The iPhone 15 and 15 Professional have a number of options that aren’t on previous iPhones, and now we are able to add new battery info and management options to the record. As identified in this post by @Tech_Reve, a brand new part within the iOS 17 “About” display reveals what number of cost cycles your battery has been via in addition to its manufacturing date and when it was first used (by way of MacRumors).
These on older telephones nonetheless have third-party choices like CoconutBattery for the Mac to get extra details about the battery, however it might be good to only, you recognize, have it already there. iOS Shortcuts are additionally an possibility for accessing this info, although Verge editor Dan Seifert says the one he’s been utilizing for years now not works after updating his telephone to iOS 17.
The added battery particulars come along with a brand new possibility within the Battery Well being & Charging menu that ought to cease the telephone from ever charging past “about” 80 %. Thus far, in The Verge’s testing, it doesn’t really try this.
One purpose for the adjustments may very well be to handle complaints that the iPhone 14’s battery well being was dropping off rapidly. Some have reported battery well being percentages as little as the higher 80s, which is… not what you’d count on after only a 12 months, to say the least. (My two-year-old iPhone 13 Professional, which I’ve had since shortly after its launch in 2021, is at 91 %, for context.)
We’ve reached out to Apple for extra info and can replace this publish if we discover out something.