Some iPhone 12 series owners complain of faster battery health degradation half a year after launch

Apple’s iPhone lineup is known for its performance and battery life. However, there have been many reports about battery health degradation on some iPhone series devices.

Among them, 2017’s iPhone X and 2019’s iPhone 11 series devices where users started noticing the reduced maximum battery capacity on their device.

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Apple iPhone X

While iPhone X users started reporting about this problem after two years, iPhone 11 series owners started facing the same just half a year after.

Now, it seems that the same issue is troubling users of the iPhone 12 series devices who are noticing faster battery health degradation.

This is similar to around when iPhone 11 series users started noticing this phenomenon in the Battery Health section of their device.

Does anybody feel iPhone 12 battery health drop **** fast. I had been using the phone for 5 months now. My battery health remain steadily 100% in the first 3 months and after the 2 months, the battery health drop from 100% to 95% and recently drop 1% or 2% in one week.
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I bought my iPhone 12 Pro about 5 months ago, and I have already lost 2 percent battery health. So my question is that; Is this normal for a battery to lose 2% of health in just 5 months?
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However, there have been no comments on the matter from Apple yet so it is unclear whether this issue is related to hardware or not.

It is a known fact that battery health degrades after full charge cycles, while there are a lot of other parameters that also affect the same.

So, it is possible that this degradation of battery health on the iPhone 12 series devices might indeed be normal.

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It could also just be a calibration issue and a software update might be able to fix it just like it did for the iPhone 11 series.

In this case, iPhone 12 series owners may have to wait for a while as the update i.e., iOS 14.5, which supposedly fixed the issue for the iPhone 11 series took a year to arrive.

However, all this is still based on speculation until Apple provides more clarity on the matter.

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iPhone 12 & iPhone 12 Pro

Hopefully, the tech giant clears the air around the said issue with the iPhone 12 series soon as it is inconveniencing many.

That said, we will report back with more details as and when we get new information to share so stay tuned.

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Deveshwar Bhardwaj

I'm a techy who is particularly fond of Android smartphones. A writer who usually finds himself on the other side of the spectrum. An artist who likes to sing and play the guitar. Also a photographer when in the mood.