1. jstnwlkr's Avatar
    Yep. I went to my local Apple Store last week and asked for a battery replacement on me. They diagnosed the phone and suggested all kinds of hacks to make the battery last longer like turning off Background App Refresh and running Low Power Mode all the time.

    He also told me they didn’t even have any 12 PM batteries since the phone is a new model.

    Overall I was very disappointed with the service I received.

    I’ve decided to just quit worrying about it and get a 13 or 12s when they are available in Sept or Oct.
    How do they not even have any batteries ? That makes no sense to me.

    Frankly I don't blame you for just upgrading in the fall.
    phlamethrowre likes this.
    08-21-2021 09:39 AM
  2. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    How do they not even have any batteries ? That makes no sense to me.

    Frankly I don't blame you for just upgrading in the fall.
    I know! I was willing to pay for the battery replacement but they didn’t have any batteries at the store.

    I did find some on eBay but decided to just live with it until next month. The 12s or 13 should be available in about a month.
    08-22-2021 04:57 PM
  3. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Also, I bought an unlocked Samsung S21 Ultra when I was mad at Apple so I use that every other week or so.
    08-22-2021 04:58 PM
  4. Speedygi's Avatar
    I always work around chargers at my workplace so to me battery health is just a number . I generally give my phones a few years.
    08-25-2021 11:23 PM
  5. phlamethrowre's Avatar


    Like clockwork, dropped another 1%.
    08-27-2021 06:07 PM
  6. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I got my 12 Pro in Feb(?) of this year I believe and I’m still at 100% battery health. I also have optimized charging on…whether that helps or not, idk
    09-15-2021 09:17 PM
  7. o4liberty's Avatar
    My Mimi is at 91 precent and picked it up a few weeks after launch.
    09-15-2021 10:11 PM
  8. ksassy's Avatar
    My 11 Pro Max is still at 100% battery health after 15 months of use.
    09-15-2021 10:16 PM
  9. Jude526's Avatar
    I used to install the betas. I don’t anymore. I am just waiting on the official iOS release date. My battery life is great
    09-16-2021 01:33 AM
  10. C6TX6's Avatar
    From what I read the health drops 1% on every 25 cycles. This keeps things in line with 80% at 500 cycles and below 80% they recommend service. I'm at 91% on my 12 Pro Max now. Just going to ignore it from now on!

    I have an M1 Macbook Pro that has 25 cycles, 100% health and the battery status shows it's going on 11 years old. Which is bogus as it was made in March 2021 NOT March 2011. Someone had a keyboard flub at time of manufacture!
    phlamethrowre likes this.
    09-16-2021 07:48 AM
  11. Wotchered's Avatar
    I don’t believe what “Battery Health” is telling me at all ! The battery percentage on my XS tumbled downhill till just before my Apple Care+ had nearly run out, and then stuck at 83 %, in the year since then it has dropped to 82%, Funny when it stuck isn’t it ?
    09-16-2021 12:28 PM
  12. phlamethrowre's Avatar
    Now that I’ve ordered a 13 Pro Max my Battery Health is holding at 90%. 🤦
    10-08-2021 02:23 PM
  13. theKHMERboy's Avatar
    I have the iPhone 12 Pro max for almost a year now and my battery health is still at 100%
    phlamethrowre and Ledsteplin like this.
    10-09-2021 08:37 AM
  14. FarmRoad423's Avatar
    I’m beginning to think my Battery Health just isn’t accurate. I’ve treated this battery better than any iPhone battery I’ve ever owned. I don’t top it off and I don’t let it drop below 60%. I keep it between 60 and 80 all the time. I never leave it on a charger over night. It still keeps on dropping.
    make sure you use it to 0% and then charge it to 100% - called full circle, it might help
    11-07-2021 01:23 PM
  15. natosteve's Avatar
    iPhone 12 mini is a dog when it comes to battery health over 12 months. Shame because it’s such a great size. Hopefully the 13 mini battery health is more robust.


    12-10-2021 02:29 PM
  16. Annie_M's Avatar
    iPhone 12 mini is a dog when it comes to battery health over 12 months. Shame because it’s such a great size. Hopefully the 13 mini battery health is more robust.

