If you’re like me, you even charge your devices relentlessly Yes doing so could damage the battery in the long term. This is the way, I think as I look at the charging case for the AirPods Pro that I have left plugged in for the past three weeks.
One of the best forms of preventative maintenance that you can easily perform for any Apple device is to periodically check the battery status. I don’t mean the number in the upper right corner of the screen that shows how much juice you have left as a percentage. I mean the slightly more hidden setting that gives you a clue as to how your battery is working overall.
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While there isn’t much you can do if your battery is horrible except to get a new one, you will at least have a clue that your device is nearing the “old” state. or that your charging habits could be preventing you from sucking up as much life from your device as possible. Hopefully, you will notice a dead battery while your device is still under warranty, so battery replacement will be free, rather than $$$.
Here’s how to check the battery status on each type of Apple device:
How to check the battery status of your iPhone
To see how well your iPhone battery is working, lift Configurations application and touch Battery. Wait a moment and you will get a series of charts showing your battery level (and activity) in the last 24 hours. or The last 10 days.
This is all very well, but what you really want to do is tap Battery Health, which could give you some grim news:
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However, don’t panic if you get that message at the top. Again, these are just data points. If your iPhone still helps you get through the day smoothly, and you don’t experience significant performance penalties as a result of his meh battery, then don’t worry. You may want to consider upgrading to a new phone at some point (or an expensive battery replacement), but it’s not essential unless you really experience noticeable issues while using your phone or tablet every day.
What about iPad?
So, bad news: You will be able to see your charge and usage charts on an iPad, but there is no dedicated “battery status” section to give you an idea of battery life. You will have to resort to a third-party application like iMazing or coconut battery for details like that. Journal.
How to check the battery status of your Mac
If or when it is updated to macOS Big SurYou will see that the “Power Saver” section no longer exists in your System Preferences. In its place is a new drum section. You can probably guess where this is going.
Click on it and you will get a similar looking configuration to what you would find in iOS. You’ll be able to see how much your battery has used in the past 24 hours and 10 days, and you’ll be able to access all of the previous Power Saver settings, including scheduled startup and shutdown of your Mac.
Unfortunately, as with the iPad, you won’t be able to see the overall health of your Mac’s battery. You can get an idea of how many charge cycles your battery has gone through when you lift your Mac System information and then clicking Power (found under “Hardware“section). There, you will see the battery cycle count, status, and maximum capacity, and you can compare that cycle count with Apple’s limits to get an idea of how the battery is doing.
How to check the battery status of your Apple Watch
Once you upgrade to watchOS 7, you can check the battery status of your device directly from your wrist. Raise your Configurations application and touch Battery. A graph will appear showing your Apple Watch charge for the last day:
Scroll down and tap Battery Heath, where you can see the full battery capacity of your Apple Watch. It’s as easy as that. As with other types of Apple products, don’t worry if that number isn’t what you expected. As long as you get through the day without charging your Apple Watch halfway, you’re probably doing just fine.