1. bchoward123's Avatar
    I wanted to know how to see what the exact battery level is on a Google Nexus 7 tablet. I was told on this forum to download a widget/app to find out, but I have since gotten an answer from Google Help. All you have to do is go to Settings/Battery and it will tell you. I hope this helps someone else.
    09-06-2012 04:34 PM
  2. roachman55's Avatar
    Put a battery gauge or fuel app on from Playstore, they work great if you get the right one
    09-06-2012 05:08 PM
  3. natehoy's Avatar
    I use battery indicator by darshan. Works great.

    Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt
    09-06-2012 05:23 PM
  4. 1812dave's Avatar
    I use battery widget
    09-06-2012 06:34 PM
  5. mookster's Avatar
    I downloaded Battery Widget Reborn. It's pretty nifty.
    dextroz#AC and deviantartjr like this.
    09-06-2012 09:01 PM
  6. going_home's Avatar
    I use battery indicator by darshan. Works great.

    Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt
    Dittos.

    Been using this app on all my devices for some time now.

    Battery icon always has the percentage of battery life left.

    Very useful.


    09-06-2012 09:36 PM
  7. jlo8720's Avatar
    I second the vote for Battery Widget Reborn Beta (pro version coming soon i think)
    09-06-2012 10:05 PM
  8. psyke45's Avatar
    I've been using battery monitor, one because it shows how much actual battery charge there is, but also I get to see how much charge/discharge is happening in mA. It allows me to see what power adapters are able to give me enough power to charge or not.
    09-06-2012 11:02 PM
  9. Ravynmagi's Avatar
    I wanted to know how to see what the exact battery level is on a Google Nexus 7 tablet. I was told on this forum to download a widget/app to find out, but I have since gotten an answer from Google Help. All you have to do is go to Settings/Battery and it will tell you. I hope this helps someone else.
    The stock way would be to go to Settings, Battery. It shows the battery percentage at the top there.

    If you want an easier way, I love the Elixir 2 app myself. It does a lot of things, such as adding toggles to your notification list, but another thing it does is adds the batteries percentage to the system bar, so you can see it conveniently all the time. I love this app so much.
    CardcaptorRLH85 likes this.
    09-06-2012 11:08 PM
  10. MichaelPayton21's Avatar
    I use Mini Info. it gives me the option to add battery, CPU, ram, disc memory and sd card memory in one widget. (that last one obviously not needed on the N7). Right now I have it set for battery and disc memory. With Nova Launcher I can even resize it anyway that I like.
    09-06-2012 11:50 PM
  11. icebike's Avatar
    I'm sure the Nexus tab has enough battery so it won't matter, but do be aware that battery monitor apps use battery, and not always just a little.

    After running the Carat App for a few weeks I was supprised to learn that all of my favorite battery monitors chewed up a lot of juice.

    This is because they can induce the charge measuring chip to take additional measurements. And the only way you can measure the charge of LiPoly batteries is to do a controlled high-drain discharge for a short duration (a second or less), and measure the voltage drop of that event.

    The system does this every so often, as well as watching the regular voltage drops, but many battery apps will induce more frequent charge measurement cycles.

    So I just use the standard system gage and have stopped looking too closely, and stopped trying to micro-manage it. Its so much easier to let the machine take care of itself.
    09-07-2012 12:52 AM
  12. live4nyy's Avatar
    I use "Power Toggles", it's free with no ads and if you use the notification bar widget it gives you the option to display the battery level. There is even a setting that tells it how often to check the battery level (I have it set for 5 minutes).

    It also has a battery "toggle" that you can put with the rest of the toggles on your homescreen if that's where you want it to be.

    Best part is, it just tells you the battery level which makes it very easy on the battery itself.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...W5sZXNzLnBjIl0.
    09-07-2012 05:54 AM
  13. junglejunkie's Avatar
    I downloaded Battery Widget Reborn. It's pretty nifty.
    Same here. Once I found it on my Nexus 7 I downloaded it to my S3...great little widget.
    09-07-2012 07:14 AM
  14. ss4rob's Avatar
    I use Battery Flattery by Chris Gambrell. Been using it on my phone since the Gingerbread days, it's awesome and it doesn't drain my battery either, heh.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...mbrell.battery
    09-07-2012 07:35 AM
  15. android4life007's Avatar
    Battery HD works great and it has a "Calibration" feature that is supposed maximize battery performance.
    09-07-2012 11:56 AM
  16. icebike's Avatar
    I use "Power Toggles", it's free with no ads and if you use the notification bar widget it gives you the option to display the battery level. There is even a setting that tells it how often to check the battery level (I have it set for 5 minutes).

    Every 5 minutes?
    You did read the post just above yours right?

    Why waste all that power checking how much power you have?



    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2
    09-08-2012 01:14 AM
  17. odd1ne's Avatar
    I brought beautiful widgets for my phone and just use their widget, simple and nice. I have been pleased so far with battery life.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Android Central Forums
    09-08-2012 03:23 AM
  18. anon(890442)'s Avatar
    I use Battery Circle which sits in the notification bar. Apparently it doesn't drain the battery and I haven't noticed any additional battery usage. It also monitors tablet temperature.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    09-08-2012 04:44 AM
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