If you recently bought a new iPhone, you probably haven’t thought about replacing the battery yet. But if your device is already two years or older, you might have to do it anyway. So how do you know if the battery needs replacing?
Even with the iPhone, there comes a time when the device no longer delivers the performance it did when you bought it. This is partly because over time, the battery is no longer as powerful to keep your processor running at full speed. That’s why it’s smart to replace your battery on time.
iPhone battery replacement? Here’s how to know if it’s needed already
On your iPhone, you can see how your battery is doing. Open Settings and go to Battery. Under Battery Condition and Charging, you will see the maximum capacity of your battery. This starts at 100 percent when you buy the device, but decreases the longer you have the device.
If your iPhone battery’s maximum capacity drops below 80 percent, it’s probably time to replace your battery. In practice, you’ll notice this mostly if you regularly experience apps crashing or notice other performance degradation.
Can I delay replacing my battery?
Prevention is always better than cure, but it is actually impossible to keep your battery at its maximum capacity of 100 percent forever. A battery simply wears out. So eventually it will be necessary to replace your iPhone battery or buy a new device.
In any case, contrary to what many people think, it doesn’t hurt to leave your device on the charger overnight. Your iPhone is a lot smarter than it used to be and has all sorts of security mechanisms to make sure it can’t be “overcharged.