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Support Battery indicator looks like 90% when it has 65%

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by triple486, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. triple486

    triple486 Member
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    I downloaded free battery widget on the market.
    It shows my battery is 65%, but stock battery indicator (blue bar) looks like more than 87~90% or so.
    Is this only my phone or stock UI battery indicator is wrong?
     

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  2. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Android Expert
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    most battery widgets need to be calibrated. after a few charge cycles they give their best "guess" as to how much time/charge you have left based on your previous patterns. Also the battery indicator isnt that reliable. Battstat is a great battery widget that uses the system battery settings, or if you root you can get the battery percentage instead of the battery icon.
     
  3. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert
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    your stock battery indicator is way off. try batteryminder from the market.
     
  4. Moonfire

    Moonfire Android Enthusiast
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    I would guess that it just needs recalibrated, yes.

    Although it may also just be that the stock can't be that accurate. I have another app replacing it so I can't check, but say the entire thing is four pixels wide. For 100% of course it'd have all four pixels. But it may wait until it's below 75% to only show three pixels. Until then all you know it it's somewhere between 75 and 100%. Same with three bars - it could be anywhere from 74 to 50% battery life. It's just that the app's size limits its accuracy.
     
  5. Halcyon

    Halcyon Well-Known Member
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    I've found that the stock battery indicator is a little flakey. I use Battstatt and Battery Indicator to see the %.
     

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