Why Do iPhone Batteries Drain So Fast? | WSJ

No lithium ion battery lasts forever, so every Apple iPhone has a hidden “Maximum Capacity” setting to figure out the health of your battery.

WSJ’s Joanna Stern investigates why her iPhone 14 Pro’s battery degraded down to 87% in just one year. Hint: Battery cycle counts. She also reviews your battery replacement and repair options.

0:00 iPhone batteries go bad
0:52 Battery health numbers
1:41 Charge cycles, explained
4:24 Best battery replacements

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