Your iPhone has a hidden number that tells you when it’s time to upgrade

EVERY iPhone has a hidden number that tells you when it’s time to upgrade.

It’s worth checking back from time to time to see how your gadget is doing.

Check your maximum iPhone battery capacity today


Check your maximum iPhone battery capacity todayPhoto credit: Apple/The Sun

If you buy a new iPhone, it will have a very good battery life.

But over time, the maximum capacity of the battery decreases.

After all, a battery can perform so poorly that you may struggle to get through a day between charges.

Luckily, it’s very easy to check exactly how much charge is left in your iPhone battery.

When you buy a new iPhone, the assumption is that the battery is 100% charged.

And that percentage decreases as you drain and charge the device.

So after 500 charge cycles – or about two years – you would expect to be about 80% powered on.

This means that a full iPhone charge gives you 20% less life than when it was new.

Go to Settings > Battery > Battery Health & Charging.

Then look under Maximum capacity to see what percentage of battery life you have.

This is a measure of the battery capacity compared to when it was new,” explains Apple.

“Lower capacity can result in fewer hours of use between charges.”

If you are below 80%, you might find it very annoying.

What to do when iPhone battery is low?

One way is to simply update your iPhone.

If the battery capacity is low, you’ve probably had it for a few years, so upgrading isn’t a bad idea.

But a far cheaper option is to simply buy an iPhone battery replacement from Apple.

That means you get “like new” battery life without sacrificing a brand new model.

The price of an iPhone battery replacement may vary depending on the model.

There’s a calculator on Apple’s website that explains how much you’ll have to pay for each model.

you can find it Here.

“Use our Get an Estimate tool to review potential costs,” Apple explains.

It’s a good time to do so as the price of an iPhone battery swap is about to increase.

From March 1st an iPhone battery swap will cost £20 more in the UK and an additional $20 in the US for millions of phones.

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After March 1st, if you replace an iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 11 or iPhone X battery, you’ll get £89 / $89 back.

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