There’s a difference between battery health and battery life. Battery life determines how long your battery lasts after single charging but battery health determines how much your battery life diminishes over time. After a year, your battery life won’t last as long as when it was new.
Suppose your full charge lasts for six hours when you got it brand new. But after a year, it will last for 4-5 hours. Battery health is important to be maintained and taken care of and should be constantly checked upon. We usually get the user inaccessible battery in phones so we can not swap batteries with a new battery but there are several ways to check battery health.
1. Through social media contact
For ios, to check the battery health, you can either contact the apple system, tweet or message them or visit the apple support website. They will retort back through DM and you will give them your iPhone’s serial number and Version. They will approve you of a diagnostic test that you can access in your settings. Once it’s done running, you will let the support rep know and they will tell you your battery health.
2. Through applications
There are also several apps these days that tell you about battery health. You just have to download and you can take care of it well and good. The most used app for this work right now is Battey Life Doctor.
Keeping aside the annoying ads, it shows you a clear display of your battery health and battery life. On the screen, the first thing you notice is a big graphic telling you about your battery life with descriptions like “good”, ” bad”, “average”. You will also see a wear level followed by a percentage. This is how much your battery has degraded over time. If it says 15 percent, then the total charge that it can hold is 85 percent of its original (maximum). A brand new battery will display a battery health percentage of 100 percent.
3. For iPhones and iPads
If the applications for iOS users aren’t available, because, since the release of ios 10, Apple has debarred third-party applications from determining the phone’s battery health, you can simply go to settings > battery on your device. It will not show you, your exact battery health percentage. But it will warn you if your battery needs service. If there is no message like that, your battery is working just fine.
4. Console app
It is a battery health determining app pre-installed on all macs. You just have to connect your phone to your computer through lightning cable and type battery health in the search box. If it shows no information, unlock your iPhone. It will show some information like battery health is good. We also get limited details about battery level, power source being used and so on. For most people knowing that the battery is in “good” condition is just enough that they want to know.
5. Through Coconutbattery
It is a very useful app when you have to check the detailed information about your battery health, battery life etc. You just have to plug in your phone to your computer through lightning cable and it will show you an accurate data about battery health.