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Determining What Good Battery Health Looks Like for Phones, Tablets, and Laptops

Batteries are like car gas tanks that shrink a little every time they’re filled. It doesn’t matter how good you are at taking care of your phone’s tablets and laptop batteries. The reality is that batteries don’t last forever. Charging and discharging your battery degrades it, and as time passes, you’ll get less battery life even when it charges to full. It will get to the point where you will start thinking about replacing the battery or the device. Lithium-ion battery technology has not been significantly changed or advanced in almost 30 years. ​The phone in your pocket, the tablet in your backpack, and your laptop are all modern miracles and features of human engineering. However, irrespective of how impressively they have been designed and what features they possess, all these gadgets have one common denominator: they are powered by batteries which typically​ begin to fail in health after 12-18 months​. So if the battery dies, you won’t be able to power and use these gadgets, and they will essentially be worthless pieces of equipment.


What Does Good Battery Health Look Like? There are numerous ways you can prolong the life of your battery and keep its capacity up by taking proper care, but battery degradation is something you’ll eventually face. If you’re replacing devices often or every couple of years, you won’t even notice it, but for devices that you intend to keep for longer like your laptop, you will need to replace the battery eventually. Some devices may even give you warnings that it is time you thought about replacing the battery, but for other devices, you can always install third-party apps that check the battery’s health.

How to Check the Battery Health of a Device Battery Info: ·​

​Battery

Status:​ Not charging

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​Power

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​Battery

Level:​ 61

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​Battery

Scale:​ 100

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​Battery

Health:​ Good

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​Battery

Voltage:​ 3708 mV

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​Battery

Temperature:​ 30.2 degrees Centigrade

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​Battery

Technology:​ Li-ion

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​Time

Plug:​ Unplugged

Since Boot:​ 03:34

Unfortunately, most devices don’t display any battery health warnings, and you’ll only notice the problem when the battery fails or doesn’t charge properly. Even devices that have a mechanism for battery warnings won’t always give you advance notice. Therefore, you should always check the battery health yourself so that you can make the necessary preparations. Points of reference to know when a battery is failing or starting to fail: -Overheating device -Not getting a day of moderate usage (phones especially) -Over 18 months old


To determine the battery health of phones, tablets, and laptops, here is what you can do:

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​Android Phones

If you’re using an android phone and want to check the status of your device’s battery health, you’re out of luck as android phones don’t have this feature. Some older Android phones did show you battery health information, but modern phones don’t offer such information.

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​iPhone and iPads

You can ask Apple support to tell you the status of their iPhone or iPad’s battery health, and you can always download an app if you want to check for yourself. ​iPhones do have a setting to see the estimated battery capacity and will throttle speed once it hits a threshold of about 87%.

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​MacBooks:

Press the option key and click the battery icon on the menu bar, and you’ll see a ‘Condition:’ line displayed there with the status of the battery health.

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​Windows Laptops:

You can download any number of software to view the battery health of windows laptops. Overall, it is important to keep up with your electronics so that you can ensure their best life and the best use to you!

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Determining What Good Battery Health Looks Like for Phones, Tablets, and Laptops  

The importance of maintaining your phone, laptop, and computer battery health.

Determining What Good Battery Health Looks Like for Phones, Tablets, and Laptops  

The importance of maintaining your phone, laptop, and computer battery health.

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