It’s a huge pain when you don’t know whether your Bluetooth earbuds are going to die or not. Google is going to fix that.
Android users with Fast Pair Bluetooth devices will be getting some new features before the end of 2019, including more detailed battery life information and compatibility with Find My Device, Android announced on its developers blog Friday.
The new battery features will allow users to see battery life percentages on individual devices. This means if you have True Wireless Stereo headphones, you’ll be able to see the battery life percentages for each earbud and the battery life of their case. Plus, users will be able to receive notifications when they hit certain percentages.
The new compatibility with Find My Device will allow Fast Pair users to see the location of their devices the last time they were used as well as when they were last used. When in range, users can “ring” the devices to make them easier to find.
All of the new features will be easily accessible from a device details page.
Apple’s iPhones are able to similarly ping Bluetooth AirPods and show battery life percentages for the earbuds and the case, but other non-Apple Bluetooth devices are not able to be searched and don’t have as much battery detail.