1. Malchore's Avatar
    Does anybody know of an app or widget that will display the percentage of battery remaining, and display it in the very very top notification status bar next to the battery indicator? I'd really like to get rid of my Battery Solo Widget that I'm currently using. The widget itself is fine, but I'd like to use that 1x1 screen slot for another widget, and get rid of Battery Solo Widget.

    Any app that will show percentage of battery in top notification bar?-screenshot_2013-09-23-15-21-35.png

    In the picture, I inserted a little red arrow pointing at the battery indicator icon. I've seen other phones from other manufacturers that display a numeric percentage next to it. Anyone find anything like that for the Moto RAZR HD line?
    09-23-2013 04:38 PM
  2. swany1970's Avatar
    In the notification bar yes. But I don't know of one that will be in that location unless you're rooted. HD widgets have that option in the settings. Also you can take a look at GSam battery monitor. There's an option in that as well.

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    09-23-2013 04:44 PM
  3. Ichi_Bear's Avatar
    Swany1970 is right about HD Widgets. It shows the percentage in the top left hand side of the notification bar. Is there no option in the display settings that gives you the same option. I have it on my Samsung Galaxy S3. Maybe it depends on the version of Android running........

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    09-23-2013 04:50 PM
  4. Malchore's Avatar
    Ichi - I don't think it's the Android version. (I'm on Android 4.1.2 if it matters, 9.18.79.XT926 Verizon for the specific carrier version) I don't think I've ever seen it on any Motorola device before. So I think it's a manufacturer thing. All the Samsungs I've seen have it. And all the iPhones I've seen have it. And I don't have any options in my display settings for it. (In fact, I have very few options in my display settings.)

    Ok I'll look into HD Widgets. thanks.
    09-23-2013 05:15 PM
  5. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Ichi - I don't think it's the Android version. (I'm on Android 4.1.2 if it matters, 9.18.79.XT926 Verizon for the specific carrier version) I don't think I've ever seen it on any Motorola device before. So I think it's a manufacturer thing. All the Samsungs I've seen have it. And all the iPhones I've seen have it. And I don't have any options in my display settings for it. (In fact, I have very few options in my display settings.)

    Ok I'll look into HD Widgets. thanks.
    Motorola doesn't support it. Samsung does support it. I use GSAM Battery Indicator and it does have an option to overlay the standard icon but it overlaps the clock. I use it in the top left corner.

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    09-23-2013 06:50 PM
  6. blg923's Avatar
    Kind of ridiculous that at this stage they haven't allowed us the option of the % beside the battery from stock. Maybe Apple has some sort of rights to it?

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    09-23-2013 10:54 PM
  7. Ichi_Bear's Avatar
    Hmmmm...... Yeah. You're right. Probably just a TouchWiz thing. It should be a stock Android feature though.

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    09-24-2013 11:02 AM
  8. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    Hmmmm...... Yeah. You're right. Probably just a TouchWiz thing. It should be a stock Android feature though.

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    I've actually heard others say it is a stock Android feature but Motorola removes it. Don't hold me to that though. Anyone with a Nexus that can confirm or deny this?

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    09-24-2013 01:53 PM
  9. Ichi_Bear's Avatar
    That just doesn't make any sense! :-/

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    09-24-2013 06:04 PM
  10. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    That just doesn't make any sense! :-/

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    Tell me about it but I heard it about a year ago on this forum.

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    09-24-2013 06:18 PM
  11. JJ Jones's Avatar
    As mentioned, GSam battery will put it in the notification panel. Notification Toggles has the option as well and adds useful tools to the notification shade.

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    09-24-2013 10:47 PM
  12. blg923's Avatar
    It isn't a stock OS feature as I have a Nexus 7.

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    09-24-2013 10:49 PM
  13. Snareman's Avatar
    This super annoys me too. It was one of the things I liked better about the G2 (small of a thing as it is). The phone can obviously calculate it so why don't they enable it???? Even though I'm sure 3rd party battery apps don't take up that much memory, CPU power, it would have to be more efficient for the phone to just natively display it. I use Battery Notifier Pro and like it because it puts nice large numbers up there.
    09-28-2013 09:57 PM
  14. Snareman's Avatar
    Here is what it looks like.

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    09-28-2013 09:59 PM
  15. TofuTwit's Avatar
    My Nexus4 does NOT have this as a factory option. I am using Battery Widget Reborn for my status bar percentage.
    09-28-2013 10:10 PM
  16. Malchore's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for you suggestions. I downloaded GSam and like it a lot. I used one of the battery notifications in the upper left of the status bar, but it was tiny. I finally got rid of it. I can easily pull down the notification bar from the lock screen and take a peek at the percentage. Works well for me.

    But I may have to take a closer look at HD Widgets. I noticed they have a power control bar in the notification pull-down. I can get rid of that power bar across the top of my home screen and have more room for widgets!
    10-03-2013 11:12 PM

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