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Facing iPhone battery health problems? Know if it needs to be replaced

If you are dealing with the iPhone battery problems, then it is time to check its battery health. Here is what you should know.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Jul 08 2023, 18:13 IST
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1/7 There is no need to buy a new iPhone every year. Instead, every year a new iOS update will transform your handset and make it like new. This year, iOS 17 will end up doing that. (Pexels)
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2/7 Sadly, many really old iPhone models will not get the iOS 17 update.  (Unsplash)
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3/7 So, if you own an iPhone 7, 1st-gen iPhone SE, or any earlier devices, it is certain that you won't be able to download iOS 17. (REUTERS)
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4/7 As per a MacWorld report, iPhone 11, iPhone 12, iPhone 13, iPhone 14 will be compatible with the iOS 17 update. (Unsplash)
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5/7 Some early leaks suggested that the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X may lose support for iOS 17. But, as per a tipster on MacRumors Forums, said all iPhones that support iOS 16 will get iOS 17. (Pexels)
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6/7 That means iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR are also on the list of those iPhones which will get the iOS 17. (Pexels)
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7/7 However, it just may be that the older iPhones may not be able to use a wide range of new features due to their old chipset and technology limitations. (Pixabay)
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Is it time to replace your Apple iPhone battery? Know the answer here. (Unsplash)

Is your iPhone battery health noticeably deteriorating? This can be due to several reasons. Maybe you have been using your iPhone for too many years, downloaded too many of those battery-degrading apps or perhaps, your gaming sessions are too long. Needless to say, poor battery performance can impact productivity and stop you from doing so many things on your smartphone because you don't want it to die on you when you are outside your home or office. Apple says that rechargeable batteries, being consumable items have a limited time span. You can charge them just so many times, before they start slowing down. And over time, their capacity and performance gradually diminish, which ultimately suggests you go for a replacement. As batteries mature, they can affect the performance of your iPhone.

So, if you are dealing with iPhone's battery performance, then it is high time that you check its health. Yes, your iPhone records the battery health, which is crucial to make a decision on whether you need to replace the battery. Read on to know how to check your iPhone battery health.

How to check iPhone's battery health

  • Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.
  • Slide down and tap the Battery option.
  • Then tap Battery Health & Charging.
  • It will show information about your battery's capacity, peak performance, and whether your battery needs to be serviced.
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Time to replace your iPhone's battery?

Based on this information, you can decide whether your iPhone battery needs a replacement or not. Apple says that a normal battery is designed to retain up to 80 percent of its original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles when operating under normal conditions. So, if your battery dropped below 80 percent, then you may need to consider a replacing it.

However, if your battery is fine, but you face battery issues, then there is no need for replacement. Instead, you can try some simple tips to boost the battery performance of your iPhone.

Tips to boost iPhone's battery

  • Low Power Mode: It reduces the power demands of 5G services, auto-Lock, display brightness, display refresh rate, some visual effects, and Background app refresh.
  • Use WiFi connection: Apple says that a Wi‑Fi connection uses less power than a cellular network.
  • Look out for the battery usage information: In the battery section of the Settings, you can know information about your battery usage and activity that appears for the last 24 hours and up to the last 10 days.
  • Latest upgrade: Always keep your iPhone up to date with the latest iOS update. Currently, this is iOS 16.

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First Published Date: 08 Jul, 18:11 IST
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