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I'm looking for ways, similar to coconutBattery for OS X to figure out current health of battery for iOS devices.

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Found an easier way. Jailbreak your phone and install BatteryInfo Lite. It's a free, ad-sponsored application. Tested on iPhone 3gs, iPhone 4 and iPad and it works. BatteryInfo Lite provides the following useful information:

  • Temperature
  • Capacity (current, design, maximum)
  • Charge Level
  • Cycle count
  • Voltage
  • BootVoltage
  • Battery Serial number
  • Model number

Here is a screenshot of the application running on my iPhone 4.

BatteryInfo Lite screenshot

EDIT: Great news! The latest (3.2) version of coconutBattery supports iOS battery health information. Just download it and connect your iPhone.

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works like a charm ! – diimdeep Apr 26 '12 at 15:37
Doesn't seem to work on iOS 8.1.1 - does anyone have an alternative? – Colin Dec 22 '14 at 6:21
@Colin try coconutBattery 3.2 - works like a charm. – mspasov Mar 5 at 10:32

There are apps that you can use to assess battery health, but I recommend a Mac/PC app called iBackupBot. Tether your device to your computer, navigate to the lower left window pane, select the device, and click the link for More Informations. The top portion of the resulting window will look something like this:

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EDIT: The best iOS app I have used to provide this info is BatteryLogger Plus. However, it requires a jailbreak. Non-JB apps seem to provide optimal operating information, but not cycle count information. This may be a function of App Store limitations, which is why BatteryLogger Plus is a Cydia store app instead.

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Thanks Dave. And iBackupBot doesn't require a "jailbroken" device. – John Assymptoth Feb 16 '14 at 15:35

I dont't want jailbreak, after search by Google finally I found iBackupBot 4.0 works for me (from

  1. Connect your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to computer, then launch iBackupBot.
  2. Select your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch in Devices window, then click More Informations in right side window
  3. iBackupBot will pop up a window to show many informations about your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, include the battery charge cycle count, battery campacity and more
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Answers on Ask Different need to be more than just a link. It's okay to include a link, but please summarize or excerpt it in the answer. The idea is to make the answer stand alone. – patrix Jun 22 '13 at 14:04

If you have a Mac, try coconutBattery. Very simple to use! ;) enter image description here

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Hi Zé M., welcome to Ask Different. Please add a link to the app you suggest on your response and if you are in any way related to it, disclose it. Thanks! – Jaime Santa Cruz Jun 24 at 23:23
So far the simplest way to get battery information from your iPhone. – lauhub Nov 25 at 9:27

I've found a regular App Store app (doesn't require jailbreak) that does all of this: Battery Health.

It's not free, but for what it's worth...

screenshot#1 screenshot#2

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Yes, many apps can check the battery status, I use Battery Doctor.

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Welcome to Ask Different! Please add a link to the app you suggest in your response and if you are in any way related to it, please disclose it. Thanks! – Tetsujin Jun 25 at 7:15
In my humble opinion Battery Doctor does absolutely nothing. Tells me nothing I didn't already know, shows no meaningful information. Just a bunch of pretty graphics and animations. I don't get how they get 5,000 5 star reviews... – ldoogy Nov 12 at 4:23

I upvoted mspasov's answers (Battery Info Lite, and coconutBattery 3.2). The app of choice seems to change from time to time. As of iOS 8.4 it is

I'm posting this more as a reminder to myself because if a Jailbreak for iOS 9 comes out, I'll probably wipe my phone and... forget what the battery app is called.



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