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Best App To Tell You How Much Battery Life You Have Left?

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  1. edytwinky

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    I just purchased an extended battery.

    Is there any good app out there that will tell me how much battery life I have left?

    Like a widget or anything?
     

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    I use the Battery Life widget. It seems to work well.
     
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    Battery Solo Widget or Minimalistic Text is the ones I recently used. Basically just type in Battery Widget in App market and you'll have lots of hits.
     
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    Second for BatteryLife widget; it's free and works very well. I have it on my home page.
     
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    I like Gauge Battery
     
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    There are many. I chose Fann Battery Status Widget because I needed a 1x1 widget to fit on my home screen.
     
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    I personally use Circle Battery Widget or BattStatt; both kinda go with the slim approach of my main screen.

    If you want further customization (in a minimalistic way) Minimalistic Text does an awesome job.
     
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    Battery Monitor Widget is my favourite :)

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    i use Battery Solo Widget.. best one i could find that didnt look like a battery lol
     
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    After trying a few, I finally settled on BattStat Pro. :)

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    Use the ones that go in your status bar so they don't take up any home screen space. These can also be viewed from the lockscreen.
     
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    I like Battery Indicator, myself.
     
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    batteryminder, puts it right there in the notification bar on the very left. Looks nice too!
     
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    I quite like the Batterylife widget too, you can customise the information it displays, and set it to change colour based on the remaining battery % (you can define the % value at which it changes colour too). Very small file size too, and the widget itself doesn't take up too much space on the home screen. Worth a try.
     
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    So far I"ve tried BatteryLife and it does not put the battery info in the tool bar. I don't want just a widget, I don't like icons on my homescreen, and dont want to scroll to see it. Just kinda want it there you know?

    BatterySolo people say only shows increments of 10 on the DroidX. I use Gauge Battery and i have a droid3, and IT is only showing increments of 10, so that's no good.

    Most other Battery apps require special permissions I am now learning are not good to give.

    Suggestions?
     
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    Battery Minder Pros is my weapon of choice.
     
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    i just saw that in the thread so i am going to try that one right now!
     
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    BatteryMinder:

    This application has access to the following:


    • Phone calls read phone state and identity
      Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to and the like.
    • System tools change Wi-Fi state
      Allows an application to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points, and to make changes to configured Wi-Fi networks.
      prevent device from sleeping
      Allows an application to prevent the device from going to sleep.
      modify global system settings
      Allows an application to modify the system's settings data. Malicious applications can corrupt your system's configuration.
      retrieve running applications
      Allows application to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. May allow malicious applications to discover private information about other applications.


    I dont like that one bit!


    EDIT: i found out that ALL battery apps will be in 10% increments:

    "- 10% increments: due to some manufacturers/devices (e.g. Motorola Droid) only reporting battery status information in 10% increments, Batteryminder will not be able to display more accurate battery level information in the status bar icon and similar."
     
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    Battery Minder has always been fine for me. If you're unsure, you could email the dev and ask why it needs permissions like that.

    Yeah, I've no idea why some motorola handsets only report in 10% increments?
     
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    it's so weird it only shows 10%.... but that's ok since it's motorola and not the app's problem, i'll keep gauge battery :) Thanks though!!!!
     
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    Battery notifier does it for me, gives you percentage remaining in top left corner.
     

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