How to quickly access battery stats on Android Marshmallow and Lollipop devices

How to quickly access battery stats on Android Marshmallow and Lollipop devices
If you have a smartphone or tablet running Android Marshmallow or Android Lollipop, and you're often checking its detailed battery stats, you might want to know that there's a super quick way to access them.

Instead of accessing battery stats via the main Settings menu (which requires extra steps, plus some scrolling down), you can just do this: from the home screen, pull down the Quick Settings panel using two fingers, and tap on the battery icon - that's all you need to do to reveal battery stats, including an estimated time until the battery dies (unless you charge it), and exactly what has been using the battery since the last charge.

Now, this is not a secret by any means. However, those who are new to Android, or those who aren't usually tinkering with their gadgets may not have discovered this yet.

Mind you, we're talking about stock Android devices here. The experience on non-stock devices might be different.


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10 Comments

1. WPX00

Posts: 509; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

How is this even worthy of an article? This is pretty much common sense. Why not do an article for how to turn on the phone next?

4. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

exactly. never gonna check PA again.

5. buccob

Posts: 2944; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

How to achieve this on the Note 4? Samsung changed the UI too much here, now there are no Shortcuts option (such as settings icons on the homescreen)... And there is no battery shown when you open the notification bar...

6. Topcat488

Posts: 1409; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

For Note 4 you have to go to Settings scroll down to System and tap Battery. O.o

7. Kary1

Posts: 300; Member since: Jun 26, 2015

FWIW, I always found the two finger scroll down option on my Nexus device to be awkward. You're not missing much.

8. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Not available on lg ux

9. MOTOREZOID

Posts: 121; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

what a joke by PA!

10. Nicstocks

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 21, 2016

OK now can anyone tell me why it doesn't show how long the phone has been off the charger? Did they just decide to leave that out with Marshmallow?

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