How to check the battery temperature on Android?

      by Phil Borges // in Phones

Have you had encountered overheating issues with your phone lately? Battery temperature plays a huge part in how it will affect your battery. If you want to know what level of charge your phone is at, knowing its battery temperature is very useful. Fortunately, there's an easy way to double-check the battery temperature on Android phones, so continue reading.

How to check the battery temperature on Android?

Knowing the actual temperature of your phone's battery can help you gear up for any long-term usage. The more you know about the battery, the more you are able to manage it efficiently.

Checking the battery temperature will depend on which Android device you have as there are only a handful of Android models that are equipped with this kind of feature. To give you a quick guide, though, here are some options you can follow:

Option 1: Dial #*#4636#*#* on your dial pad.

The screen will pop up different information about your Android's battery, then tap on the Battery Temperature tab.

  • There's nothing to worry much if the temperature shows between 29℃ and 40℃. But once the battery temperature reaches 40 degrees, it's no longer safe for your phone, and you should shut down all high-definition games and applications.

Other information shown in this method are listed below for your information and future reference:

Battery Status - shows battery charging status.

Battery Level - shows the battery charging percentage.

Battery Health - tells you if your battery is healthy or not.

Battery Voltage - If the voltage shows more than 4.2V, this means you need to have the battery checked for recommendation on the next step.

Battery Temperature - shows the temperature of your phone's battery right now, enabling you to take action before it worsens.  

Time Since Boot - shows when was the last time the device was booted.

Power plug - show if the device is charging through a wall, USB, etc.

Battery technology - shows details about the battery.

Option 2: Through the Setting App.

  • Go into Setting and choose Battery and Performance from the options.
  • Tap on the Battery tab, which will show different information about the battery, including temperature, how many times the phone was charged daily, battery saver options, etc.

There are also other third-party apps you could use to monitor your phone's battery performance. These are available on the Play Store app just ensure that it's compatible with your specific device.

How would you know if your phone is overheating?

It's sometimes hard to tell if your phone is overheating or not. If you're using an app that requires more power, it might feel warm; but this isn't necessarily an indication of overheating. But there are some things you could look at that cause heat up the phone:

  • Exposure to extreme temperatures.
  • Using resource-intensive applications or games.
  • Substance on the phone's external case that could cause it to overheat.
  • A broken charger cable/charger itself could be why your battery life is draining more quickly than usual.
  • There may be an unidentified malware issue on your cell phone, which makes uninstalled software or app to autostart without your permission.

If you feel that overheating is becoming a recurring issue, take your device to a repair shop. This is especially vital if you think that your phone has become extremely hot, as it could cause harmful effects.

What can you do if the phone gets heated up?

There are a few simple things you can do to make your phone's battery last longer. For instance, if it is heating up when you are using the internet, watching a video, or playing a game, turn off all of these features and see if that helps solve the problem.

If you feel like this isn't enough, try lowering the brightness of your screen because it will drain the battery faster.

If nothing is working, try closing any background apps that you are not using.

It could help as well if you do not use the phone while it charges.

You should also keep an eye on which apps you are downloading and make sure they do not eat up too much memory or storage space.

In conclusion, taking care of your phone's battery is crucial. You need to monitor its health so that your device can run smoothly and last for a long time. I hope that the details provided in this article will help you be more aware of your phone's battery health and temperature, including signs of overheating, so that you can keep it in tip-top condition.

About the Author

Hi, I'm Phil Borges.. thanks for reading.. My wife says I can't shut up about batteries so to save my marriage I've started this blog .. where I'd be ranting about batteries! Please leave a comment if you have any questions, I'm happy to help!

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