Whether you are a pro-Android user or not, it is worth knowing how to check the battery health on your Android smartphone.
Battery health is an important factor to keep an eye on, whether it's a laptop or smartphone. As batteries chemically age, the amount of charge they can hold diminishes, resulting in shorter battery life. Battery health tells us the device's battery capacity relative to when it was new. Low or weak battery health means the battery will discharge faster and you'll have to charge it more often.
The Android operating system is one of the best-operating systems in the market. But, unlike the iPhone, Android devices don’t have a straightforward way to check their battery health. So, we have put together some of the quickest ways to check the battery health of your Android device. Let's look at them in detail!
How To Check Battery Health On Samsung
If you have a Samsung device, say S10 or the S20, then you’re in luck. Because you can easily find your battery health using the Samsung Members app. This app comes pre-installed on all Samsung smartphones and tablets, but if you don't have this app on your device, you can download it from the Play Store.
Here is how to check battery health on Samsung devices:
- Open Samsung Members and select the Get Help tab at the bottom.
- Under How's your phone today? section, select the Interactive checks option.
- Now, select Battery and you will see your battery power, life and capacity. Life is what you are looking for. It will either be Good, Normal, or Weak.
There is an alternative method to find the battery health on Samsung devices. If you have the Battery option already checked on the Samsung Members app. Go to Settings > Battery and Device Care > Diagnostics > Battery Status. Immediately you will see the battery life.
If you want to see your battery health in percentage, you can use the methods in the following sections.
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How To Check Battery Health On Other Android Devices
There's no need to worry if you don't own a Samsung device. You can still check the battery health on your device. There are two methods at your disposal: the battery health check code and the AccuBattery battery health app. Here's how:
Method 1: Battery Health Check Code
- On the phone app, copy-paste or dial the code: *#*#4636##
- Immediately the Testing menu will be invoked.
- Now, see if Battery information is present in the list of menus. If yes, select it and you will be presented with information like battery charge level, health and temperature.
- If it doesn't appear, you can use the next method to find out your battery health.
Method 2: AccuBattery Battery Health App
- Download the AccuBattery Battery Health App. It's available for download on the Play Store.
- Once installed, open the app and you will see four tabs: Charging, Discharging, Health and History. Click on the Health tab.
- Under the Battery Health section, you will see your battery health in percentage.
Sadly, you won't get to see the battery health right away. This is because AccuBattery does not have access to historical information about your battery. Once it is installed, it will begin to collect data. And after a few charge/discharge cycles, you’ll be able to see your battery health.
How To Check Battery Health In Android Like iPhone
Unfortunately, Android doesn’t have an equivalent to iOS’s battery health monitoring feature. However, you can monitor your Android phone’s battery health in a few different ways shown in the previous sections.
The easiest and most straightforward way is to use the health check code, as it doesn't require you to install any third-party app. If it doesn't work for you, you can try installing third-party apps like AccuBattery.
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Tips To Maximise Your Battery Lifespan
The more charging cycles a battery has completed, the more it degrades, reducing its lifespan. So it is a good idea to reduce the charging cycle if you want to maximise the lifespan of your battery.
One charge per day is a good rule of thumb. It is necessary to minimize the usage of the phone so that the battery will last until the end of the day. Therefore, the battery doesn't need to be charged more frequently than once per day.
Also, there are a few things you can do to extend the battery life of your Android device. Some of them are as follows:
- Update to the latest software.
- Avoid extreme ambient temperatures.
- Remove cases during charging.
- Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when not in use.
- Use Wi-Fi over mobile data if available.
- Always use original charging cables and adapters and avoid third-party ones.
- Dim the screen or turn on Auto-Brightness.
Hope these tips help you to extend the battery life of your Android device. Besides, there are many more tips that you can find online to extend the battery life of your Android device. A simple Google search will help you find them.