1. RECON1's Avatar
    Received my phone on launch day and finally got around to seeing what the battery cycle count was using Coconut Battery. I’m at 64. Just curious to see where everyone else is at.
    03-24-2018 11:57 PM
  2. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    0 count for me
    03-25-2018 12:23 AM
  3. ItnStln's Avatar
    Mine is at 196 cycles. What defines a cycle and how many is the X rated for?
    03-25-2018 11:11 AM
  4. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Mine is at 196 cycles. What defines a cycle and how many is the X rated for?
    A full cycle is considered a full discharge of your battery from 100% to 0%, or the equivalent (in other words, going from 100 to 50 twice is considered 1 cycle). iPhone batteries are designed to hold at least 80% of original capacity for 500 cycles.

    https://www.apple.com/batteries/why-lithium-ion/

    https://www.apple.com/batteries/service-and-recycling/
    03-25-2018 11:20 AM
  5. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Samsung devices can go through 500 cycles (2 years) and still maintain 95% of its original capacity. Apple needs to figure out its batteries so they can last just as long as the batteries in Samsung devices.
    03-25-2018 11:46 AM
  6. ItnStln's Avatar
    A full cycle is considered a full discharge of your battery from 100% to 0%, or the equivalent (in other words, going from 100 to 50 twice is considered 1 cycle). iPhone batteries are designed to hold at least 80% of original capacity for 500 cycles.

    https://www.apple.com/batteries/why-lithium-ion/

    https://www.apple.com/batteries/service-and-recycling/
    Thanks! It looks like I made a good move getting AppleCare+ on my iPhone X. My 7 Plus is at 212 so I should replace it before it's out of warranty.
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    03-25-2018 12:20 PM
  7. ItnStln's Avatar
    Samsung devices can go through 500 cycles (2 years) and still maintain 95% of its original capacity. Apple needs to figure out its batteries so they can last just as long as the batteries in Samsung devices.
    Indeed
    03-25-2018 12:21 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    A full cycle is considered a full discharge of your battery from 100% to 0%, or the equivalent (in other words, going from 100 to 50 twice is considered 1 cycle). iPhone batteries are designed to hold at least 80% of original capacity for 500 cycles.

    https://www.apple.com/batteries/why-lithium-ion/

    https://www.apple.com/batteries/service-and-recycling/
    "at least" is what they guarantee. They'll generally do more. I'm at about 70% life on my 6s Plus. No idea how many cycles, but I'd guess around 800 + cycles. I had over 1,100 cycles on my old iPhone 5, before it finally gave up. LOL
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    03-25-2018 12:38 PM
  9. Garz's Avatar
    I have no idea. I’ve never once checked cycles on my phones since I get a new one every year. Cycles doesn’t matter to me.
    03-25-2018 12:40 PM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    0 count for me
    You've never charged your phone?
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    03-25-2018 12:41 PM
  11. blaine07's Avatar
    Gonna have to check mine... afraid I don’t want to know though.
    03-25-2018 12:52 PM
  12. ItnStln's Avatar
    Gonna have to check mine... afraid I don’t want to know though.
    Come on Blaine!
    03-25-2018 12:55 PM
  13. doogald's Avatar
    I bought mine last Friday. Coconut says 6 cycles. Not a good sign for holding on to this phone for 30 months...
    03-25-2018 01:21 PM
  14. rsidhaarth's Avatar
    I don’t have a Mac. Is there any way I can check my cycle count ?
    03-25-2018 01:26 PM
  15. doogald's Avatar
    I don’t have a Mac. Is there any way I can check my cycle count ?
    iMazing can do this on Mac or Windows.

    https://imazing.com/guides/how-to-ch...nd-diagnostics
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    03-25-2018 01:42 PM
  16. mogelijk's Avatar
    19 cycles on mine.
    03-25-2018 02:12 PM
  17. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    No idea. I don’t check since I’m always swapping devices with Apple warranty.
    03-25-2018 02:46 PM
  18. Garz's Avatar
    No idea. I don’t check since I’m always swapping devices with Apple warranty.
    Why do you have to swap so often? I think the last time I’ve swapped a phone for warranty was when I bent my 6 Plus.
    03-25-2018 04:31 PM
  19. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I don’t have a Mac. Is there any way I can check my cycle count ?
    If I'm not mistaken, iBackUpBot shows cycles on Windows. It's not free though.
    03-25-2018 05:12 PM
  20. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Why do you have to swap so often? I think the last time I’ve swapped a phone for warranty was when I bent my 6 Plus.
    I shouldn’t have said ‘always’. More like I usually get a device swap at least once before the one-year warranty ends. Chipped edges, camera shutter wouldn’t open even on a new restore, etc.
    03-25-2018 05:43 PM
  21. camaroz1985's Avatar
    I bought mine last Friday. Coconut says 6 cycles. Not a good sign for holding on to this phone for 30 months...
    I don't think that is any indicator for it lasting that long.

    I just use my phones and don't worry about cycle counts etc. There is nothing you can do to change it except use it less, and what is the point in that?
    03-26-2018 02:16 PM
  22. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    You've never charged your phone?
    Shhhhhhhhh I returned my x like 2 days later. It was junk compared to my friends
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    03-26-2018 02:33 PM
  23. Quis89's Avatar
    Unless I'm mistaken, there's no way to check this on my device itself. So I would need to plug it into my computer and download an application to check this, right?

    If so, it's definitely not important enough for me to do that much investigative work, lol. Especially since I typically upgrade every year. Doesn't strike me as a particularly important metric unless my device isn't performing to my liking.
    03-26-2018 03:29 PM
  24. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Unless I'm mistaken, there's no way to check this on my device itself. So I would need to plug it into my computer and download an application to check this, right?

    If so, it's definitely not important enough for me to do that much investigative work, lol. Especially since I typically upgrade every year. Doesn't strike me as a particularly important metric unless my device isn't performing to my liking.
    I thought Coconut Battery was a website, rather than an application. I could be wrong though.
    03-26-2018 03:38 PM
  25. doogald's Avatar
    I don't think that is any indicator for it lasting that long.

    I just use my phones and don't worry about cycle counts etc. There is nothing you can do to change it except use it less, and what is the point in that?
    Correct, except I really am hoping to keep the device for 30 months, and if I am using 6 charge cycles in 8 days, that suggests I'll hit the 500 cycles in about 20 months, so it's likely my battery will only have 80% of its original capacity by then. Hopefully Apple will still have the battery replacement program by then. (I've kept my 6s in a smart battery case almost since I had it, and did have the battery replaced under recall in Dec 2016, so I was lucky with that one. We'll see with this one.)
    03-26-2018 03:38 PM
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