With coconutBattery you are always aware of your current battery health. It shows you live information about the battery in your Mac and iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) including:
You are also able to save the current health information, so you can see the changes of your battery over time. With the online service "coconutBattery Online" you even can compare these information with others.
Starting with version 3.6 coconutBattery offers a Plus-Upgrade which unlocks additional features. This is an additional feature pack so all current features in coconutBattery will stay and of course new features will be added as well.
If you would like to get the latest features first or want to get the best experience of this app or just want to support the future development: The upgrade is for you
Of course there's a free trial where you can try the features of the Plus-Upgrade for 14 consecutive starts of coconutBattery
When you enabled Wi-Fi syncing via iTunes on your iOS device you don't need to connect the device via USB any more to check its health via coconutBattery
(see FAQ for an instruction to enable Wi-Fi sync)
The advanced viewer shows more information about your iOS device.
Depending on your device it also shows the production facility and the manufacture date of your device battery and much more
If supported by the battery the Lifetime Analyzer will show you lifetime information about your iOS battery like maximum/minimum and average temperature, voltage and charge/discharge rate ranges and battery operating time. You can find the Analyzer in the "Tools" Menu in the Menu Bar.
The advanced viewer shows more information about your Mac
Depending on your device it also shows how much of the lifetime your SSD has been used so far and more - Most Apple, Samsung, OCZ and Crucial SSDs are supported at the moment (more will be added)
The app can notify you if your Mac battery runs out of capacity based on percentage or on time on battery left
You can use your own customized HTML templates for printing Mac and iOS device reports.
After enabling the trial you can test all the Plus features for the next 14 consecutive starts of coconutBattery
How do I keep my maximum battery health over time?
Among all the tips these should be the most practical:
For iOS devices: The faster your battery is charged the more this affects battery health in a negative way. Charging via USB will often be better for the battery as using a wall charger.
My current maximum capacity is higher than the design capacity. What's wrong?
"Design capacity" is the capacity your battery should have, when it left the factory. As battery manufacturing is still a more or less chemical process, it may be higher (congratulations) or lower when it is put into your MacBook.
When I connect my iOS device I only get the message "Access to iOS device denied"
Before coconutBattery can access the device you have to "trust" your Mac on the device. If you haven't received this popup from iOS yet, please try to connect the device via USB and open iTunes. This should force up all the trust dialogs from iOS and macOS
Battery percentage on my iOS device differs from the percentage coconutBattery is showing. What's wrong?
iOS uses a defensive calculated battery capacity value to define 100% (and the percentage calculation). coconutBattery reads out the raw battery data and can give you more precise information. (for example you will see that the device actually is still charging when iOS tells you that it is fully charged).
I have a 16GB iOS device. Why coconutBattery says "X GB of 12,5 GB" is used? What happened with the missing 3,5 GB?
iOS takes a quite large amount of your memory. coconutBattery only counts the space that's available for your data (photos, music, apps...)
Where can I find the Advanced Viewer for iOS or Mac in coconutBattery Plus?
For the iOS Viewer please open the "iOS Device" Tab in coconutBattery Plus, click on "Device details" and then click on the Info icon in the top right corner
For the Mac Viewer please open the "Mac details" popup in the main view and then click on the Info icon in the top right corner
What is the "Lifetime used" of my SSD shown in the Advanced Viewer for my Mac?
Cells inside current SSD devices can only be written a finite amount of time. To make sure the drive will hold as long as possible the all SSD devices contain an intelligent firmware which is distributing writes evenly across the drive. These algorithms are monitoring any write activity and are calculating a so called "Wear Level" or "Lifetime used" value which is an indicator of the remaining endurance of the drive (i.e. if 10% of the SSD lifetime has been used this means that the drive as reached 10% of its estimated lifespan)
A "Lifetime used" of 100% does not indicate imminent drive failure but is a good indicator of overall health of the drive.
My iOS device isn't available in coconutBattery Plus via Wi-Fi. How do I enable Wi-Fi sync in iTunes?
Please open iTunes and switch to your iOS device. Please enable the "Sync with this iPhone/iPad over Wi-Fi" option
If you have any question feel free to contact me via email