How to Check iPhone or Android Battery Health

Almost everyone I know believes that after picking their prized smartphone, battery life is the most important feature.

I’m sure that’s true for you also, so ask yourself:

  • Is my battery life all it could be?
  • Are you doing everything you can to bring out the best in your battery?
  • Is my iPhone or Android battery living up to your requirements?
  • I know those are tough questions, but they are critically important to answer if you want the most out of your device.

If you honestly don’t know the health of your battery, the next question would be: So what can I do about it?

Here are some vetted ways of checking your battery’s health.

How to Check The Battery Health On Your iPhone or Android…

iPhone users: To see how your phone’s battery is faring, there are quite a few apps out there that will check its status. We found one that is pleasantly simple and free and available in the App Store, that will show you just about everything you need to know about your battery’s health. The logically titled Battery Life app is able to give you a straightforward, no-nonsense display of how much battery capacity you have remaining on your iPhone.

Android users: your phone also stores data about the health of its battery cell. To access it, try entering the code *#*#4636#*#* in your dialer –this should take you to a service menu where battery details are shown. If the code doesn’t work, try Battery by MicroPinch (Download link). It is a simple battery monitoring tool where the health status of your battery is displayed, along with its voltage and temperature.

How to Check iPhone Battery Health without Activating

If you want to check your iPhone’s battery health without activating the device, you can try a couple of methods. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

  • Download and Install CoconutBattery: CoconutBattery is a free third-party app that allows you to check the battery health of your iPhone without activating it. You can download it from the official CoconutBattery website ( Once downloaded, install the app on your computer.
  • Connect your iPhone to your computer: Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your computer. Make sure your computer recognizes the device.
  • Launch CoconutBattery: Open the CoconutBattery app on your computer. It should automatically detect your connected iPhone.
  • Check battery health: Once your iPhone is detected, you will see detailed information about its battery health, including its current capacity, design capacity, cycle count, and more. The app will give you an overall assessment of your battery’s health.

Following these steps, you can easily check your iPhone’s battery health without activating the device. This method allows you to gather valuable information about the battery’s condition and make informed decisions regarding its usage.

Android Battery Health Check Code

If you are an Android user, you can enter a specific code in your dialer to access battery details and check its health. Here’s how to do it:

  • Open the Dialer: Go to your Android device’s home screen and locate the dialer or phone app. Tap on it to open.
  • Enter the Code: In the dialer, enter the following code: ##4636##. The service menu should automatically appear once you enter the last “*.”
  • Access Battery Information: Look for the “Battery Information” section in the service menu. Tap on it to view detailed information about your battery, including its health status, voltage, temperature, and more.

Using the above code, you can access your Android device’s battery information and check its health status. However, please note that the availability of this code may vary depending on your device manufacturer and Android version. If the code doesn’t work, you can use a third-party battery monitoring app from the Google Play Store, such as “Battery” by MicroPinch.

Tips to Check iPhone Battery Health without Activating

If you want to check the battery health of an iPhone without activating it, there are a few additional tips you can follow:

  • Use a SIM Card Tray Tool: You can use a SIM card tray removal tool or a small paper clip to eject the SIM card tray of the iPhone. Look into the SIM card slot, and you may find some information about the battery, including its health status.
  • Contact the Seller or Previous Owner: If you purchased the iPhone from a seller or received it as a hand-me-down, you can contact them and ask about the battery’s health. They may have information or documentation regarding the device’s battery health.
  • Authorized Service Centers: Visit an Apple Store or bring your iPhone to one of the Fix My Gadget authorized service centers and explain your situation. We can check the battery health of the iPhone for you, even if it’s not activated.

Remember, these alternative methods may provide a different level of accuracy than checking the battery’s health through the device’s settings. Suppose you’re concerned about the battery health of an iPhone. In that case, activating the device and checking the battery health directly using the built-in settings or consulting an authorized service provider for a comprehensive assessment is recommended.

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Happy reading,

Mel with uBreakiFix formerly Fix My Gadget.