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  1. dmsatax1x

    dmsatax1x Newbie
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    hey guys i just bought and installed WidgetLocker and must say that it rocks. But there is one thing i can't get to work. I'm trying to display my battery life on the lockscreen but the widget i have (BatteryLife by CurveFish) does not work. It just shows a depleted battery icon and says "loading" while it never does load. It works fine on my regular home screen but I'd like to have one that is compatible with WL too. Also... i have limited space on my current lockscreen, so my ideal battery widget would only take up 1x1 space. Is there such a thing?
    Thanks all in advance.

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  2. SouthernEvo

    SouthernEvo Member

    There is battery left widget you can try , Dunno if it will work with your current set up though
  3. Legato

    Legato Well-Known Member

    Been using Battery Left since the day i got my phone and i LOVE it. Works great once you calibrate it (Fully charge battery then let it fully drain to 0%). And it displays accurate readings, not just every 10% like many battery apps. I've been using it in widget locker since i got that a few weeks ago. It's perfect addition to it
  4. inssane

    inssane Android Expert

    I have done the "to 0%" a couple times, and it's still showing about 30% less than system. I have drained 3 times already. Only an issue with my D2.

    Any suggestions for a batt. widget that runs @ 1% or even 5% increments??
  5. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    I use battery left with widget locker and it works great
  6. BookLover

    BookLover Android Expert

    Well, actually, Battery Left has an "estimated %" -- which I presume is estimated percentage left based on your usage pattern. I think that's why the percentage you show is different than the system %. You can change the % on Battery Left to show System % instead of Estimated % in preferences. There are actually many settings in Battery Left you can set.

    On my widget, I show
    1) Time (e.g., 12:09am that the batt will be dead at)
    2) under that, I have Hrs of battery left (eg. 9:05 = 9 hrs 5 mins left of battery life)
    3) under that, I have System % (this matches up to almost any other system % battery app I've used)

    In the Notification bar, I show
    4) Estimated %

    So a lot of info with one little app in 1x1 area :)
    k0smo86 likes this.
  7. inssane

    inssane Android Expert

    I know all about that. On my D1 it was flawless. I might be system = 90% and est. 83% (which is fine and understandable) When system hit 80% - the estimated would show the same or a point or two off.

    With the D2, the system might show 80, but the est. is showing 54% for example and the accuracy is supposedly 100%.

    I don't want to ditch it, but the estimated was always perfect on the D1, now it's WAY off.
  8. BookLover

    BookLover Android Expert

    Did you do a full charge and full discharge to calibrate? If it's 100% accurate, you probably did...Perhaps you need to do it again because something weird happened during calibration?

    Have you tried Juice Plotter? It shows graphically how your phone is discharging (or charging) -- so the graph might show you visually what's happening during your phone usage that a simple # can't show.
  9. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    same thing on the DX, it's way off. I just use the system % and the temp on my widget
  10. inssane

    inssane Android Expert

    Yep - begin calibration at full battery and drain it out to calibrate with regular use.
    I have plotter too, and it's great, but the battery widget info has proven much more valuable to me.
    Hmm - the DX has issues too, ok...
  11. jcmtyler

    jcmtyler Well-Known Member

    I use Gauge Battery, which works perfectly with Widget Locker and has a couple of really nice 1 x 1 Widgets.
  12. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Android Expert

    What's that battery widget people use where it's just text that reads out the battery percentage? I.E. "Ninety Six Percent"
  13. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

  14. inssane

    inssane Android Expert

    Do ANY of these besides BatteryLeft do incriments less than 10%?
    I have tried a bunch, and nothing.
  15. rtm0004

    rtm0004 Well-Known Member

    i like batstatt
  16. jcmtyler

    jcmtyler Well-Known Member

    Guage Battery reports in increments of 1%.
  17. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    Bet not on a Droid X.

    The Droid X system only reports battery percentage in 10% increments. To display 1% increments, the program has to have built in estimations.

    I use BatteryTime Lite. I prefer using a 1x1 widget.
  18. inssane

    inssane Android Expert

    BattStat and Guage Battery are no go on 1% increments.
    Battery Time Lite - I was looking for this because of the data provided.

    Well, I think I (we) are SOL on the less than 10% increments. Any other insight into the DX and D2 in regards to this would be great.
  19. jcmtyler

    jcmtyler Well-Known Member

    Not sure, I've got a Nexus One, but I wouldn't be surprised if the widget has some built-in estimation regardless. And it has numerous 1x1 widgets plus larger sizes. I prefer it for the "guage" styles (like a speedometer).
  20. midge37

    midge37 Well-Known Member

    Battery Indicator by Darshan Computing does it at 1% steps.
  21. inssane

    inssane Android Expert

    I could tell you like the speedo look based on the M3 engine in your sig :)
    A side note - SpeedView does 0-60 as well as other calculations and is free

    I will check out Battery Indicator - thanks for that

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