Check your remaining battery life

Some of this information applies only to devices running Android 5.0 and higher. If your device is running 4.4 or lower, the Menu icon looks like this . If your device is running 4.3 or lower, the Settings icon looks like this .

Check remaining battery life and usage

You can see how much battery you have left by looking at the battery level icon at the the top of your screen. To check the percentage of your remaining battery life, swipe down from the top of the screen. Touch the battery icon to go to the battery setting menu.

Depending on your version of Android, you can check your remaining battery life and usage since last full charge in the Settings menu:

  1. Open your device’s Settings menu .
  2. Under "Device," touch Battery.
  3. You can check the following settings:
    • Percent of battery life
    • Length of time your battery is estimated to last
    • Use and usages details since last full charge

If your device’s battery is draining too quickly, try out some tips for managing your battery life.

Use battery saver

This information applies only to devices running Android 5.0 and higher.

You can use battery saver on your device to help improve battery life. You can also set your device to turn on battery saver automatically based on how much battery your device has remaining.

Keep in mind that turning battery saver on limits vibration, location services, and most background data. For example, you won't be able to use Google Maps Navigation while using battery saver.

To turn battery saver on or off or to set your device to turn on battery saver automatically, follow these steps:

  1. Open your device’s Settings menu .
  2. Under "Device," touch Battery.
  3. Touch the menu icon Menu, then touch Battery saver.
  4. Move the switch to On. The notification and navigation bars at the top and bottom of your screen will turn orange when battery saver is turned on.
  5. To set your device to turn on battery saver automatically based on your remaining battery life, touch Turn on automatically and select "at 5% battery" or "at 15% battery."

Check remaining charging time

You can check to see how long you need to charge your device before it has a full charge by following these steps:

  1. When your device is charging, open the Settings menu .
  2. Under "Device," touch Battery.
  3. At the top of the screen, you'll see the estimated battery percentage and amount of time until your device has full charge.