Every mobile device in the world runs on batteries. And as you know, batteries slowly degrade over time after a certain number of being recharged and discharged.

This is why, after a couple of months or years, you’d notice that your smartphone may run out of battery faster compared to the day you had them. Previously, it would last for 10-12 hours or so, but now, just after 5-6 hours of gaming, you may already need to reach for the charger.

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Having lower battery health could also lead to performance throttling. If you remember the iPhone fiasco, Apple admitted that they deliberately slow down iPhones because of battery degradation. iPhone users are unaware of this, so instead of just replacing batteries, they upgrade to a new smartphone completely.

With that, you might want to preserve your Android’s battery health, to make it last longer. Also, you might want to check its status to see if it already needs to be replaced, so you don’t have to get a completely new device. That’s what we’ll teach you today.

How to check Android battery health

Here are a couple of ways you can check the battery health on your Android smartphone, whether it’s from Samsung, realme, HONOR, Infinix, TECNO, or any other brand.

Android built-in battery health checker

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Unfortunately, unlike iPhone smartphones, there’s no native feature on Android that shows you your device’s battery health. With that, you have to use a third-party app, which we’ll show you below.

We will update this article once Android launches a native feature in the future.

Android battery health checker using an app

Since there’s no built-in feature on Android to check the battery’s health, you would need a third-party app. There are tons of available options in the Google Play Store, but one of the best things we saw is AccuBattery.

Step 1: Open the Google Play Store and download AccuBattery.

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Step 2: Open the app, scroll through the introduction, wait for the calibration to be completed, then click Finish.

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Step 3: From the dashboard, tap Health with the heart icon on top of it.

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Step 4: AccuHealth calculates your phone’s battery health by comparing the estimated capacity to its actual design capacity.

The app calculates your battery health using a moving average of the last 5 valid charge sessions since you downloaded the app. Just keep the app on your device, and after charging more than 5 times, check back to see your battery health. Clearly, Android doesn’t make it easy for its users to check the battery’s health.

These are the ways you can check your Android phone’s battery health. We wish Google has implemented a much easier and more native way, but we’ll take what we can get. Hopefully, in the future, a new update will come to make the process native and more convenient.



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