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How to check battery health of your Samsung Galaxy

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Samsung Galaxy Charging Situations

Every Android user usually has a battery problem with their smartphone. Phone batteries gradually decay with repeated charging and eventually discharge more quickly than when they were first purchased. But, if you’re constantly on the run, you wouldn’t want to occasionally deal with a dead phone, would you?

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The simplest way to prevent this annoying situation is to keep an eye on your phone’s battery life. Don’t worry, there might not be a simple way to check this on your Samsung device. Here, we explain, how to check the battery health of your Samsung phone and keep it in working order for a longer amount of time.

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What is battery health?

Simply said, a battery’s health is determined by how much it has deteriorated over the course of each charge cycle. Let’s pretend your Android phone has a 4500mAh battery to put things in perspective.

When the phone is fully charged, the battery will hold 4500mAh in perfect health, however, with frequent charging, the battery’s health may only be 95%.

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In that situation, the battery’s degradation over time will prevent your phone from getting the entire 4500mAh capacity out of it, even while it is fully charged. The battery life is inversely correlated with battery health.

This means that a phone with a low battery life will lose power more quickly and may also experience problems like overheating while in use.

Check battery health on Samsung mobile

You’re in luck if you use a Samsung device! The Samsung Members app is already pre-installed on your device, making it simple for you to monitor the condition of your battery. This is how:

  1. Scroll down to the Get Help menu in the Samsung Members app, open it, and select it.
  2. Select the Interactive checks option from the menu that appears.
  3. Choose Battery from the list of choices to view the strength, capacity, and longevity of your phone’s battery.
  4. The health of the battery will be determined by its life (Good, Normal, or Weak).

In order to check the Battery life of your Samsung Galaxy device, visit system Settings > Battery and Device Care > Diagnostics > Battery Status.

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Android 15 Beta 2.1 update fixes Private Space issue

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Android 15 Beta 2.1

Google has released Android 15 Beta 2.1 update for Pixel 6, 6 Pro, 6a, Pixel 7, 7 Pro, 7a, Pixel 8, 8 Pro, 8a, Pixel Tablet, and Pixel Fold. This update primarily addresses an issue with the Private space feature.

Android 15 Beta 2.1 comes with the security patch for May 2024 and can be identified through version AP31.240426.023. It is a minor update with a size of around 11-12MB.

The main fix in this update corrects an issue where initially creating a Private space caused the removal of app icons from the Home screen. With this update, the process of setting up a Private space will no longer affect the Home screen’s organization.

Google has also shared some tips on how to manage the Private space. For instance, if you can’t recall how to access a hidden Private space, simply search for ‘Private Space’ in the search bar.

Moreover, if you forget the unlock method for Private space, it can be deleted from the reset options in the device settings. Apps can also be installed in Private space by long-pressing the app icon and selecting the ‘Install in private’ option.

One UI 7 (Android 15) to boost Galaxy phone battery with 3 extra hours of standby

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One UI 7 (Android 15) to boost Galaxy phone battery with 3 extra hours of standby

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Android 15 3 hours battery standby

Google’s Android 15 is ready to enhance user experience with its significant battery life enhancement. Announced at Google I/O 2024, the Android 15 update promises up to 3 additional hours of standby battery time on some devices. This enhancement is based on the faster activation of doze mode, a power-saving Android feature.

Doze mode has been part of Android since version 6.0, and with Android 15, devices will enter this mode 50% quicker than before. This change means that phones will use less power when they’re not being used for longer battery life.

Although Wear OS 5 based on Android 14 will also benefit from related battery optimizations. Users can expect these enhancements in the Wear OS 6 update. In addition, One UI 7 based on Android 15 is also expected to boost Galaxy phone battery with 3 additional hours of standby.

According to AndroidAuthority, the VP of Engineering of the Android Platform, Dave Burke said, “For Android 15, we’ve sped up the time to doze (doze is when we go into a quiesce state) by 50%. So we get into doze 50% faster, and the result is on some devices we tested up to 3 hours longer standby power. And that’s sort of a general improvement in 15 that applies to all devices.”

Google aims to enhance Android’s core features to ensure all devices upgrading to Android 15 will enjoy 3 hours longer standby battery power feature.

As we highly rely on our devices, Google’s focus on extending battery life is a remarkable development. With Android 15, Google is not just adding new features but also ensuring that the devices are more efficient and reliable.

Android 15, Wear OS 5 to bring Passkeys support on Gboard

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Android 15, Wear OS 5 to bring Passkeys support on Gboard

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Android 15 Wear OS passkeys

Google is enhancing its security features with the introduction of Passkeys in Android 15 and Wear OS 5 through Gboard. This integration is expected to offer a more efficient and secure user experience.

The new feature will simplify the sign-in process to a single tap, replacing the previous method that required multiple steps. It displays all necessary information at once to make it more efficient for users with several accounts.

The latest version of Credential Manager on Android 15 will include this feature. Additionally, Gboard’s Autofill function will now suggest Credential Manager results, helping in a smoother sign-in process.

Credential Manager will also be available on Wear OS 5, which allows users to log in to apps on their smartwatches using passwords, Passkeys, or Google sign-in. This aims to provide a login experience similar to that on smartphones.

Google’s plans to integrate Passkeys into Gboard for Android 15 and Wear OS 5 were showcased at I/O 2024. This integration is set to be released later this year.

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