Apple’s iPhone battery health is a significant concern for most users, as it directly impacts the device’s performance and longevity.
In iOS 15, users could view their iPhone’s exact battery cycle count. However, with the release of iOS 16, Apple removed this feature.
Fortunately, there’s still a way to access this valuable information.
So, I will show you how to check your iPhone’s real battery health and battery cycle count in iOS 16 using a shortcut.
Understand Battery Cycle Count: It is the number of times your iPhone has been fully charged to 100%.
Step 1: Download the Battery Cycle Count and Battery Health Shortcut
To begin, you’ll need to download a shortcut called “Battery Cycle Count and Battery Health.” This shortcut can be downloaded from the following link:
Once downloaded, add the shortcut to your list of shortcuts on your iPhone.
Step 2: Customize the Shortcut for Your iPhone Model
Before using the shortcut, you must modify it to match your iPhone model’s design capacity. To do this, tap on the three dots on the shortcut and scroll down to the “Design Capacity” section. Replace the number with your specific iPhone model’s design capacity.
To find your iPhone model’s battery capacity, refer to a reliable source, such as a website that lists the battery capacity for all iPhone models. For example, for an iPhone 14 Pro, the design capacity might be 3200 mAh. Copy this number and paste it into the shortcut. Save your changes by tapping “Done.”
Step 3: Enable Share iPhone and Watch Analytics
Before proceeding, make sure you have “Share iPhone and Watch Analytics” turned on in your settings for at least two days. To do this, go to:
- Privacy and Security
- Analytics and Improvements
- Toggle on “Share iPhone and Watch Analytics”
Step 4: Access Your Analytics Data
After enabling analytics sharing, access your analytics data by following these steps:
- Go to Settings
- Scroll down and select Privacy and Security
- Scroll down again and tap on Analytics and Improvements
- Select Analytics Data
Note: If it is enabled, then you can proceed to the next step for checking the battery cycle count and health. If it was disabled, you will have to wait for at least 2–3 days after enabling it so that the system can collect data regarding your battery health and cyclecount.
Step 5: Find and Share Your Most Recent Analytics File
In the Analytics Data section, find your most recent analytics file.
Tap the share icon in the top right corner and select the “Battery Checker” shortcut you downloaded earlier.
The shortcut will now analyze the text file to find your iPhone’s battery cycle count. This process may take a few seconds.
Once the shortcut finishes processing the file, a pop-up will appear displaying your iPhone’s exact battery cycle count. A lower cycle count indicates a healthier battery, while a higher count suggests a more worn-out battery.
So, this is howyou can easily monitor your iPhone’s real battery health and battery cycle count in iOS 16.
Regularly checking this information can help you better understand your device’s performance and when it might be time for a battery replacement.