Shortcut: Check Your iPhone’s Battery Cycle Count!

Apple says iPhones are designed to retain 80% of their original battery capacity after 500 charge cycles. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been an easy way to view your iPhone’s cycle count — until now. In this article, I’ll show you how to check the battery cycle count on your iPhone!
➡️ Click the link to download our Siri Shortcut and check your iPhone’s battery cycle count.

How To Check Your iPhone Battery Cycle Count

First, download our Battery Stats Shortcut. Then, open Settings on your iPhone and tap Privacy & Security -> Analytics & Improvements -> Analytics Data.

view iphone analytics data

Open an iPhone analytics file. These files start with “Analytics” followed by a date.

iphone analytics file

Tap the Share button in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, then tap Battery Stats in the share sheet. The Shortcut will run and show you your iPhone’s original maximum capacity, current maximum capacity, and cycle count.

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Note: Your iPhone won’t save analytics files if you’ve turned off Share iPhone Analytics.

What Do These Stats Mean?

MaximumFCC is your iPhone’s original charge capacity in milliamp hours (mAh). Apple doesn’t publish battery capacity specifications on their website, and MaximumFCC varies from iPhone to iPhone. The only way to find your iPhone’s original maximum capacity is in iPhone Analytics.

Nominal Charge Capacity is your iPhone’s current maximum battery capacity. Unless your iPhone is fresh out of the box, this number will be lower than the MaximumFCC. As you use your iPhone and put it through charge cycles, its maximum capacity drops.

Cycle Count is the number of charge cycles your iPhone has been through. There’s some misconceptions about what a charge cycle actually is. One charge cycle is any time you discharge your iPhone a total of 100%. It could be 100% to 0%, but more often, it’s something like this:

  1. You use your iPhone during the day, and the battery percentage drops from 80% to 30%.
  2. You charge your iPhone back up to 100% overnight.
  3. You use your iPhone over the course of the day and the battery life drops 50%.

That’s one complete charge cycle. We talk charge cycles (and much more) in our YouTube video about iPhone Battery Health.

The Battery Capacity number displayed at the bottom of the Battery Stats pop-up is your iPhone’s real battery capacity. It’s probably different than the one you’ll see in Settings -> Battery -> Battery Health & Charging.

Apple calculates the Maximum Capacity percentage in Settings by comparing your iPhone’s Nominal Charge Capacity to the standard charge capacity of your iPhone model. Apple sets that standard charge capacity lower than MaximumFCC of most iPhones they ship. This allows most iPhones to remain at “100% Maximum Capacity” even after they’ve been through dozens (and sometimes hundreds) of charge cycles.

I Spy My Cycle Count

We hope this handy shortcut helped you figure out how many charge cycles your iPhone has been through. If you found it helpful, please share this article and our shortcut with friends and family on social media.

For more tips like this, subscribe to our YouTube channel where we make videos about iPhone battery life, privacy settings, and more!

About Author

David Lynch is an expert on cell phones, cell phone plans, and other tech. After using a flip phone into his early 20s, he learned the ropes about iPhones and Androids from a former Apple employee. Today, his articles and videos are read and viewed by millions, and he has been cited by major publications including Reader's Digest, Wired, CMSWire, Consumers Advocate, and more.

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Chirag C
30 days ago

What if the battery is replaced by an unauthorised battery and it shows 100 percent in the battery health ?

Nafay
1 month ago

Battery health

Roham
1 month ago

Iphone 13
6 cycle 96.87???

Allyn
1 month ago

I checked my cycle count some days ago on my Iphone SE2022 the long way and it was 10. I downloaded your shortcut and it is still 10 even though I have recharged the phone 3 or 4 times. Why is that?

Kim
2 months ago

Can this shortcut work if I have my battery replaced by a third party battery? I know that the Max Battery Capacity % will no longer show but, as this is an inaccurate figure anyway, can I still see the analytics for it (& hence garner information from the shortcut)?
FYI I have an iPhone 13 Pro showing 84% capacity although the shortcut reveals it is 80.16% after 847 cycles.

Prince
3 months ago

My battery stats are not showing

Last edited 3 months ago by Prince
Ross O'Neil
4 months ago
Same I can no longer get the stats anymore.
Sharukh khan
5 months ago

Daly iam check and decrease battery health worth app

Rahul Aggarwal
5 months ago

Hi! I first installed this shortcut around 15 September 2023. I was able to locate the analytics file and find that my battery percentage was at 79%. While Apple still shows it at 83% since quite some time, I have noticed my battery lasting for shorter periods than before. However, them thing that’s changed now is that I can no longer find the analytics file. I have turned on Share iPhone Analytics and checked back after a day, but still the file isn’t there. Any solution? Check the attached pictures for reference.

