Battery Percentage Indicator on StatusBar

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  1. drexappeal

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    I didn't see a thread in here discussing this, but I'm using a battery percentage indicator that shows the percentage in the status bar. I just want to get an idea of what everybody else is using.

    The one I downloaded from the appmarket is cool for being free, but if anybody has recommendations, I'd love to hear them. I really want the one that HTC makes, but it's only available for the N1 and Desire right now.

    Post up the different ones being used.
     

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  2. Kelmar

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    I use systray monitor
     
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    "Battery Widget"
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    While this is definitely a cool widget, I needed something that would show the status on every page.
     
  6. HatTrick327

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    I just added a shortcut to the about phone page in settings. Works fine for me, but systray is really good too.
     
  7. Covert_Death

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    use VizBattery, you can see it here on my screen next to my favorites
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    if you click on it it gives you some battery info such as health, voltage, temperature and time since boot
     
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    But does it give you a battery percentage indicator at the top (on the status bar) on every page?
     
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    Where did you find the widgets for the led light silent and vibrate? I have been looking for those. They are not under my settings did you have to download those somewhere??
     
  10. scorpionfalcon

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    Just tried "Battery status pro". It is SWEEET! looks great too.
     
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    Just changed mine over to that one as well. I like it better!
     
  12. Android 17

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    For all these battery apps and widgets, have any of you guys found that it affects battery life significantly?
     
  13. Kelmar

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    From my experience, typically yes (and not for the better).
     
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    on the market, i found them through google searches though
     
  15. coolguy949

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    Ditto here too. I tried the "Get more HTC widgets" option in the Widgets menu and it seems like the server is down or something.

    I'd like to know as well.
     
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    No clue...just experimenting right now, really, which is why I started this thread.

    I liked Battery Status Pro, but for fear that it might drain the battery significantly, I changed to batteryminder, since it says that it has very little battery drain while in use.
     
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    Battery Indicator - puts a little battery icon in the task bar on the left with a % of charge left.
     
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    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been trying to figure out of it was just me for the longest time and nobody cared enough to respond! I thought it was because I was rooted, so I spent the better part of yesterday flashing back to stock only to have the stupid widgets STILL not download. If this had been posted yesterday, it would have saved me hours.
     
  19. IPvFletch

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    I have to agree with Kelmar - any status indicator, such as for battery, is only likely to drain the battery further, thus working against your goal. Disable things which are sucking up the battery and you won't need to care that much about this anymore. Besides you can see it from the settings menu and from the desk clock when plugged in.

    Case in point, I've had my EVO sitting idle now for about an hour and it hasn't changed from 24% (I'm trying to get it down to like 1% and then will charge it back up fully). Read the battery life threads, there's a lot to be learned from those. I've had GREAT luck!
     
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    Believe me, I've read all those threads, but this is more of just a personal preference. I like seeing the actual percentage I have left all the time vs. having to click somewhere to see it. My phone lasted 16 hours straight with pretty heavy texting, some internet use, a few downloads from the app market, and a few phone calls. I had 19% left when I got home, which probably would've lasted me the night on idle.

    I still haven't even looked into using ATK, which I may do as well. Regardless of the slight battery drain the app I currently have would cause, it's still somewhat worth it to me. And from what I could tell so far, the one I currently have doesn't suck that much life out of the battery at all.
     
  22. mrgufy12

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    hey love it thanks .. any idea about a way to have the percentage in the upper bar notification like next to the clock or something like that ????

    ANY one ???

    thanks
     
  23. Doomstang

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    This is what I use as well. Easy to read battery percentage and gives helpful information when pulling down the top bar.
     
  24. akazabam

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    Sure, it can be done, but it requires making changes to framework files. That can only be done if you root the phone and flash a custom ROM. That might be overkill just for battery percentage in the right corner instead of the left corner. It can definitely be done, though.
     
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    I'd imagine that, just like Windows Mobile phones before, once a person roots the phone, there's probably a way to edit the registry so that it moves that over to the right corner (although, I really don't know because I haven't rooted yet), instead of having to flash an entire ROM. Nontheless, I wouldn't be surprised if that info is already somewhere on XDA.
     
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