How to check your Apple devices’ battery health

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Photo: Primakov (Shutterstock) – If you’re like me, even if you can hurt the battery for the long time, you will constantly load your devices. “This is the way,” I think when I look at the cargo case AirPods Pro I have been plugging in for three weeks.

One of the best methods of preventive maintenance for any Apple device is to check its battery health on a regular basis. I don’t say how many juices you’ve left as a percentage, in the upper right corner of your screen. I mean the more buried environment, which gives you an insight into how your battery goes.

See the video below for more information on battery life:

Although there are not many things that can be done if your battery is horrible, you can at least understand that it comes to the “old” condition of your device or that your charging practices may prevent you from sucking as long as you can from your device. Luckily, during the warranty period, you will notice a dying battery, so that replacement of your battery becomes free, not $$$$$.

This is how the battery health of all Apple devices is monitored:

  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • Mac
  • Apple Watch

How to monitor the health of your iPhone

Pull the Settings app and tap Battery to see how well your iPhone battery is doing. Wait for a moment. In the last 24 hours or 10 days, you’ll get some charts showing your level of battery (and activity).

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All of them are good and fine, but what you really want to do is tap Battery Health, which may be grim news:

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Don’t be freaked if, however, you get the message at the top. Again, these are only points of information. When your iPhone usually gets around without any problem — and because of your meh battery you don’t experience significant performance penalty — you don’t sweat it. Maybe you would like some time to upgrade to a new mobile phone (or replace a costly battery), but it’s not important unless there are significant problems every day when using your phone or tablet.

What about iPad? What about iPad?

Therefore, bad news: you can see your charging and use charts on an iPad, but it doesn’t give you a sense of the lifespan of your battery in a dedicated “battery health” section. In order to obtain details like that, you must turn to a third party app like iMazing or cocoBattery. Bummer.

How to check the health of your Mac

If you upgrade to macOS Big Sur or when, you can see that your System Preferences no longer contain the “Energy Saver” section. A new battery section is in its place. Probably you can guess where it goes.

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Clicking on it will give you a similar look to what you would find on iOS. You can see how much battery you have used during the last 24 hours and 10 days and you can access all previous Energy Saver settings – including scheduled startup and shutdown of your Mac.

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Unfortunately, like on the iPad, the overall health of your battery on your Mac will not be visible. A pick of your Mac System Informationen and then click Power (found in the “Hardware” section) gives an idea of how many charging cycles your battery has been through. You can see the cycle count, condition and capacity of your battery there and compare this cycle count to the limits of Apple so you get a sense of how your battery moves.

How to monitor the health of your Apple Watch

Once you have upgraded your device to watch OS 7, you can directly check the health of your handle on your device. Tap on Battery and pull up your Settings app. A graph showing the charge of your Apple Watch over the last day will hit you:

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Download and tap Battery Heath to see the overall battery capacity of your Apple Watch. It’s so simple. Don’t stress if the number is not what you’d expect, as with other Apple products. As long as you can go through the day without charging your Apple Watch, you probably’re okay.