General Which battery widget are you using?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Neera, May 18, 2010.

  1. Neera

    Neera Well-Known Member
    43

    Mar 4, 2010
    192
    43
    43
    Female
    IL
    I had been using the HTC Battery Widget while on 1.5 and it never caused me problems as far as I know with being a drain on the battery life.

    Now after the OTA on 2.1 my battery life seems to have gone down drastically and I heard that this widget could be the culprit.

    Sooo, which battery widget are you using with 2.1 that is "safe" on overall battery life?
     

    Advertisement
  2. abn75

    abn75 Well-Known Member
    18

    May 5, 2010
    75
    10
    18
    alabama
    I use the stock htc widget, and have noticed no increase, or should i say decrease, in battery life.
     
    Neera likes this.
  3. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead
    VIP Member
    813

    Oct 29, 2009
    9,692
    8,365
    813
    Right Behind You
    I don't think that any of them are that great on battery life, but I am using vizBattery right now.
     
    Neera likes this.
  4. pacedrum69

    pacedrum69 Well-Known Member
    36

    I'm using viz as well. Works great
     
    Neera likes this.
  5. Neera

    Neera Well-Known Member
    43

    Mar 4, 2010
    192
    43
    43
    Female
    IL
    Thanks for the input guys. ^^
     
  6. thenestor

    thenestor Well-Known Member
    173

    Dec 27, 2009
    1,038
    316
    173
    Male
    I make webs.
    Orange, California
    I'm using Battery Left Widget:
    [table][tr][td][​IMG][/td][td]Battery Left Widget
    by Preinvent
    50,000 downloads, 1674 ratings (4.0 avg)
    [/td][td]Free
    [​IMG][/td][td][​IMG][/td][/tr][/table]

    I like it because:
    1. You can choose 2x1 or 1x1 size
    2. You can customize the colors
    3. It shows you how much time you have left (or what time your phone will die)
    4. When you click it, it gives you links to Battery Use, Battery Info, and Battery History (so I don't need to use Spare Parts to get to the Battery History anymore).
    5. You can choose how often it updates, so it won't drain your battery!
     
    Toolanddiemaker, jdeguzman and Neera like this.
  7. 0wrx2

    0wrx2 Well-Known Member
    16

    Mar 30, 2010
    73
    2
    16
    battery life by curvefish
     
    Neera likes this.
  8. malpracti

    malpracti Member
    16

    Apr 3, 2010
    17
    2
    16
    I use mini info widget. I shows battery %, phone space, and sd card space. I don't notice any drain on the battery. It last anywhere from 15 to 20 hours.



    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
     
    Neera likes this.
  9. wpetering

    wpetering Member
    16

    Mar 10, 2010
    17
    1
    16
    Dayton, OH
    Have you gone to "Airplane mode" for a minute or so and then off it? I had the battery drain issue and these lovely folks on the forum directed me to do that. Did it, no more battery drain. Using HTC Battery widget as well.
     
    Neera likes this.
  10. Neera

    Neera Well-Known Member
    43

    Mar 4, 2010
    192
    43
    43
    Female
    IL
    Thanks "wpetering" and yes indeed, I seem to suffer from the 50% without signal bug as well.

    Put it in airplane mode a bit earlier and the signal % has already gone down to 33%.
    Maybe I will wait and see if that solves the battery issue.


    OTD, vizBattery looks really nice. I like that is reads from the system vs monitoring the battery itself (and thus draining more power?).
     
  11. 172driver

    172driver Well-Known Member
    16

    Apr 16, 2010
    55
    4
    16
    Construction Specifier
    Seattle
    I like BatteryLife by curvefish because you can set the color to change when charge gets down to a certain percentage.
     
  12. Eris1981

    Eris1981 Well-Known Member
    38

    Apr 23, 2010
    267
    17
    38
    I started using the HTC battery widget after the update. I have had better life then when I was on 1.5 it seems.
     
  13. jdeguzman

    jdeguzman Member
    15

    May 7, 2010
    10
    0
    15
    Where do you find signal % again?
     

Share This Page

Loading...