Android 14 Will Let You Know When Your Battery Is Super Low

Helena Bosnjak
Mar 19, 2023
Updated • Mar 19, 2023
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Those whose phones have Android 12 as operating system know how great it is. However, Google is launching Android 14 this year, and there are great features in this operating system. One of such features is letting you know when your battery is super low. Stay here to learn more about Android 14 and its amazing features.

When Will Android 14 Be Released

There are rumors that Android 14 will change the way we use our phones. Google named it accordingly. The name of Android 14 is Upside Down Cake. Even though there isn’t the exact date or its release is still unknown, it’s under the second developer preview. 

However, since the first beta will be released sometime in April, experts claim that we could see the perks of this operating system at the conference Google I/O, that’s about to happen on the 10th May 2023. Moreover, the stability of this OS will probably be reached sometime in July 2023 with its fourth beta version.

What are the greatest features of Android 14

It goes without saying that Android 14 will have to have a great set of features in order to outdo the Android 12 and Android 13. In comparison to Android 13, Android 14 will have improved privacy features and changes, with a focus on blocking the installation of older apps that were developed for older Androids, such as Android 5.1. and older ones.

Some other features include a security tweak, i.e. you will be able to confirm your PIN without needing to hit enter. For those who enjoy creating new emojis, there is great news. You’ll be able to create an emoji wallpaper on your Pixel phone.

Android 14 brings enhanced accessibility features, such as larger fonts, notification flashes, language-related improvements, and regional preferences. For example, you can choose your preferable temperature units, style-measurements, and even set the days of the week as you want. However, our focus here is the improvement of battery life.

Battery life and Android 14

As you could read from the title of this article, Android 14 will let you know when your battery is super low. In other words, you’ll be notified when your battery is at 2%. It will be the last warning before your phone shuts down. However, there won’t be any massive improvements of battery life, in a sense that your battery could last for weeks with you being constantly on the phone.

In comparison with Android 13, which sends notification for your battery life at 20% and 10%, Android 14 with this notification at 2% is a great thing because we know that there are really a few minutes left to finish our activities and plug our phones before it really shuts down.

Which Phones Will Be Able To Use Android 14

After reading these new features, you probably wonder which phones will be able to use this new operating system, Android 14. The second developer preview of this operating system enables you to try these features on your own before the official release.

In order to try these features, including this notification for super low battery life, you need to have at least Pixel 4a (5G), but also Pixel 5, Pixel 5a 5G, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, Pixel 6a, and Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. If you aren’t a Pixel user, there’s still a chance that there are apps that can do the similar. You just need to look for them in the store for apps.

Android 14 as a Savior of Battery Life

Generally speaking, it’s not good for your phone when in battery-saving mode to do any activities that drain battery even faster. There are some situations which we cannot influence, and we can’t charge our phones immediately. Thus, this notification is good because it is the last warning, our last chance to plug in our phones before it’s too late. However, it’ll be better that Google improves the battery life. Until then, this notification option will be of o great help.


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  1. Albert said on August 18, 2023 at 1:49 pm

    Thanks for the tip Martin.

    It is for these kinds of posts that I follow GHacks.

    1. Mike Williams said on August 26, 2023 at 8:55 pm

      What’s up with the generic comment, are you a bot?

  2. Tachy said on August 18, 2023 at 3:23 pm


    Where on the planet is that still in use? I was forced to give up using my RAZRV3 years ago because 2G was phased out by AT&T.

    1. arbuz said on August 20, 2023 at 5:02 pm

      Everywhere 3G has been turned off and you don’t have LTE coverage, and believe me there are many developed countries where this is the case and if it weren’t for 2G you wouldn’t even be able to make a phone call.

    2. Doc Fuddled said on August 31, 2023 at 5:55 pm

      Maybe I missed it, but I don’t believe tha term “2G” is in the article. Perhaps you are referring to “AGM G2”??

  3. Tachy said on August 18, 2023 at 3:27 pm


    Your website has gone insane.

    When I the post button I then saw my comment posted on a different article page. When I opened this article again, it is here.