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    I just wanted to say hello and welcome to iMore!
    natosteve likes this.
    12-10-2021 02:40 PM
  17. Momof2_1711's Avatar
    iPhone 12 mini is a dog when it comes to battery health over 12 months. Shame because it’s such a great size. Hopefully the 13 mini battery health is more robust.

    [IMG=1125x2436]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211210/650ee678bce65afc57ad8064b803c06e.png[/url]
    [IMG=1125x2436]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211210/3b0ea6500e5e90d8e7d944a9f761c405.png[/url]
    My launch day 12 Pro Max is at 85%. I can see it hitting 80% before September. I’m upgrading to the 14 Pro Max and will have the battery in my 12 Pro Max replaced once it hit 80% and I’ll use it as a backup phone.
    01-11-2022 05:31 PM
  18. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I’ve had my 12 Pro since March 2021 and my battery is down to 94% max capacity. I’m not a power user & I use optimized charging.
    01-17-2022 10:03 AM
  19. Garz's Avatar
    My wife got her 12 pro max on launch day in November 2020 and it’s at 86% after just 15 or 16 months. Optimized charging is on. Never seen a iPhone batter degrade this fast. Once it hits under 80%, apple will swap out the battery at no charge since it has apple care+. Just crazy how fast this battery degraded.
    ThePinkChameleon likes this.
    02-06-2022 02:53 PM
  20. pr1nce's Avatar
    I’ve had my iPhone 12 since March of 2021, not quite a year. My battery health is at 86%. Optimized battery charging is on. I’ve never had a battery degrade so fast. Maybe I’m using it more now since I retired, but I still don’t think I’m a power user. Once the battery hits 80% I’ll replace it with AppleCare.
    ThePinkChameleon likes this.
    02-06-2022 07:29 PM
  21. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    My wife got her 12 pro max on launch day in November 2020 and it’s at 86% after just 15 or 16 months. Optimized charging is on. Never seen a iPhone batter degrade this fast. Once it hits under 80%, apple will swap out the battery at no charge since it has apple care+. Just crazy how fast this battery degraded.
    I’ve had my iPhone 12 since March of 2021, not quite a year. My battery health is at 86%. Optimized battery charging is on. I’ve never had a battery degrade so fast. Maybe I’m using it more now since I retired, but I still don’t think I’m a power user. Once the battery hits 80% I’ll replace it with AppleCare.
    I agree…it’s crazy how fast the battery has degraded on the 12 series phones. As I type this just from the last time I replied in this thread (approx 2wks ago..?) my battery health is now at 92%.
    02-06-2022 08:41 PM
  22. pr1nce's Avatar
    I agree…it’s crazy how fast the battery has degraded on the 12 series phones. As I type this just from the last time I replied in this thread (approx 2wks ago..?) my battery health is now at 92%.
    I’m with you. It seems like every 2-3 weeks my battery health is degrading. I’ve never seen anything like it.
    ThePinkChameleon likes this.
    02-06-2022 09:15 PM
  23. Garz's Avatar
    I’ve had my iPhone 12 since March of 2021, not quite a year. My battery health is at 86%. Optimized battery charging is on. I’ve never had a battery degrade so fast. Maybe I’m using it more now since I retired, but I still don’t think I’m a power user. Once the battery hits 80% I’ll replace it with AppleCare.
    My wife’s iPhone 11 was a 97% after 14 months when she got her 12 max. Now this 12 max is at 86% after 15-16 months. Her usage of the phone is no different now then it was then. Just crazy how bad the batteries aged in 12 series of phones.
    pr1nce likes this.
    02-07-2022 11:32 AM
  24. Annie_M's Avatar
    I've had my 12 Pro since January 2021. I just checked, and my batter health is 93%. I'm comfortable with that.
    pr1nce likes this.
    02-07-2022 12:09 PM
  25. RescueEMT911's Avatar
    I have a 12 Pro Max since July 2021, I do not consider myself to be a heavy phone user, was at 100% battery until ios 15 dropped, now it goes down a couple percent pretty much every week, I am currently at 89% after only 7 months! Not super happy with the battery, but Applecare + says it is not a problem until it reaches 80, so I have made a game of killing off the battery at this point. Very Sad
    02-07-2022 06:47 PM
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