1. d2id's Avatar
    When the android device is powered off (shut down completely) and plugged in you can hit the power button briefly. This shows a battery with a certain part shaded in to presumably indicate how charged it is and I suppose if its charging or not. There are some dots below the battery. What do they show? There are 5 dots that progress from left to right (empty are area to full area), does this indicated that the battery is charging? Does the rate of progression indicate how fast its charging? Do the dots do something else if the battery is discharging? Is there are lighting bolt inside the battery if its charging?

    I have searched and searched and never seen an explanation of this powered off screen, which are slightly different depending on devices (some have charge indicator (i.e., "90% charged") and some just have the dots, some have lightning bolt inside battery some do not). Is there any explanation for how to read this screen?

    something like this:
    10-28-2013 12:01 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! This screen is simply a way for the user to know how charged the battery is when the device is powered off. How it looks really depends on the device, I think. My devices don't have dots under the battery symbol--they typically show a lightning bolt or an animation of the battery filling up to denote charging. With your device, I would guess that the animated 5 dots means it's charging, and that full is represented by a 5 full dots or a solid battery symbol.

    Try taking a picture of the screen and posting it here. Also, tell us what brand and model of device you have.
    10-28-2013 12:12 PM

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