Viewing data on the health of your Chromebook battery isn’t the most user friendly experience. And there’s more data that could be shown. An in-progress change to Chrome OS will expose Smart Battery metrics that would help.
The beginnings of a new feature to display the battery life of connected Bluetooth devices has arrived in Chrome OS 77. It’s still a work in progress but will be a welcome addition to the Chromebook platform.
Checking the battery health of a Chromebook isn’t just useful for a device you’ve had for a while. It’s also handy — a must, even, IMO — before buying a used Chromebook. And it’s actually quite easy to do if you know where to look for the information.