How to Check and Increase Your iPhone Battery Health

Confused about iPhone battery health? This article will show you how to easily check your iPhone battery health and share useful tips to increase its health percent.


Campbell Adams | Last Updated: Nov 08, 2021
5-year smartphone engineer, with rich experience in iOS software issues. He presents the most actionable solutions for readers in the most easy-to-understand manner.

How to Check and Increase Your iPhone Battery Health

Knowing how your iPhone battery performs or how well you can take care of it or fix it when damaged is necessary for increasing the performance of your iPhone. This article will introduce you to how you can easily examine your battery, check what apps are consuming more battery, and understand more about the battery health of your iPhone. By reading this article, you learn all the things you should know about iPhone battery health. Let’s get started.

Part 1: Understand iPhone performance and its relation to your battery

Your iPhone is designed to serve you by ensuring it serves you the best performance as a user. To achieve this, iPhone relies on the battery to ensure operations such as the apps can run effectively on your iPhone.

Various variables contribute to your iPhone battery performance and unless you know how to increase your battery performance, you can easily degrade the iPhone battery. Each battery has a given lifespan, and continuous use of the iPhone degrades the battery life. Once the battery degrades it will easily drain out and will be unable to perform as it should requiring you to replace it eventually.

Lithium-ion batteries

In creating iPhone batteries, lithium-ion technology is used. Using this technology increases the charging speed of the batteries, enables the battery to stay longer before it drains out, and makes the battery have a higher power density making it lighter.

This technology is what is being used to develop the newer generations of iPhone batteries and doing so ensures that your battery has the best shape and condition to meet your needs by providing you with good performance and prolonged battery life.

Part 2: How to check your iPhone battery's health

Checking the health status of your iPhone battery only works if you are using iOS 11.3 or higher. For the other iPhone models, you can only use the steps below once you update your iOS version.

  • 1. Open Settings.
  • 2. Click “Battery”.
  • 3. Click “Battery Health”.
iphone battery health via settings

From the page the displays, you should be able to see the health percentage of your battery. A higher percentage from 80% and above indicates that your battery is in good health. If it is below that, it implies you’ve probably used the iPhone for the past two years and the health status of your battery is critical.

Part 3: How to check your iPhone’s battery information

Knowing more regarding your battery goes a long way to help you in determining how best you should take care of your battery. To check the information regarding your iPhone battery, open Settings then click on battery. From the page that opens up, you can see all the activities regarding your battery in terms of consumption, charging hours, and even the usage period.

Under the “Battery Health” section, you will see a percentage of the health status of your battery as indicated in part 2 above. Some of the indicators of your iPhone battery having poor health include:

  • 1. Apps behaving at a slower rate.
  • 2. Reduced speaker volume.
  • 3. The scrolling of the iPhone becoming slow.
  • 4. Apps taking a long time to launch.

Part 4: How to increase your iPhone battery life

Having your iPhone battery health being below 80% doesn’t mean it is completely damaged, the tricks below will help to increase the battery health of your iPhone.

  • 1. iPhone upgrades also add improvement to the battery, ensure your iPhone is always updated.
  • 2. Limiting your iPhone’s background activities. Open Settings > General. Toggle the option for refreshing background apps.
  • 3. Turn on your iPhone’s Low Power Mode. This will give you three more hours of battery life.
  • 4. Avoid using mobile data and instead, use Wi-Fi which consumes lesser battery power.
  • 5. Avoid always recharging your phone in an attempt to keep it 100% charged all the time. Constant charging damages the battery's health.
  • 6. Avoiding exposing your iPhone to too much heat, if you are outside, keep it in your pocket or under a shade to avoid it from overheating.
  • 7. Turn off the random notifications on your iPhone.

The above tips help to reduce the battery consumption rate and by doing so, your iPhone battery will still be able to serve you well regardless of its health status being below 80%.

Part 5: Summary

Having a good and healthy battery ensures your iPhone has a good and prolonged performance. This article introduced you to everything you need to know regarding your iPhone’s battery health. The article introduced you to basic information about iPhone batteries, how to check your battery health status, and concluded with giving you tips to optimize and increase your iPhone battery life.

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