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Spare Parts - Accurate Battery Readout?

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By soulonfirexx, Member on 22nd September 2009, 07:51 PM
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Hey all, I was wondering about Spare Part's Battery percentage counter and its accuracy. I'm kind of OCD about the battery right now because I want to know exactly how long it will last on regular usage.

Anyway, I took it off the charger at about 6:30 AM this morning after an alarm, had another alarm and had about 4 calls. Messed with it a bit (Twitter and Gmail, etc) and went to work. It was at 100% until about 10:30/11 AM (quite a while) until I went installing Handcent SMS.

I tested it out and checked the battery. It was at 97%. Every 5 or so minutes, I checked the battery and it would go down a percent every time. Already uninstalled Handcent SMS as I thought it might be doing something.

It's 11:40 AM now and battery 88%.

I have Gmail to only sync my mail and it hasn't synced since 9 this morning, no calendar and contacts because contacts sync quite often and I didn't need it to. Twitter is set to sync every 2 hours. Those are the only things that have any syncing ability really.

Last night I had the phone in standby for about 3 hours and it was at 48% that whole time.

Mobile network is off since I'm on Wifi.

Is Spare Parts just catching up to the battery? Are there any apps to get the battery % in the status bar on top? Thanks guys!
 
 
5th November 2009, 10:04 PM |#2  
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Are there any apps to get the battery % in the status bar on top? Thanks guys!

Are there any? I've tried Battery status and Battery status free - both shows battery icon in the status bar, but the don't show the %. Help!
6th November 2009, 09:31 AM |#3  
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Try "battery level"
6th November 2009, 07:46 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by soulonfirexx

Last night I had the phone in standby for about 3 hours and it was at 48% that whole time.

Mobile network is off since I'm on Wifi.

Is Spare Parts just catching up to the battery? Are there any apps to get the battery % in the status bar on top? Thanks guys!

I don't know anything about spare parts, but I do know that wifi really drains the battery. You said last night I had the phone in standby, was the screen (thus the wifi) on during the whole day?
It's turned of when put in standby so it's logical it doesn't drain the battery then.
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Ok, I have solution. I've found Battery Monitor v1.0.5 and finally it shows the percentage in the status bar
11th November 2009, 02:41 AM |#6  
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Ok, I have solution. I've found Battery Monitor v1.0.5 and finally it shows the percentage in the status bar

What if you have the status bar black...the text of the percentage is also black. Is there a way to change the text color?


EDIT: I found out that when you are in the status bar press the Monitor and once it gets to the blue screen where you have to enable it press menu and settings and the only option there is to change font color.
Last edited by njgheewala; 11th November 2009 at 03:29 AM. Reason: FOUND OUT TE SOLUTION
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