As we all know, the iPhone and iPad have added the battery health function for as long as 2018. You can easily see the health percentage of the mobile phone battery under the settings. Today’s discussion topic is why the iPhone displays battery health, but Android doesn’t.
First off, it is normal for the battery of an Apple mobile phone to lose more than 20% in one year. Therefore, when the battery is still under warranty, and the battery efficiency is less than 80%, the battery can be replaced by Apple for free.
iPhone Displays Battery Health but Android Doesn’t: Why Is This So?
Then we have a question, why can Apple check the battery health function, but Android can’t?
Wrong Perceptions As to Why Android Doesn’t Display Battery Health
In response to this problem, many netizens speculate that the domestic Android device is charging too fast. You must know that the charging of Apple mobile phones is prolonged. In the past few years, they have been using the ancestral 5V1A. Only in recent years have they started to use fast charging. The highest is that the iPhone13 Pro Max, released this year supports 27W charging.
On the other hand, Android devices have already supported 90W and 100W. Basically, it can be fully charged in a dozen minutes or half an hour. At this time, everyone will think that this is because the charge and the loss are too fast. Therefore, the manufacturer deliberately did not add this query function because they did not dare to let everyone see the loss of the battery. After all, no one can accept the linear decline in battery consumption of their mobile phones.
Real Reason Why Android Doesn’t Display Battery Health
Regarding this issue, as early as last year, Zhang Xuan, the product manager of OnePlus, said that people’s belief that the battery depletion/wear of Android phones will be more extreme than that of iPhones is erroneous.
I will briefly discuss why we don’t yet have battery life/health calculations on Android phones, in no particular order.
1. Apple Display of Battery Health Could be Tag A sham
The Way Apple Implement Battery health on iPhones is not representative of the individual battery health of their devices.
Apple uses the base percentage for battery health based on Apple’s rated capacity instead of the individual battery’s actual performance and usage.
In real-world usage, your iPhone’s battery capacity could be in a worse condition than displayed by Apple.
2. iOS Allows Apple To Calibrate The Battery Accurately
Zhang Xuan also admitted that the iPhone’s core is the iOS’s accuracy and battery calibration. Sadly, Android is not doing well in this regard and is not accurate regarding resource usage calibration. And this is one of the major reasons Android does not do this function.
However, this doesn’t make Android batteries pooer than that of iPhone(especially high-end Android). For instance, the OnePlus mobile phone has an 800-cycle long-life battery count (at 800 cycles, the battery health of o=OnePlus will not be not less than 80%).
As mentioned earlier, it is normal for the iPhone to be used for at least 80% of one year. This is to explain that the battery quality of OnePlus mobile phones can be the same as that of iPhone, and there is no such thing as a bad battery for Android phones.
3. Apple Integrated Battery to Silence User complaining About Performance Issues With Older iPhones
The battery health feature on the iPhone was initially set up because everyone was dissatisfied with Apple’s underclocking of the old iPhones.
Android phones do not need to add this function because the quality of Android devices has improved significantly in recent years.
As long as Android phones are used properly, they can easily last up to 3 or 4 years on the original battery. I haven’t needed to change my Samsung Galaxy phone’s battery even after two years of demanding usage.
On the contrary, I was forced to replace my iPhone X’s battery after a year and two months because the performance dropped unbearably.
According to statistics, the frequency of people’s replacement of mobile phones is generally every two years, and the current mobile phone configuration is more than enough to meet this condition.
4. Displaying Battery Health Can Make Users Anxious While Using The Phone
Looking at it from another angle, allowing users to view the battery health of their phones quickly adds to the user’s battery anxiety, and they will want to check it occasionally.
I often see people searching the Internet about how much the battery has dropped and that it’s not normal. In extreme cases, some prospective users will refuse to buy a used iPhone with lower than 100% battery health.
5. Displaying Battery Health is Capable of Allowing Users to Distrust The Brand
Moreover, this will cause users to distrust the mobile phone brand and feel that the battery is of poor quality. Android, with its open-source OS, is not even ready for this.
Therefore, it is better not to use this function, and users can treat their phone’s battery respectfully.