iPhone 15 battery lasts longer than previous models (according to Apple)

The iPhone 15 has a battery that lasts much longer and, according to Apple, this is mainly reflected in the charging cycles of the phone. You need to know this.

iPhone 15 has improved battery

In 2023, Apple released the iPhone 15, with some cool new features. The ‘normal’ iPhone 15 (Plus) was equipped with the Dynamic Island and a 48-megapixel camera for the first time. The iPhone 15 Pro (Max) even featured a completely new action button and tetraprysal lens. So many improvements, but the battery of the iPhone 15 disappointed due to the lack of improvements.

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According to Apple, the battery of the iPhone 14 (Plus) lasts just as long as that of the iPhone 15 (Plus). Both the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 15 need to be charged again after about twenty hours if you have been continuously watching videos. No improvements have been made to the iPhone 15 Pro (Max) when we look at the battery life. However, Apple now indicates that the battery of the iPhone 15 is much better. This is the reason.

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Battery lasts much longer

Apple therefore claims that the battery of the iPhone 15 is much better. The company bases the statement on the phone’s battery condition after 500 and 1000 charging cycles. The new battery in the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max is designed to only reach a maximum capacity of 80 percent after 1,000 charges. For older iPhones, this is already after 500 charges.

This means that the battery of the iPhone 15 will need to be replaced much less quickly. Typically, it is recommended to replace the battery if it has a maximum capacity of 80 percent or lower. If you charge the phone almost daily, the battery will last about two years on older iPhones. This is much longer for the iPhone 15 models, because the condition of the battery deteriorates less quickly.

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This is how you check the battery condition

The battery life of the iPhone 15 is therefore no longer than the iPhone 14, but Apple has indeed made improvements. In iOS 17.4 you can also see more clearly whether your iPhone’s battery needs to be replaced. You can already view this in the settings of your iPhone under ‘Battery > Battery condition’. There you can see the maximum capacity of the battery and, from iOS 17.4, also how often you have charged the phone.

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The battery on the iPhone 15 is much more durable, but it is expected that we will see bigger changes with the iPhone 16. The phone will reportedly have a completely new and larger battery. This should better regulate the heat of the device and ensure a longer battery life. The battery life is reportedly improving on all but one model of the iPhone 16. Read here what we already know about the new battery in the iPhone 16!

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