    1. Martin P. said on August 31, 2023 at 4:39 pm

      @Tachy @Martin Brinkmann

      ” Your website has gone insane. ”

      Same here. Has happened several times.

      1. owl said on September 1, 2023 at 3:42 am

        @Martin P.,

        For over two weeks now,
        I’ve been seeing “Comments” posted by subscribers appearing in different, unrelated articles.
        For the time being,
        it would be better to specify the “article name and URL” at the beginning of the post.

  4. Anonymous said on August 18, 2023 at 11:17 pm

    @tachy a lot of non-phone devices with a sim in them rely on 2G, at least here in europe.
    Usually things reporting usage or errors/alarms on something remote that does not get day to day inspection in person. They are out there in vast numbers doing important work. Reliable, good range. The low datarate is no problem at all in those cases.
    3G is gone or on its last legs everywhere, but this stuff still has too much use to cancel.

    Anyhow, interesting that they would put that in. I can see the point if you suspect a hostile 2G environment (amateur eavesdroppers with laptop, ranging up to professional grade MITM fake towers while “strangely” not getting the stronger crypto voip 4G because it is being jammed, and back down to something as old ‘stingray’ devices fallen into the wrong hands).

    But does this also mean that they have handled and rolled out a fix for that nasty 4G ‘pwn by broadcast’ problem you reported earlier this year? I had 4G disabled due to that, on the off chance that some of the local criminals would buy some cheap chinese gear, download a working exploit and probe every phone in range all over town in the hope of getting into phones of the police.

  5. Andy Prough said on August 19, 2023 at 3:04 am

    >”While most may never be attacked in stingrays, it is still recommended to disable 2G cellular connections, especially since it does not have any downsides.”

    The downside would be losing connectivity. I spend a lot of time way out in the countryside where there’s often no service or almost none. My network allows 2G, and I need it sometimes. I have an option on the phone to disable 2G, I may do that when I’m in the city and I have good 5G connectivity, but not out in the country.

    I would imagine that the stingray exploits, like most of the bad things in this world, are probably things you will run into in the crowded big cities.

  6. owl said on August 21, 2023 at 3:40 am

    I stopped using it in a mobile (Wi-Fi line) environment, so I’m almost ignorant of the actual situation,
    But the recent reality in Japan makes me realize that “the infrastructure of the web is nothing more than a papier-mâché fiction”.

    It is already beyond the scope of what an individual can do.
    What we should be aware of is the reality that “governments and those in power want to control the world through the Web”, and efforts to counter (resist and prevent) such ambitions are necessary.

  7. Anonymous said on August 26, 2023 at 9:27 pm

    Why do you want people to disable the privacy features? Hmmmmm?

  8. Anonymous said on August 27, 2023 at 2:30 am

    Now You: do you plan to keep the Ads privacy features enabled?

    I’d like to tell you, but apparently if you make a post critical of Google, you get censored. * [Editor: removed, just try to bring your opinion across without attacking anyone]

  9. Tachy said on August 27, 2023 at 5:15 am


    You website is still psychotic. Comments attach to random stories.

  10. John G. said on August 28, 2023 at 2:46 pm

    @Martin please do fix the comments, it’s completely insane commenting here! :[

  11. ECJ said on August 28, 2023 at 5:37 pm


    The comments are seriously messed up on gHacks now. These comments are mixed with the article at the below URL.

    And comments on other articles are from as far back as 2010.

  12. Naimless said on August 29, 2023 at 12:57 am

    What does this article has anything to do with all the comments on this article? LOL I think this Websuite is ran by ChatGPT. every article is messed up. Some older comments from 2015 shown up in recant articles, LOL

  13. Paul Knight said on August 31, 2023 at 3:35 am

    The picture captioned “Clearing the Android Auto’s cache might resolve the issue” is from Apple Carplay ;)

  14. Anonymous said on August 31, 2023 at 9:57 pm

    How about other things that matter:
    Drop survival?
    Screen toughness?
    Degree of water and dust protection?

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