MILLIONS of Android smartphone users have been warned to check the battery life of their new gadgets with a clever hack.
Tech enthusiasts have been told how to avoid getting scammed with devices with poor battery health in a helpful video posted to TikTok.
Posted by 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 a similar test can be done on other brands.
Users are advised to go to their settings and scroll down to the ‘battery and device maintenance’ section.
At the bottom of that page, there should be a diagnostics section that allows users to run tests on a number of apps.
Within the diagnostics, select the battery health option, which will open a battery health test.
Users can then select the option to run the test and wait for their results.
When done, it should say the battery status is “normal” and the battery life is “good”.
If the test doesn’t give those results on a new smartphone, customers should consider returning it to avoid getting ripped off by paying full price for shoddy devices.
Commentators were stunned by the handy hack.
One wrote: “Love your content.”
Another said: “Great teacher.”
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