Android phones may finally be getting a battery health indicator
December 22, 2023

Android phones may finally be getting a battery health indicator

Unlike iPhones, which have long provided statistics on the phone's battery life, those with Android operating systems have to use third-party apps to view it. Now that situation could change because Android phones are finally getting a battery health indicator, claims journalist Mishal Raman, who often has accurate insider information in the tech world.

The latest Pixel Feature Drop update for this month also supports that thesis, which has already added new information about the phone's battery, currently showing the battery's manufacturing date and the number of charge cycles. However, Android 14 QPR2 Beta 2 adds a hidden “battery health” page Raman reveals, although it still doesn't include an actual battery health indicator.

In an upcoming Google firmware, it suggests that Android phones will be able to display information such as the estimated battery percentage compared to when it was new.

In addition, Raman also found icons that should represent reduced battery capacity and the moment when the system cannot detect it. He also claims that through the device settings (Settings), the phone will send certain tips for saving the battery, if there are any changes in its functioning.

The battery health indicator may seem like a pretty basic feature to iPhone owners who have had access to this kind of information for years. However, Android phones, or their owners, still have to figure out when it's time to replace the battery, so this feature would make it much easier to use these devices.