Google has released the first beta version of its Android 14 QPR1 operating system today. This update includes several improvements, one of which is the addition of battery charging cycles display on Pixel smartphones. Users can access this feature by going to User Setting > About Phone, where they will see a new menu called Battery Information. This menu provides various details about the phone’s battery, such as its manufacturing date and the number of charging cycles it has gone through.
This method allows users to see the battery’s age and usage, but it does not display battery health or capacity. Interestingly, Apple has also added a battery cycle feature in iOS 17 for the iPhone 15 series. This move is likely not a coincidence, as there have been complaints about battery issues on the iPhone 14.
Although the information displayed in the Battery Information page may be limited, it is considered a good starting point. Hopefully, Android devices other than Google’s Pixel will also receive these menus, instead of being limited to just Pixel devices.
TLDR: Google has released the first beta version of Android 14 QPR1, which includes a new Battery Information menu for Pixel smartphones. This menu provides details about the battery’s manufacturing date and the number of charging cycles it has gone through. Apple has also added a similar feature in iOS 17 for the iPhone 15 series, likely addressing battery complaints on the previous iPhone model.