1. mikeakanice's Avatar
    How do I get an estimated time left on the battery? I see the only thing that it shows is battery percentage. Also, how do I find out how long my battery was off the charge and actually in usage. Like on the Iphone I can see usage and time on battery since last charge? Thanks for the tips.
    06-20-2014 07:40 PM
  2. docangle1's Avatar
    I am having the same issue! My Original Surface Pro showed the amount of time left, but the Surface Pro 3 is only showing percentage. I think Microsoft cheaped out on the IC Controller for the battery that estimates time remaining! Kind of sucks on Microsoft's part, isn't this suppose to be a premium product?
    06-20-2014 07:43 PM
  3. mikeakanice's Avatar
    I am having the same issue! My Original Surface Pro showed the amount of time left, but the Surface Pro 3 is only showing percentage. I think Microsoft cheaped out on the IC Controller for the battery that estimates time remaining! Kind of sucks on Microsoft's part, isn't this suppose to be a premium product?
    Darn. I was hoping it was just because I'm a noob to windows 8. Do you know if there is a way to check on how long the battery was in usage since the last time it charged?
    06-20-2014 07:45 PM
  4. docangle1's Avatar
    Enter this command from the Command Prompt:

    powercfg /batteryreport
    06-20-2014 08:10 PM
  5. mikeakanice's Avatar
    Also noticed that in the power options there is only the "balanced option" and not the power save option. Microsoft is dropping the ball a little here.
    06-20-2014 08:10 PM
  6. mozman68's Avatar
    Aren't there plenty of apps that do that? Or is that just on Windows Phone?
    06-20-2014 08:10 PM
  7. mikeakanice's Avatar
    Aren't there plenty of apps that do that? Or is that just on Windows Phone?
    Seems to be only a windows phone
    06-20-2014 08:44 PM
  8. mikeakanice's Avatar
    Enter this command from the Command Prompt:

    powercfg /batteryreport
    That doesn't really tell me what I'm looking for. I'm looking for something like

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    06-20-2014 09:21 PM
  9. nesl247's Avatar
    This might be a side effect of the connected standby feature. I really do hope they add back the estimate time back though.
    06-20-2014 09:30 PM
  10. jnjroach's Avatar
    This is in fact a by product of a Connected Standby Machine....
    06-20-2014 09:36 PM
  11. mikeakanice's Avatar
    I'm wondering how the reviews are getting the battery life. Are they literally watching the clock?
    06-20-2014 09:43 PM
  12. cdf3's Avatar
    I thought I was the only one having that problem. Would be nice to be able to see the estimated time left like on my Surface Pro 2.


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    06-29-2014 04:50 PM
  13. jedge's Avatar
    Aren't there plenty of apps that do that? Or is that just on Windows Phone?
    Surprisingly no. No one seems to be able to code an App that works directly because of the "Connected Standby" power setting. It's noted down in several of the App notes. I couldn't find any app that simply showed a live tile of the battery and i looked through them all. I did read that you could install some 3rd party software to do it, but it sounded like a step in the wrong direction.
    06-29-2014 06:52 PM
  14. pedenske's Avatar
    That doesn't really tell me what I'm looking for. I'm looking for something like

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    If you open an elevated command prompt and type in "powercfg /batteryreport" it will save an html document somewhere. In my case C:\WINDOWS\system32\batteryrepot.html.
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    (You have to move it out of the system folder to view it.) When you open it you will find very detail info on your battery status. You can also replace /batteryreport with sleepstudy to find info about the sleep habits. Not the most user friendly or easily aceesible but the in formation is great.
    06-29-2014 10:23 PM

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