1. strokee's Avatar
    Downloaded Battery Status by Tomasz W...it's horrible. Tile doesn't change info unless you open the app. The info is inconsistent as heck. I charged my phone to full, took it off charger...it immediately says 97% and has been off charger for 3 minutes. WTF?

    It never gives me accurate info and the tile is NOT live. Any suggestions for an alternative?
    12-22-2012 01:30 PM
  2. oscargodson's Avatar
    That's the best. The reason why it doesn't seem live is because MSFT only allows you, as an app dev, to check the battery status every 30 minutes. Not sure why, but that's the problem.
    strokee likes this.
    12-22-2012 01:41 PM
  3. Flagz's Avatar
    "Battery Level for WP8" by Alex Golesh. Never let me down and cost less than a candy bar. Always receiving updates!
    strokee likes this.
    12-22-2012 01:42 PM
  4. Ultimateone's Avatar
    "Battery Level for WP8" by Alex Golesh. Never let me down and cost less than a candy bar. Always receiving updates!
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    12-22-2012 01:45 PM
  5. cruzr96's Avatar
    Battery level by Alex golesh is horrible, but that's due to it draining my battery. I've specifically tested the app on my 920, and it drains my battery like crazy. My experience of course, yours may be different.
    12-22-2012 02:10 PM
  6. dlusted's Avatar
    Battery level by Alex golesh is horrible, but that's due to it draining my battery. I've specifically tested the app on my 920, and it drains my battery like crazy. My experience of course, yours may be different.
    Exactly the reason I got rid....
    At first, the app was ok. But the last update caused massive battery drain.
    12-22-2012 02:32 PM
  7. garrymcd's Avatar
    Had great battery life. Installed battery level and had crap battery life. Uninstalled battery level and went back to great battery life. YMMV.
    12-22-2012 02:44 PM
  8. Harmdizzle's Avatar
    battery status by tomasz w. seems to be working well for me. the only trick is to make sure that the background task for that app is enabled -- that way your live tile will show your batt lvl in real time. for me it doesn't seem to drain the battery much.
    12-22-2012 03:00 PM
  9. Flagz's Avatar
    Battery level by Alex golesh is horrible, but that's due to it draining my battery. I've specifically tested the app on my 920, and it drains my battery like crazy. My experience of course, yours may be different.
    WOW that's insane. What do you use instead (just wondering, mine has no battery drain so I can't relate, I get 15+ hours extreme heavy usage).
    12-22-2012 03:23 PM
  10. beachhoppr's Avatar
    I use Battery Status without issue
    12-22-2012 03:55 PM
  11. Ultimateone's Avatar
    I've never had a problem with Battery Level, pre update or afterwards... strange. Maybe it works better on the 8x than the 920?
    12-22-2012 04:19 PM
  12. TruPlaya187's Avatar
    Did anybody of you tried Battery info? I'm trying to decide which one to use...
    12-22-2012 04:51 PM
  13. cruzr96's Avatar
    WOW that's insane. What do you use instead (just wondering, mine has no battery drain so I can't relate, I get 15+ hours extreme heavy usage).
    I use the settings to be honest lol, I don't find a big need for the battery level tile. I did get a replacement phone though, my old one consistently overheated. Hopefully the Alex golesh app works with this one!
    12-22-2012 04:57 PM
  14. ny_yankees's Avatar
    That's the one I have it, its ok not bad
    12-22-2012 05:49 PM

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