Apple has introduced Battery Health feature to both iOS and macOS recently. This feature allows the users to check their device’s battery health and know when to replace the battery. This is very useful feature. The sad part is that Android still doesn’t support this feature natively.
It should be the practice of the companies to provide more information to users of the devices they own. Thankfully, OnePlus has already released this feature for it’s smartphones. While Google is yet to release this feature. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how you can check battery health on your OnePlus smartphone.
Checking Battery Health of your OnePlus Phone
In this tutorial, we will be using the OnePlus Diagnostic app to check battery health of OnePlus smartphone. This app comes pre-installed on new OnePlus devices. But if you are running older OnePlus device, you will have to manually install it. So, if OnePlus Diagnostic app is installed in your phone, you can skip to Step 3. Now, let’s get started with the steps.
The OnePlus Diagnostic app is not available on the Play Store. So, you have to download it from APKMirror. You can click here to download the APK.
Once, the app (APK file) has been downloaded, tap on the APK to start the installation. Confirm for it’s installation when prompted. We will use this app to check battery health of your OnePlus phone.
Note: For installing APK from browser, you will have to enable ‘allow installation from unknown sources‘ on your phone. Go to Settings > Apps & notifications > Special app access > Install unknown apps, and enable the feature for the browser that you used to download the APK file.
It’s time to check your OnePlus Phone’s battery health. After installing, launch the OnePlus Diagnostic app. Tap on the VIEW BATTERY STATUS option under “Battery Capacity”. Here, you can see your phone’s battery’s health under the “Battery state“.
Check Battery Health and Know When to Replace it
Replacing the battery at the right time keeps your device running in good health. OnePlus has done a great job by introducing this feature. By checking the battery health, you would know when it’s the time to replace the battery on your OnePlus device.
If the battery status is showing healthy or normal (above 80% capacity), you don’t need to replace your battery. But when it shows poor (below 75%), you should consider changing the battery.
The OnePlus Diagnostic app works on all the OnePlus smartphones that are running Android 6.0 or above. Which means it will work on all the OnePlus smartphones starting OnePlus 3 and above. So, it doesn’t matter whether you are using OnePlus 5, OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T, or the latest OnePlus 8 Pro, the app will work.
Hope you find this feature useful. Feel free to write your thoughts in the comment section down below.