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Your Android phone may soon show “Battery Health” in settings

It will be easier to know when to replace your Android phone’s battery.

Battery Health Settings on Android 14 Beta
Source: Mishaal Rahman/Android Authority

Android updates over the years have added several features help to manage your phone, and according to a new report, Google is planning to bring battery health to Android settings. 

While this may be news to you guys, this isn’t the first time Google has looked into the matter. 

It all goes back to October 2022, when 9to5Google discovered a new section in the Settings menu of the Pixel phones showing the battery health. 

While the older feature never went live, the company seems to have put more effort into it, and it may show up on Pixel and more Android handsets in the future. 

The latest report comes from Android Authority, revealing Google’s plans for bringing back the battery health section. 

Popular iPhone battery health feature may come to Android

There have been a slew of changes with the Android 14’s first QPR1 update. Google has introduced new additions to the Settings menu, including new troubleshooting and diagnostic sections on Pixel phones. 

Android 14 Battery Information
Source: Mishaal Rahman

There’s also a “Battery Information” section that counts battery cycles on Android phones. Apple has added a similar function to its iPhones, but the Android one doesn’t yet show the battery health. 

What is battery health? 

Well, it shows the remaining capacity of your smartphone battery as it ages. You have to remember that as soon as you start using it, the battery capacity starts getting reduced. 

Android 14 Battery Health
Source: Mishaal Rahman

It’s an inevitable process. While the battery information won’t show this aging process accurately, it’s better than nothing, and it seems Google is working on its way to it, as discovered on the Android 14 QPR2 beta 2.

According to the report, Settings Services, which is an app that controls several Pixel phones, has been updated independent of Android in preparation for the battery health support. 

A new page has appeared in the Settings app showing the “estimated percentage of charge the battery can currently hold compared to when it was new.” The said page was manually enabled. It is not yet live.

Additionally, there’s reportedly an option to recalibrate the results, which also mentions, the “process may take a few weeks.” 

The outlet has also discovered a handful of icons, but nothing’s live today. The most interesting thing is that the feature apparently may be capable of detecting whether you are using an original or replacement battery.

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Saurav loves writing and tech. So, after engineering, he didn't look back and embarked on a journey to become a tech writer. Saurav has worked for various tech websites across the globe. Saurav has recently joined Know Techie and is proud to be a part of it.

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