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Nikolay Ivanov
6 months ago

With iOS 17 doesn’t work correctly. Most of the times it doesn’t read anything, it tries to load but just closes by itself. Sometimes if I restart the device it shows information first time running, but after that it crashes again… Sometimes it doesn’t read the last log, but if I try previous it reads it 🙄. There is something going on and it should be fixed, please!

Venator
6 months ago

I don’t have a shortcut to the quick command in me “share.”

Anup Paul
6 months ago

I purchased a 9-month-old iPhone 14 for 50k. Is it worth it?

Rahul Aggarwal
5 months ago
Reply to  Anup Paul

You already purchased it. Now why are you thinking if it was worth it or not. And you don’t specify the currency. How is anyone supposed to provide any thoughts without that?

Markos
6 months ago

For some reason all the stats are shown when I run the shortcut except the relative to new percentage at the bottom of the list. Anyone know why that stat would be missing ?
I can work it out from the values but it’s a pain that I have to do that.

Roman
6 months ago
Reply to  Markos

Have the same problem, analytics sharing is ON

Thomas
7 months ago

For all the people that cannot find the file Analytics. You MUST to enable „Share iPhone Analytics”. Then wait for a few hours or even just check on the next day and the file should appear 🙂

Brandon
7 months ago
Reply to  Thomas

Thank you sir! I was really confused. You da man!

witeg
6 months ago
Reply to  Thomas

You have to turn on Share iphone Analytics, and when you don’t want to wait set up manually time to 23:59, then wait 1 min, and at ‘midnight’ you can see This Amalytics file on your card. Enjoy 🙂

Kim
2 months ago
Reply to  Thomas

Cheers Thomas – you’re a legend!!! I have mine switched off since day 1 – no analytics data at all (a lot of other crap though!) 🙂

Last edited 2 months ago by Kim
Daniiru
7 months ago

Wow! Thanks, This trick working!

James
7 months ago

There’s no Analytics file on both my iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone XS.

There must be some change to the way the newest iOS versions work…

Daniiru
7 months ago
Reply to  James

You need go to Analytics and then “Analytics Data”. Choose one (latest better) file and open it, click share button, and share that file with Battery Stats. I swear, it’s working.

(Before you must turn on Analytics)

Thomas
7 months ago
Reply to  James

You MUST to enable „Share iPhone Analytics”. Then wait for a few hours or even just check on the next day and the file should appear 🙂

April
8 months ago

For those not showing the Battery Stats option from the share page (I couldn’t either and I’m on iPhone 11 Pro running 16.6 os), I finally got mine to show by doing this: settings>shortcuts>advanced then turning on the “allow running scripts”. Went back ti the analytics and did the share and the Battery Stats option was there. Worked just right.

Tom
5 months ago
Reply to  April

Worked for me. Thank you so much

mohamed
5 months ago
Reply to  April

i love you

mohamed
5 months ago
Reply to  April

thank you sm

Fahd Toure
8 months ago

I used this shortcut, and it tells me that I have gone through 12 charging cycles. However, I have never charged my phone from 0% to 100% since my phone is new; I’ve had it for 2 weeks. The shortcut also indicates that my battery health is at 97%, whereas the official battery settings on my iPhone state that my battery health is at 100%. how can that be possible from 100% to 97 % in two weeks ? Plus I’m using my phone well so I don’t understand , y’all sur your shortcut is accurate ?

Nikolay Ivanov
6 months ago
Reply to  Fahd Toure

If you think that if you never charge the device from 0 to 100% it will never count a charging cycle – you are wrong! About 97% battery health you must know that every battery comes with different capacity, it will never be exactly 2000 mah for example. It can be 2150, or 1950. This shortcut reads real battery capacity and calculates battery health using it. iOS calculates battery health using capacity provided by manufacturer, that’s why some people stays at 100% for months others don’t. For example my battery capacity should be 2227 mah, but it’s really capacity is… Read more »

Fahd Toure
8 months ago

I used this shortcut, and it tells me that I have gone through 12 charging cycles. However, I have never charged my phone from 0% to 100% since my phone is new; I’ve had it for 2 weeks. The shortcut also indicates that my battery health is at 97%, whereas the official battery settings on my iPhone state that my battery health is at 100%. I had my phone only two weeks ago how can that be possible from100 to 97% in two weeks

Last edited 8 months ago by Fahd Toure
Shanawas
7 months ago
Reply to  Fahd Toure

Same issue 16 time charge show 96.73% health how possible it’s fake

Guilherme Couto
8 months ago

appreciate the effort.
but makes no sense.
301 cycles
Only 82,36% health left?
this number should be a little bit higher.

Suresh
8 months ago

Amazing shortcut, works great, peace of mind. Thanks a lot & wish you the best

Armin
8 months ago

ATTENTION!!!
IF you have this problem:

Your iPhone battery’s real stats:
MaximumFCC (original maximum capacity): mAh
NominalChargeCapacity (current maximum capacity): mAh
CycleCount (number of complete charge cycles): cycles
Relative to when it was new, your battery capacity is %
.
Use [ANALYTICS-NEVER….] files.

