Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Wake4x4ptball, Jul 16, 2010.
how i change to show how many % i have left on Droid X or which apps is good to install
Try battery indicator in the market. Ironcially, this battery apps and widgets use battery power. Only a little but nevertheless.
Battery Life by CurveFish
Is there any way to get the widgets to display 1% increments instead of 10%. My droid Eris showed 1% and I would like to get that back but I can't find a setting for it anywhere. I am using Viz Battery widget which is the same one I used on my Eris.
I'm evaluating "EcoCharge" and have used "BatteryTime Lite" for some time. BTL will give you a widget with the % and it can also go on the status bar.
I been trying out some of the widget ones but I like the quick settings app as well for checking battery
i'm using BTL and it works. BB had status option but I like BTL as a replacement.
Im looking for the same thing. Had a app on my evo that displayed in 1% increments but all the ones ive tried on the x is going by 10%.
There is a way to look at battery percent without hurting your battery through constant measurement.
Get the (free) app Any Cut:
Any Cut > New Shortcut > Activity > Battery Info > OK > Exit Any Cut
Now you have a shortcut on your home screen (called: Battery Info) that displays battery level (percent), Voltage & temperature. This is just a hidden menu & not a new program...
I tried that and it just creates an icon. You actually have to click it to get these readings.
I doubt that's what most people want.
Figured I'd save people the time from going through this process.
This is how the Android system works, a constant % listed will drain the battery faster. This way when your bar seems low you can click the icon & get an exact reading, with the benefit of temperature info & limited additional battery drain.
Cyanogen discovered this, not me & that is why he had it is an option, with the default being off.
Ok, still, I think most people would much prefer an icon that shows the power rather than having to click on something.
Do any of these show percentages in 1% increments?
When I had an incredible, BatteryLife was showing by single percent. On my X, it's showing by 10%. BatteryTimeLite is also showing by 10%.
The battery info shortcut that SiXiam said also shows by 10%.
Seems like Moto must be forcing the battery to reported in 10% increments, no?
i see now..it makes sense it would drain a bit more battery just to show the percentages in 1% increments
I doubt it. Certainly not anything that would impact anyone.
I use BatteryLife too. On the Eris it was 1% increments, but on the Droid X it's 10% increments here too. Not sure if it's the app or how DX is reporting battery life, but I suspect Droid X....