How to Check Battery Health on Android

Figure out if you need to replace your Android battery

What to Know

  • Tap Settings > Battery to view your Android phone's current battery life.
  • Use a third-party app such as AccuBattery to learn more details about your phone's battery health.
  • Tap Settings > Battery > Battery Usage to learn which apps are using the most power.

This article teaches you how to check the battery health on your Android smartphone, as well as how to detect if the battery is deteriorating and what to do next.

How Do I Check My Phone Battery Health?

If you want to check your phone battery's health, it's pretty simple to see basic information such as how much battery life remains and other statistics. Here's where to look.

  1. On your Android phone, tap Settings.

  2. Tap Battery.

  3. You're now able to view the battery life remaining on your Android phone as well as view how long your battery life should remain at the current rate. 

    Steps required to look up battery healthy on Android

    Tap Battery Usage to learn more about which apps are using the most power.

How Do I Check Battery Life?

While Android doesn't have a built-in app for checking your battery life comprehensively, it is possible to use a third-party app such as AccuBattery to learn more about your phone's battery life. Here's how to use it.

  1. Download AccuBattery from the Google Play Store.

  2. Open the app and view your current battery life as well as look up discharging information and how well your battery is performing overall.

  3. Tap History to view past records of how well the battery is performing once you've used the app multiple times. 

    Steps required to view battery health on Android via AccuBattery

Can You Check Battery Health on Samsung?

Yes. Checking your battery health on a Samsung smartphone is near identical to using other Android smartphones. Here's what to do.

  1. Tap Settings.

  2. Tap Battery or Battery and device care > Battery.

  3. View your battery usage here.

How Do I Know if My Android Battery Is Bad?

If it feels like your Android phone battery isn't lasting as long as it used to, it could be an indication there's a problem. Here's a brief look at how to tell if there's a problem.

  • Your battery keeps running out. It's an obvious one but if you know your battery used to last all day without a problem and now you find yourself having to recharge multiple times a day, it almost certainly means your phone battery isn't as strong as it used to be.
  • Charging doesn't seem to fully recharge. Noticed when even after recharging your phone for hours on end, it still hasn't hit 100%? It might mean your battery is no longer able to hold a full charge.
  • The battery runs hot. If your smartphone is running a lot hotter than it used to be, it might mean your battery is overheating and damaged.
  • The battery is bulging. If your phone battery is bulging out of its shell, stop using it. This can be dangerous and it definitely means your battery has gone bad. 
  • How do I check AirPods' battery on an Android?

    To check the battery status of your AirPods on an Android, you'll need a third-party app such as AirBattery on the Google Play Store. When installed, AirBattery displays a battery status message when the AirPods case is nearby and open.

  • How do I check a Bluetooth device's battery on an Android?

    If the Bluetooth device is paired and connected to your Android device, open the Settings app on your Android and navigate to Connect Devices. One some devices you'll be able to see the battery level of connected devices from here. On others, you'll need to tap Bluetooth to display a list of all connected Bluetooth devices and their battery levels.

  • How do I check an app's battery usage on an Android?

    To see what apps are draining your battery life, navigate to your Settings app and select About Phone > Battery Use. One some devices it may be Settings > Battery > Battery Usage. You'll see a list of apps and their battery usage. If you're not using an app and it's eating up your battery power, tap it and select Force Stop or Force Stop > Manage battery usage, depending on the device you're using.

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