Android 15 will tell you how long your phone’s storage chip will last


A lot of us are probably concerned about the batteries on our phones and how long they will last. Thankfully, a lot of smartphone makers have since included software features that can tell us. But batteries aren’t the only components that have a lifespan. Your phone’s storage chip has one too, and Android 15 could help with that.

According to a report from Android Authority, it seems that Google is working on a new Android 15 feature that will provide users with information about their phone’s storage chip’s lifespan. While batteries are probably the most noticeable when it comes to detecting degradation in performance, storage can be affected as well.

In Android 15, Google is working on displaying that information to users. It will show them the remaining lifetime of a phone’s internal storage before it potentially breaks down. This will be displayed in percentages. This might be useful for users who hold onto their devices for a longer period of time, say 4-5 years, and want to know how much longer they can potentially keep using their phones.

That being said, there is a chance not all devices will support this feature. As Android Authority notes, it is not required by OEMs to adopt this feature. If an OEM chooses not to, then users won’t be able to access this information. It should be available for Pixel devices that can run Android 15, but other than that, we’ll have to wait and see.

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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