Millions of Android users have been warned against checking battery life with a clever hack to avoid being scammed

MILLIONS of Android smartphone users have been warned to use a clever hack to check the battery life of their new devices.

Tech lovers have been told how to avoid being scammed with devices with low battery status in a handy video posted on TikTok.

The moderator taught users how to check their phone's battery health

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The moderator taught users how to check their phone’s battery healthPhoto credit: tiktok/@tatechtips
The hack works on Samsung phones

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The hack works on Samsung phonesPhoto credit: tiktok/@tatechtips

Posted from an account called TA Tech Tips, the presenter shows viewers how to run a simple test to check their phone’s battery life.

He described it as “one of the first things you should do” after getting a new phone.

The tip is specific to Samsung smartphones, although an equivalent test can be performed for other brands as well.

Users are advised to go to their settings and scroll down to the “Battery and device care” section.

At the bottom of this page there should be a diagnostics section that will allow users to run tests on a range of apps.

From the diagnostics, select the Battery Status option, which opens a battery health test.

Users can then select the option to run the test and wait for their results.

When this is complete, the battery status should be “Normal” and the battery life should be “Good”.

If the test doesn’t produce these results on a new smartphone, customers should consider sending it back to avoid being scammed by paying the full price for an inferior device.

Commenters were blown away by the useful hack.

One wrote: “Love your content.”

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Another said: “Great teacher.”

One said meanwhile only: “Amazing.”

Your battery status should

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Your battery status should be “normal”.Photo credit: tiktok/@tatechtips

https://www.thesun.ie/tech/9719593/millions-android-users-warned-check-battery-life-clever-hack/ Millions of Android users have been warned against checking battery life with a clever hack to avoid being scammed

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