2 Easy Ways To Check Battery Health of Your Android Phone
A decrease in battery timing is inevitable, over time your Android phone battery will wear out leading to less up time and possibly other issues like overheating and unexpected shutdowns. If you are noticing issues with your Android phone battery, then it’s time to check battery status and see how it’s doing.
In this post, I am going to show you two ways to check the battery health of your Android phone using a simple dialer code and a third-party app.
Use a dial pad code
Android phones support a bunch of secret dial pad codes to access hidden menus, and one of those codes allows you to see information regarding your phone’s battery health. Although this code won’t show you all the information you need about battery health, but it’s good enough to quickly check whether your battery is fine or not.
All you need to do is go to the phone dial pad (where you dial a number) and enter the code *#*#4636#*#*. Afterward, tap on the “Battery information” option and you’ll see the battery status.
If there is no big issue, then the “Battery health” section will say “Good”. You should also check the battery temperature here and make sure it’s below 40°c, which is considered normal.
Check Android phone battery with an app
The above method works fine for quickly checking battery health and temperature. However, if you want a more in-depth analysis of possible ways to increase battery life, then you’ll need a dedicated app for it. Although there are many battery health checking apps, but I always recommend AccuBattery for its ease of use and powerful battery health management features.
Install the app and launch it. At the start, the app will go through a calibration process to check your battery strength in mAh. This is a very important feature and it is supported in most newer phones, but not all the phones. Even if it isn’t supported in your phone, the app still offers a bunch of information worth keeping.
Below, I am to listing some of the important features of the app that can help you understand the health of your battery:
- Check battery charging speed per hour.
- Check battery discharge speed per hour in both idle and active use.
- See the current battery temperature.
- Actually battery capacity in mAh (after the wear and tear).
- Battery wear per cycle.
- Battery charging and discharging history.
Apart from these important statistics, AccuBattery also has a feature to create an alarm to let you know when the battery is 80% charged. According to scientific research, batteries should not be charged to 100% as it can decrease the total lifespan. 80% is considered as the optimal percentage to charge a battery and get the most out of it. AccuBattery makes it easier to follow this rule.
Apart from these 2 methods, you can also get some information about your battery in your phone’s settings. However, most of that information is about battery usage, so it may not help much with checking your battery health. Do let us know in the comments if these methods helped you check the current battery health of your Android phone.