How to check battery health on Android (2 methods)

by Johnson Daniel

Most smartphones users think about their phone’s battery life quite often, trying to ensure that their smartphone’s battery is properly charged to enjoy using their device for a certain period. I may not be speaking for everyone but the battery life on our phones is one of the things we always prioritize battery life before purchasing a new smartphone. Battery life is one thing, but what about ‘battery health?’

Battery life refers to the amount of time a device runs before it needs to be recharged while battery health refers to how long your device should last between charge cycles, on a scale of 0% to 100%. In a layman’s tongue, it shows how much the battery is deteriorating. With these definitions, you should understand why monitoring your battery’s health is important.

If you have a smartphone with low battery health, you will face many battery-related troubles like the battery life would discharge faster, the phone would overheat, and more.

iOS users don’t have an issue with checking their phone’s battery health. Apple introduced a feature with the release of iOS 11.3 in 2018 that can tell you quite a lot about the capacity and function of your battery. Android users on the other hand do not have a direct option to check the battery’s health. So, how can you check your Android device’s battery life? Let’s find out.

Steps to check battery health on Android

I’ll be showing you two methods to check battery health on Android devices, one would be dedicated to Samsung users, while the other works for both Samsung and other Android models.

1. Check battery health on other Android models

You can check battery health on Android using AccuBattery. This app would help you check and monitor the battery health of your Android device.

After installing the app, open it and skip the tutorial part. The app’s main page would come up, this page would tell you about the charging cycles. Using this page, you can explore the ‘Discharging tab’ to get the battery discharge information like Screen on time, Screen off time, deep sleep time, etc.

The health section will give you information on specific parameters like health percentage, estimated capacity, design capacity, etc. You can also explore the History section to check your charging and usage details.

AccuBattery is free to use but it has limitations for free users. You can enjoy the following features for free on the app:

  •  Measure real battery capacity (in mAh).
  • Use the charge alarm to prolong battery lifespan.
  • See how much wear your battery sustains with each charge session.
  • Look up the discharge speed and battery consumption per app.
  • Remaining charge time – know how long it takes before your battery is charged.
  • Remaining use time – know when you will run out of battery.
  • Screen on or screen off estimations.
  • Check the percentage of deep sleep, when the device is in standby mode.
  • Ongoing notification for real-time battery statistics at a glance.

If you want access to more features on AccuBattery, you have to pay for an account upgrade and these are the extra features you have access to:

  • Use Dark and AMOLED black themes to save energy.
  • Access to historical sessions older than 1 day.
  • Detailed battery statistics in notification.
  • No ads

2. Check battery health on Samsung devices

You can use the Samsung Members apps to check your phone’s battery health if you own a Samsung smartphone. What you need to do from your end is to ensure your Samsung Members app is up to date (You can use either Google Play Store or the Galaxy store to update the app).

After updating the app, launch the app and tap on Get Help > View tests > Battery status > Test. This would prompt the app to show you the device’s battery status – Life refers to the health of the Battery.

These two methods shown to you here are great for checking your Android’s battery health however, concerning AccuBattery, it can’t access the historical information on your battery. It will start recording data after you install it. After a few charge/discharge cycles, you’ll be able to see reading for battery health.

With that being said, I hope this tutorial helped you out. If you’re still having issues with checking your Android’s battery health, feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll assist you. If it’s quite the contrary, do ensure you share this article with your friends using any of the share buttons below.


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