1. MidnightinGotham's Avatar
    Just updated to iOS 11.3 and looked at the new Battery Health (beta) feature and noticed that my iPhone X is already at 98% Maximum capacity. My wife’s is still at 100% and we both preorder.

    I probably am a heavier user than she is and thus have likely charged and consumed more battery than she has but I was a bit surprised that it had decreased after 5 months (but as I type that, that’s a long enough period of time).

    Does this make sense to others and what are you all seeing for battery max capacity?
    04-03-2018 03:17 PM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Hi there. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a little bit of battery degradation if you’re a heavy user. That being said I’m a pretty heavy user myself and I’m still at 100%. Keep an eye on it and if it starts dropping quickly contact Apple Support. Anything over 80% is considered “healthy” but it shouldn’t happen quickly. Apple’s iPhone batteries are designed to retain 80% of their original capacity for 500 full charge cycles.
    04-03-2018 03:22 PM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    You should see some decline after 5 months of heavy use. My old iPhone 5 went down in less than 2 years. But my Wife's iPhone 5c was still at 95% after 4 years. I'm a heavy user, she wasn't.
    04-03-2018 05:35 PM
  4. MidnightinGotham's Avatar
    Hi there. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a little bit of battery degradation if you’re a heavy user. That being said I’m a pretty heavy user myself and I’m still at 100%. Keep an eye on it and if it starts dropping quickly contact Apple Support. Anything over 80% is considered “healthy” but it shouldn’t happen quickly. Apple’s iPhone batteries are designed to retain 80% of their original capacity for 500 full charge cycles.
    That was my thought as well. Not a huge decrease, but notable at this point. If it continues to drop off it’ll be brought in.

    I also live in Minnesota and it gets some exposure to weather when I’m outside (I listen to music/podcasts while snow blowing) so that could contribute to it as well.
    04-03-2018 06:36 PM
  5. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I also live in Minnesota and it gets some exposure to weather when I’m outside
    I'm in Minneapolis and I try to limit my phone's exposure out in the cold just to make sure it doesn't get affected by the elements.
    04-03-2018 09:54 PM
  6. MidnightinGotham's Avatar
    I'm in Minneapolis and I try to limit my phone's exposure out in the cold just to make sure it doesn't get affected by the elements.
    As do I. I try to keep it in an interior jacket pocket to keep it protected. Has your max capacity been affected at all?
    04-03-2018 10:28 PM
  7. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    As do I. I try to keep it in an interior jacket pocket to keep it protected. Has your max capacity been affected at all?
    No, but my X in only 3 weeks old.
    04-04-2018 11:36 AM

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