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  • New APIs are available in Android 14 that allows apps to display your phone’s battery health.
  • You need to grant permission through ADB for the apps to display more information.
  • The feature may be made more accessible in a future Android release.

One neat feature of iOS is the ability to check the battery health of your iPhone. It helps gauge how hard you have used the phone and when it is time for a battery swap. Having good battery health is a bonus and helps get you some more value when the time comes to sell your phone. The feature has been surprisingly missing from Android for all these years, but that might finally change with Android 14.

Battery health check as a feature was first spotted in Android 13‘s QPR betas. In Android 14, as spotted by Mishaal Rahman, Google has added some APIs that can pass on key battery details such as manufacturing date, date of first use, charging policy, state of health, cycle count, and charging status. These APIs can be called by apps with the requisite BATTERY_STATS permission, which can be granted to apps through ADB.