How to see how many charge cycles iPhone has completed: The charge cycles give us an idea of the age and condition of the battery of a device, even though it not the only important data to take into account. In the case of the iPhone, there are several ways to see this metric, but the one we will talk about today does not require third party apps, it is information directly extracted from the system.
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How to see how many charge cycles iPhone has completed?
Our iPhone or iPad performs periodic self-diagnostics. In these diagnostics, it collects information that can help Apple’s technicians to reproduce the situation and fix it. In one of these diagnostics, our system notes the count of load cycles performed and that’s exactly where we look for. The process is valid on both an iPhone and an iPad, and although it consists of several quite simple steps.
The first thing we will do is to access the section where the system saves the diagnostics, follow these steps:
- We open the app Settings on our iPhone or iPad.
- We enter the Privacy section.
- At the bottom, we touch on Analysis and improvements.
- We enter to the Data Analysis.
Well, here we will find the log that interests us. The number of reports in this section can be quite considerable, so we may have to scroll quite a bit to the end. The file we are looking for is the last one, since it is more recent, starting with “log-aggregated”.
Once we have found it, we simply open it and see its content. This log contains a lot of information and we only look for a specific line, so we will use the Notes app to find it easily. We will do it like this:
- We click twice on a word of the first of the document, it does not have to be the first since the information we are looking for is notably lower in the document.
- We pull the small blue handle to the right and slide our finger on the bottom right of the screen to select all the text at maximum speed.
- When the selection reaches the bottom end we drop it and in the menu that appears we choose Copy.
- Exit Settings and open the Notes app.
- We touch the pencil button on a paper to create a new note.
- Click once on the note and in the menu that appears choose Paste.
Well, so far we have moved all the log to the Notes app from where we can perform a search. We continue.
- We touch the share button (a square with an upward arrow). If we are using iOS/iPadOS 14 we touch the circle button with three dots inside.
- We choose Search in the note.
- Write or copy and paste: batterycyclecount
- We tap on Search.
- We will see that the term we have just searched for is selected in yellow on the screen. If we have done it well, it must be the only thing highlighted.
What interests us is the value between the two integers. This is the count of the charge cycles of the battery of our iPhone or iPad.
Easy, isn’t it? It may seem like a lot of steps, but the truth is that they can be summarized by searching for the correct file in the corresponding privacy section, copying and pasting it into Notes and searching for a term. Without third-party apps, without jailbreak. This way you’ve learned how to see how many charge cycles iPhone has completed.