iPhone users have had access to a battery health screen for years, but Android didn’t have it. This straightforward tool displays the battery’s maximum capacity in comparison to its new state, giving a clear picture of its deterioration. It’s possible that the tide is shifting, as evidence suggests that Android 15 may provide this much-needed feature.
Nail Sadykov, who works at the Android Authority and Google News Telegram editor, came across a hidden screen that displays battery health in the Android 14 QPR2 beta 2 update that was recently released.
During the time of inactivity, the code analysis showed that it will reveal the estimated percentage of charge the battery can hold now compared to when it was new. In simple terms, it’s the same battery health percentage feature found on iPhones.
Android Authority suggests that this feature might be introduced in Android 15, perhaps as a Pixel exclusive at first, even though it remains a mystery. Despite Google’s recent efforts, it remains possible to abandon, even though there is a possibility.
A screen called “battery information” has been added by the latest Pixel Feature Drop, which displays the battery’s cycle count and manufacture date. Android 14 gave third-party developers access to battery APIs, which allowed apps to estimate battery health. It appears that these steps are the start of a battery health screen that is native.
It is clear that such a feature has benefits, especially for those who have had their phones for longer. New Pixel owners will appreciate the battery health monitoring feature due to Google’s announcement of seven years of updates for the Pixel 8 lineup.
You can anticipate that more details about this feature will emerge soon. We will keep you informed if there are any new developments.