Keeping tabs of your gadgets’ battery health is critically important. When devices are new, battery health and longevity is not an issue since they are still in good shape and can serve you a good amount of time before you run into issues.
Overtime, your battery health slowly deteriorates as you continue to use your device. That amount of time depends on the type of gadget. For smartphones, a battery will last about two years, says Kyle Wiens, chief executive of iFixit, a popular website that documents instructions on do-it-yourself gadget repairs.
Replacement may be needed after three or four years according to him. The key aspect to put into consideration is the number of charges among other things like how you charge your battery. Battery health helps put into perspective the ability of your smartphone battery to hold a decent charge.
So how do you check your phone’s battery health status? Check the guide below.
Check Battery Health status on iPhone and iPad
- Open the Settings app
- Then tap on Battery
- Click on Battery Health. You will see a maximum capacity percentage here. ‘Maximum capacity’ is the mount of your battery capacity in comparison to when it was new. So 50percent means your battery capacity has deteriorated by half thus the lower the duration of a full charge.
Check Battery Health status on Android
On Android there’s no inbuilt tool to help with that. The only way you can know your battery health status is by using third-party apps like AccuBattery. Using AccuBattery, you will have to give it time to get a hold of your battery health status. Same applies to any other third-party app.