Simplest Way to Find the Battery Charge Cycle Count on Your iPhone

Dayne Dayne (57)
2 minutes

This is the simplest way to see the health of your iPhone's battery. For a reminder, after 500 cycles, your battery is operating with roughly 80% of its full capacity*.

* According to this support article.

*And see our guide on how to get your Mac battery percentage back!

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Analytics and Improvements

Make sure Share iPhone Analytics is toggled on.

Tap the "Analytics Data" option.

log-aggregated

Scroll down until you reach the last file that begins with log-aggregated.

log-aggregated

Drag the cursor down to the bottom and hold your finger there, it will eventually scroll very quickly.

ios notes

Open the built-in Notes app and paste the contents of that file into it.

ios notes

Click the action icon in the top right and then select Find in Note.

ios battery cycle count

The number immediately following "BatteryCycleCount" is your cycle count!

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Remove your iPhone's SIM card easily!
1 minute

Whether you've bought a new iPhone and need to switch out your SIM cards, got a new SIM card for your iPhone, or are doing some much-needed troubleshooting due to recent cellular service issues, you will need to be able to remove your SIM card. Unfortunately, removing a SIM can be tricky at times, especially if you have never removed your SIM card or don't consider yourself very tech-savvy. Don't be intimidated by the SIM removal process, I promise it is easier than it looks. All you need to properly remove your SIM card is your iPhone and a SIM removal tool. Every time you buy an iPhone it comes with a SIM removal tool, which looks a lot like a paperclip. A lot of iPhone users accidentally throw out this handy tool. If you no longer have a SIM removal tool, use a paperclip or the back of an earring. Do not try using anything sharp or easily breakable. Now that you have everything you need to remove your SIM card, let's get started!