Keeping track of the battery health of your Android device is important, especially as it ages. If your phone or tablet does not have a healthy battery, it will not be able to last as long as it should between charges. There has never been an easy way for Android to check its battery health, unlike the iPhone, which can do it natively.
How do I mean? It’s easy to check battery life on Android with some great apps on the Google Play Store.
Let’s do it! We’re gonna show you how to check your battery health on Android. But before you throw your phone out and classify it as useless, remember it’s Android, and Android is known for its customization capabilities.
Can You Check Battery Health on Android Natively?
The Android operating system does not provide a built-in battery health check. In case you didn’t know, Android does provide some basic battery information in its Settings menu.
To have a look, visit Settings > Battery and tap the three-dot menu at the top-right. From the menu that appears, hit Battery usage.
Your device will display a list of apps that have consumed the most battery since it was last charged. Get full details by tapping the three-dot menu button at the top-right and choosing Show full device usage to get usage from the screen and the OS.
How to check Android battery health: From the Settings menu
There may be a slight difference in the wording of some of these options, but this method should allow you to check the battery activity on any recent Android device. There may be variations in how much detail your device provides depending on who made it.
1. You can find this option in the Settings application by selecting the Battery option from the top tier menu, but if you are having trouble finding it, you can also try scrolling up the page and using the search bar to find it.
2. When you reach the Battery section, if the information you are seeking isn’t immediately apparent, look for an option such as “Battery usage.”
3. You can view your Battery status and the apps that have used the most power over the last 24 hours.
4. Tap one of the apps in this menu if you want to force an app to shut down. After that, you will see options for disabling, forcing stop, or choosing to optimize.
Depending on the brand of your phone, you will see more details than on the Pixel 4a 5G we’ve used for demonstration. The battery temperature of Xiaomi, Redmi, and POCO phones, for example, is displayed on phones running MIUI.
Temperatures below 50 degrees Celsius (about 122 Fahrenheit) are perfectly normal.
How to check android battery health using a dial code
Android phones have hidden diagnostic menus that can be accessed via the dial pad in the Phone app by entering sequences of numbers, hashes, and asterisks.
We’re going to focus on the battery-related one, but there are several other buttons that take you to different menus. It’s not the end of the world if your phone doesn’t display battery information, just don’t be upset.
1. Tap the dial-pad in the Phone app on your phone. Put the code *#*#4636#*#*.
You should be able to access the following menu after entering the final “*”.
2. Now, to view the battery information, look for the heading “Battery information.” If this heading is not displayed, then unfortunately you are not able to track the battery information. Choose it and you’ll see info like charge level, health, and temperature.
We tested the dial code method on Xiaomi, Google, and OnePlus devices, but none gave us the battery information. I wasn’t able to see this menu on a Samsung Galaxy A52 5G when I used the code. Here’s how to fix it.
How to check battery health on samsung device
Even though the dial code did not work, Samsung has its own battery health check function through the Samsung Members app, which is installed by default on its phones.
1. You can access Samsung Members by selecting the “Get Help” tab at the bottom of the screen.
2. Choose the “Interactive checks” option at the top of this new menu.
3. Select “Battery” from given list. We selected this option before taking the screen capture, so it may not appear the same on your device.
4. Your battery life is now rated by the Samsung Members app.