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BATTERY woes could mean having to fork out money on your iPhone for a replacement – or worse still, an upgrade.

Overtime, the battery will unfortunately lose its strength.

To spare yourself from a nasty shock, there is a way on the iPhone for you to check on your battery's health.

This means you get a bit of an idea of how well yours is doing.

Check iPhone's battery health

All you need to do is open the Settings on your phone and find Battery.

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From there, select Battery Health.

Here you'll see a maximum capacity percentage which reveals the state your phone's battery is in.

If it's at 100 percent, good news, yours is still in dandy shape.

If it's lower, that means it's starting to degrade.

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Thankfully, Apple's got better at making longer-lasting batteries over the years.

iPhones use lithium-ion technology, which allows the device to charge faster, last longer and pack more power in.

While ageing is inevitable, Apple has a series of tips to maximise the battery.

First of all, you should always have the latest software update installed because this will have the best ways to optimise energy usage.

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Heat can damage the battery, so avoid leaving it in the Sun – and take cases off too when charging.

And if you're putting a disused iPhone into long-term storage, Apple recommends you make sure it's half-charged before.

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