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I recently bought a second hand iPhone 11, the battery health was poor so I got a guy with a stall at the local mall to replace it.

I saw it was running down to about 10% in a couple of hours so decided to cut my losses and a find a genuine Apple dealer for another battery. 

A friend suggested I run the battery flat to see if it was giving a true reading, it ran down to 1% in about 3 hours and has been sitting there for about another 3 hours.

It's been active because I use the phone for reading.

 

So the battery's working, I'm just never going to know when it needs charging until it turns itself off. 

Any suggestions?

 

 

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45 minutes ago, SplitInfinitive said:

So the battery's working, I'm just never going to know when it needs charging until it turns itself off. 

Any suggestions?

Use the battery widget 

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mine is a second gen SE so it has the percentage setting available.

in control centre the % is available.

 

Reboot your iPhone right before connecting it to a charger. This will cause the proper battery percentage level to be displayed. Connect your device to the charger and allow it to charge fully. Leave it plugged in for at least 3 hours

 

 

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With a non Apple battery installed your phone will also display a banner for 30 days (?) warning you about the non genuine battery, I know this because mine did… 🤣

But I don’t know how to correct your calibration/status issue, sometimeswoodworker’s suggestion is worth trying… or it may be as simple as a few charging cycles.

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Thanks to all respondents here.

 

I know about the battery widget and the battery settings, it showed 1% on both the graph and the widget for quite a long time.

This is the graph from last night, I've used it for reading and other stuff for about another 4 hours and it continued on at 1% until it just shut down now.

I'll charge for about 3-4 hours as advised by woody. 

 

Thanks again. It's an interesting phenomenon. 

 

 

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The 11 does not show battery usage as a % on the home screen, only as a bar. 

Not as far as i can work out anyway. 

% is shown by swiping down diagonally from the top RH corner. 

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