Apple has said that it throttles the CPU on iPhones with degraded batteries and at such a point of time , let us look at a few ways that you , the user can check battery performance and usage . Listed below are a few simple and effective methods to do the same .
Settings on your iPhone
The quickest and easiest way to check your battery health is by going directly to Settings > Battery on your device. This option gives you basic details, if your iPhone / iPad battery needs to be serviced. Do note that this status is shown only in case your iPhone Battery status is poor and needs to be serviced and not otherwise .
Console App on Mac
The console app that comes pre installed on Macs gives you a little more details about the iPhone and iPad battery health status . It is fairly simple and can be done as follows .
Launch Console on your Mac , plug your iPhone/ iPad to your computer via the Lightning cable, and type batteryhealth in the search field (remember to unlock your iPhone and select Trust this computer on the iPhone to enable access to the iPhone/ iPad ) .
As you see above , we get some more details about the status of the battery. In the case of my iPhone X, the health status is rated as Good. Other details such as the current battery level, the power source being used, and more are also shared by Console .
Below is another example of an iPad with a faulty battery which was correctly diagnosed as needing service at iRepair India, Koramangala recently . Note that the Battery condition shows up as Poor and as Service Battery
The best way to test your iPhone Battery .
The most complete and accurate status report of your battery can be obtained by contacting Apple and having them run a diagnostic directly on your device. This can be done by making an appointment at an Apple Store, or by calling 0008001009009 within India and getting in touch with Apple’s online Support .
After taking your approval , Apple will be able to remotely run a diagnostic on the device and have a clear picture of the battery status. This is probably the best way to know what is going with your battery if you’re having issues.
Running these tests on new devices may be unnecessary , but it can prove to be helpful if you are noticing degraded performances on your older devices. If you’re using an iPhone thats 1-2 years or older and are noticing issues with your battery life , running any or all of these tests may help you to get a better idea of what’s going on.
If you do, please make sure to share some of your results with us in the comments section below. Furthermore, if you know additional ways to pull reliable and accurate battery reports from iOS devices, make sure to share with the rest of us.