How to Check Android Phone's Battery Health

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How to Check Android Phone's Battery Health

Assessing battery health is often overlooked, yet it's crucial for ensuring your phone's longevity. Unlike iPhones, Androids lack a straightforward method to perform this check.

Battery health pertains to the condition of your battery over time. While "battery life" indicates how long it lasts on a single charge, "battery health" reflects its level of wear and tear. A lower battery health implies reduced performance—quicker discharges, potential heat issues, and so on.

Checking Battery Health on a Samsung Galaxy Phone

"Checking battery health on a Samsung phone is made possible through the Samsung Members app, which is often pre-installed on your device. If you don't have it, you can easily download it from the Play Store."

Let's start by swiping down from the top of the screen to show the Quick Settings tiles. Then, tap the gear icon to open the Settings.

Checking Battery Health on a Samsung Galaxy Phone

Alright, now scroll down and choose "Battery and Device Care."

Checking Battery Health on a Samsung Galaxy Phone

In the "Additional Care" part, pick "Diagnostics."

Checking Battery Health on a Samsung Galaxy Phone

Now, pick "Phone Diagnostics."

Checking Battery Health on a Samsung Galaxy Phone

When you do this, the Samsung Members app will open up, showing various icons for things you can look into. Go ahead and tap on the "Battery Status" icon. If you haven't done this yet, you won't see a checkmark.

Checking Battery Health on a Samsung Galaxy Phone

After tapping, you'll see details about the battery.

Checking Battery Health on a Samsung Galaxy Phone

The "Life" reading tells you about your battery's health. It will say either "Good," "Normal," or "Weak."

Different Ways to Examine Battery Health

If you're not using a Samsung Galaxy device, there's a method you can use that doesn't involve using extra apps.

This way relies on a hidden menu in Android that you can get to by typing specific codes in the phone dialer. Keep in mind, though, that these codes might not function on all devices or networks.

Launch the phone app and type in ##4636##. This will bring up a "Testing" menu, where you might find a section labeled "Battery information." Here, you'll see details about your battery's health.

If the previous method doesn't work, which is quite likely, you'll have to resort to using an app from a third-party source. Fortunately, the Play Store offers a very useful app for this purpose called "DevCheck."

Different Ways to Examine Battery Health

Once you've installed the app, open it up and go to the "Battery" section located at the top of the screen.

Different Ways to Examine Battery Health

That covers it. Checking battery health isn't something you need to do often, but it can impact how long your device lasts, especially if you intend to use it for a number of years (which is a smart move).

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