Punit
8 months ago
Reply to  Armin

It’s working

Rachelle Bartolay
9 months ago

Mines 101.92% 11 pmax and my bh is 100% but in 3utools it’s already 81%?

Adam
3 months ago

most probably your battery have been changed and the technician has bypassed the apple warning messages by using the tag on flex on your battery. in this case, 3u tools will read the original capacity before it was changed. its a little bit complex but im telling you that this is normal and not a bug

Nathan Yu
9 months ago

I have a iPhone 14 Pro Max and I was wondering does this work on iOS 17 beta yet because it seems to not display it, or even loaded

Sonuraval
10 months ago

Hii

Andrei
10 months ago

It does not work for me, IPadOS Version 16.4.1(a) any idea why? Thx!

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Tom
5 months ago
Reply to  Andrei

as other comments have stated. You have to go to settings>shortcuts>advanced then turning on the “allow running scripts”. 

Zhao
10 months ago

In order for it to work, you also have to remove the battery saving, for those that don’t work for me.

Quadri
10 months ago

My iPhone 11 battery health is currently 87% checking the battery health in settings. I check the battery stat shortcut sharing my iPhone analytic data and it brings 88.86%. Is the shortcut for battery stat accurate? It has been bringing the same result ever since I started checking my battery health sharing my iPhone analytic data.

Tephanie
10 months ago

Hi, may i ask why my iphone has no “analytic” find data? What’s the problem of this, and of course I don’t find analytic word in analytic and improvements. Like this in the picture

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Last edited 10 months ago by Tephanie
Ali
8 months ago
Reply to  Tephanie

My same problem

Saeed Ghane
8 months ago
Reply to  Tephanie

for me, I’m the same

Thomas
7 months ago
Reply to  Tephanie

You MUST to enable „Share iPhone Analytics”. Then wait for a few hours or even just check on the next day and the file should appear 🙂

Rock
11 months ago

Mine shows like real capacity %

Nora
11 months ago

No battery number was shown .. it was just the percentage sign %

Paphy qhofi
11 months ago

When ever I tap on the battery states, they keep telling me no analytics found

Last edited 11 months ago by Paphy qhofi
Abdul Walli
11 months ago

Please I followed the procedure till the end but the real battery health didn’t showed up

Faisal
11 months ago

Your iPhone battery’s real stats:

MaximumFCC (original maximum capacity): mAh

NominalChargeCapacity (current maximum capacity): mAh

CycleCount (number of complete charge cycles): cycles

Relative to when it was new, your battery capacity is %

why don’t show of real capacity number???

Mukwaya Robert
10 months ago
Reply to  Faisal

Me too

Annette
11 months ago

hello, my statuses are not showing.. why?

J M
1 year ago

Tip: if it doesnt work, try sharing the previous day’s analytics instead of the current day.

René Müller
1 year ago

Cycle count don’t increase even after weeks of use.

H F
1 year ago

How does one check battery health on earlier iPadOS or iOS.

For OS 12 or 13 or 14

????

Your shortcut is great for newer os’s .

Thank you.

Rodrigo
1 year ago

Hi, this doesn’t seem to be working under iOS 16.3.1 (I have Analytics enabled since day 1).

Hrkgnbf
1 year ago
Reply to  Rodrigo

I had the same issue

Mark
1 year ago

I installed the shortcut on my iPhone 11 (3yrs old) and on a new iPad 10.2”version 9. Both are running the most current iOS. On my first battery check my phone showed original 3297mAh and current state at 3206mAh and a total of 33 charge cycles with battery at 97.24%. My new iPad showed original 9028mAh and 8557mAh for the current state with only 2 full charges and with the battery at 94.78% of original capacity. I am assuming that the shortcut is simply pulling data from analytics reports but I am suspicious of the number of full charge cycles… Read more »

Tommy
1 year ago

Doesn’t work on iPhone 13 pro max running 15.7

Maciek
1 year ago

I can confirm it works great on iPhone 14 Pro Max 16.2 👍🏼 providing that there’s an “Analytics” file in the log containing battery entries, the shortcut should work 👍🏼

Hill islo
1 year ago

It worked! Thanks so much! Finally!!!!!!!

kisipoj
1 year ago

Not showing battery stats after Tapping the Share button.

TonyK
10 months ago
Reply to  kisipoj

You can go to shortcut battery status then tap 3 dot on top right then tap share sheet >> disable and enable show in share sheet. Then try to share analytic data again

Adrian Solomon
1 year ago

Every time I go to Analytics Data and share an Analytics- file with the shortcut, I get a notification saying “there was a problem running the shortcut “Battery Stats.” Can you help me?

Alon
1 year ago

Doesn’t work on iPhone 14 pro max with ios 16.2