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iPhone Battery Condition

Discussion in 'Apple Hardware' started by Jokester, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Jokester

    Don

    Joined: Aug 7, 2003

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    Location: Aberdeenshire

    Is there any way to tell what the condition is of an iPhone battery?

    Smashed the screen on my phone and wondering if I should just get the battery done at the same time.
     
  2. Minstadave

    Capodecina

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  3. mrbell1984

    Capodecina

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    They shouldn't have put that setting there to disable it. People with non-Apple batteries can't use that app because all that happens is that you get a spinning wheel. Hence you can't Enable/Disable the setting. So they are restricting use.
     
  4. Minstadave

    Capodecina

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    If you can change the battery though it’s no biggy. Once you get performance degradation just change it.
     
  5. rotor

    Wise Guy

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    Friend of mine recently got his iPhone 6 battery replaced at iSmash (i.e. non-Apple), and the battery health tool says 100%, so it definitely works with 3rd party batteries.
     
  6. Minstadave

    Capodecina

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    Doesn’t work with mine, must only be some that work.
     
  7. Destination

    Capodecina

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    This doesn't seem to work on ipads, is that by design?
     
  8. VaderDSL

    Capodecina

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    I think it's in Beta at the moment, as in the feature has been pushed for phones only. I imagine they will eventually bring it to other devices.
     
  9. rotor

    Wise Guy

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    Yeah doesn’t show up on my iPad.
     
  10. Destination

    Capodecina

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    We shall see, at this stage I think for the pad they will hold off, mainly as they probably don't wish to admit what level of issue might exist on such devices over time.
     
  11. No-One

    Wise Guy

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    My launch day iPhone 6 is still showing 100%. I'm not sure this thing is very accurate. I guess it is still beta though
     
  12. rotor

    Wise Guy

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    That can't be right... 3.5 year-old iPhone should be showing way less than 90% by now. My wife's 7 (18 months old) *with* the Apple battery case (which keeps the phone fully charged as much as it can) is showing 89% health. Even my X is now showing 99%.
     
  13. moogle

    Wise Guy

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    Download a program called 3uTools. It's quite a polished program and it has a tab in there that can show you battery health % and charge cycles. You do need iTunes installed too to use it though.
     
  14. No-One

    Wise Guy

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    My sister has a 2nd hand 6. She’s struggling with battery life and is going to get changed soon. Hers is showing 96% health. Like I said. Not very accurate
     
  15. rotor

    Wise Guy

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    Wow, seriously inaccurate.
     
  16. Jokester

    Don

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    Well, my early 6S is showing 83%.

    Think I’ll pay £25 to get it changed.
     
  17. rotor

    Wise Guy

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    If you have one handy, go Apple as opposed to 3rd party.
     
  18. Jokester

    Don

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    Yeah, there’s one in Aberdeen so I’ll put in at the weekend.
     
  19. No-One

    Wise Guy

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    Installed and got this

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    Why is my actual capacity higher than the design capacity?

    Not that I'm bothered anyway. My battery life and performance are both fine, hence I haven't bothered to upgrade
     
  20. Jokester

    Don

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    Went into Apple this morning. Was told 80-100% was acceptable for battery condition but mine was replaced free of charge because their diagnostics detected that my phone had shut itself down due to a battery anomaly (my phone doesn’t like being at 13k feet apparently but didn’t mention that).

    The proper diagnostic tool they used said the same battery condition as the latest update.