Android may finally get ‘battery health’ setting

  • December 25, 2023

Google may finally introduce telling you when your Android phone’s battery capacity worsens, Android expert Mishaal Rahman wrote in an article for Android Authority. Unlike iPhone users, who were able to check their phone’s battery health from their settings from a long time back, Android owners currently need a 3rd party app or must enter specific command codes in order to check their phone’s battery health.

December’s Pixel Feature Drop already added new battery info; right now it shows the manufacture date of your battery and its cycle count. But the Android 14 QPR2 Beta 2 adds a mysterious “battery health” page, Rahman says, and although it’s yet to include an actual battery health meter, code suggests that it could show information like “estimated percentage of charge the battery can hold presently compared to when it was new.”