iPhone 6s - How to reset Battery charge cycles back to zero.

Where is the number of battery "cycles" stored in my iPhone?
Is this number stored on the battery itself?  In the iPhone motherboard?
Is it possible to reset the battery cycles number  to zero?
brothertruffle880Asked:
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
No, this is nothing you can get at.  Short of replacing the battery there is no way to "reset" the battery counter.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I agree and have checked my own point.

Why would you do this?  You need to know when the battery is getting weak.
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brothertruffle880Author Commented:
Is it possible to reset the cycles to zero by unplugging the battery and plugging it back in?

Okay.  Reason for asking:  I have an iPHone 6S and had my battery replaced as part of the $29.00 battery replacement program Apple has announced.  However, I have to say that I honestly think that my battery was NOT replaced at all.  I think the "cycle counter" was somehow hacked and reset to zero and I was left with my original battery.  Oh yeah.  There's this too:
1.  My "NEW BATTERY" is holding charges just as long as my old battery. i.e. < 24 hours
2.  When I received my iPhone after having the battery replaced.  I power meter was at the same position 47% as when I brought my phone into the Apple store.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
1. If Apple replaced the Battery then I think you can be assured it was replaced.
2. That is why it is lasting well in use.
3. Did you charge it fully later (you should).

Remove the battery / replace probably resets the counter but I don't know for sure. If the battery includes a counter chip maybe not.
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brothertruffle880Author Commented:
I have lost my trust in Apple since Steve Jobs departed.


Yes. I did fully charge my unit .
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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
I did fully charge my unit .

In such case, your iPhone 6s might have a faulty PMIC chip on its motherboard and it is not user replaceable.
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brothertruffle880Author Commented:
I need to know if my iPhone was actually replaced OR if I was scammed.
That's why I asked the original questions:
-- Where is the number of battery "cycles" stored in my iPhone?
--  Is this number stored on the battery itself?  In the iPhone motherboard?
--  Is it possible to reset the battery cycles number  to zero?
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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
Where is the number of battery "cycles" stored in my iPhone?
No. The iOS of your iPhone only reads the battery information from the PMIC chip on the motherboard of your iPhone.
Is this number stored on the battery itself?  
No
In the iPhone motherboard?
Yes
Is it possible to reset the battery cycles number to zero?
No

You need to take your iPhone back to Apple Store and reserve a session with Apple Genius bar and ask for help. The only way to prove is to take out the battery and put it in another iPhone of the same model and check whether another iPhone will have the same problem like yours.
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brothertruffle880Author Commented:
Thanks Jackie!
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