Apple has updated the Battery and Battery Health information displayed in the Settings app with iOS 17.4. The new version now clearly indicates when the iPhone battery health is “normal” right on the main Battery screen in Settings.

When you access the “Battery” screen in Settings on iOS 17.4, you will notice two new sections: “Battery Health” and “Charging Optimization.” These sections provide a quick overview of your charging optimization settings and the status of your battery health, allowing you to tap on either for more detailed information.

This marks the first instance where Apple provides users with details on whether their iPhone’s battery health is considered “normal” or not. Previously, Apple only displayed the battery health percentage without much explanation. Additionally, in iOS 17.4 beta 4, a new splash screen has been introduced to offer users insights into iPhone batteries and warranty details, as stated by Apple.

The initial battery was created to maintain 80% capacity after 1000 cycles in optimal circumstances. The actual performance of the battery is influenced by various factors, such as usage patterns and regular charging habits of the iPhone. The one-year warranty covers service for faulty batteries and also includes protections granted by local consumer regulations. Integrated dynamic software and hardware mechanisms work to mitigate performance effects that can arise as the battery ages.

According to Aaron Zollo’s observation on Twitter, it’s noteworthy that Apple’s statement mentions “1000 cycles under ideal conditions,” whereas Apple’s support document states “500 complete charge cycles.” These modifications seem to be specific to the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro series. This mirrors the situation where only the iPhone 15 models display battery cycle count information, as initially reported in September.

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