1. stripeyfox's Avatar
    Hi all. My name is Alex and I'm in the UK.
    Six months ago when my contract came up for renewal I was *this* close to getting a Windows phone but ultimately decided for a Samsung Galaxy SIII, as I had been on Android for some time. Last week I accidentally dropped said phone down the toilet and it was terminal. To cut a long story short, I now have a Lumia 625 and so far am loving it. The abcense of a SkyGo app is probably the biggest bane for me (especiallly with the Ashes coming up) but I can live without it.

    One thing which is perplexing me is which battery monitor to use. I have tried a couple with the main aim of having a live tile with the battery percentage on the home screen. But each one I have tried so far displays the percentage but does not update it. For example, it will say 80% on the tile, but when you click into it, the battery will have depleted a bit - depending on how long it has been. Is there a way of it displaying "live" information? Which app do you recommend?
    11-12-2013 05:51 AM
  2. hacer619's Avatar
    live tiles will update every 30 mins, In WP8.1 you'll be able to show the battery % live. I use Battery Pro+.
    rdubmu likes this.
    11-12-2013 06:09 AM
  3. Chris Sandiford's Avatar
    Hi Alex

    Welcome to the community.. and the future.

    I use Battery Pro+ and it works for me - updates in real time

    And good news on the Sky Go - for me as well

    Sky Go for Windows Phone on way

    This is a major boost for the platform - we need more big corporate apps.
    rdubmu likes this.
    11-12-2013 06:10 AM
  4. Eric J F's Avatar
    I like Battery Sense. I haven't used others so I can't compare, but the main thing I like about it is the 'Dynamic Tile' option. The tile changes color depending on the battery level. Considering the OS limitations, it keeps accurate track and doesn't seem to use much battery to run.
    11-12-2013 06:18 AM
  5. stripeyfox's Avatar
    Thanks for the quick replies guys; I'll give Battery Pro+ a try.
    SkyGo would be brilliant. In my house, with two kids, it can be difficult to find a tv to sit and watch the football or cricket!

    Been impressed with the phone and Windows so far. Haven't encountered any problems of note and the battery life seems to be a lot better than the S3!

    And thanks Eric - I saw your reply afterwards. I'm not disregarding your suggestion - I'll take a look at that one too
    rdubmu likes this.
    11-12-2013 06:20 AM
  6. Eric J F's Avatar
    I also wanted a look at Battery Pro+ but couldn't find it in the store (US). Who's the developer?
    11-12-2013 06:29 AM
  7. stripeyfox's Avatar
    I also wanted a look at Battery Pro+ but couldn't find it in the store (US). Who's the developer?
    11-12-2013 08:21 AM
  8. Eric J F's Avatar
    Thanks- there were a couple of them with the same name.
    11-12-2013 09:09 AM
  9. DBDev's Avatar
    Welcome to WPCentral and Windows Phone! Glad you like your new device
    11-12-2013 03:15 PM
  10. rdubmu's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums! Battery Plus Pro is one of my favorites but I stopped using it because I get all day battery life out of my Nokia Lumia 920.
    11-12-2013 07:39 PM
  11. ttsoldier's Avatar
    Welcome to the community.
    Glad you're enjoying your device :)
    11-12-2013 07:56 PM
  12. stripeyfox's Avatar
    Well exactly a year later and I'm in my final few hours with this phone. My new Android HTC One M8 is being delivered today so I shall be saying farewell to Windows Phone. It just wasn't for me I guess. I wanted to like it, I really did. In some respects, the phone was good. The camera excellent. Battery life started off great, but has declined recently. I just don't like the interface and nearly all the apps that are available seem to be less functional than their android counterparts. Maybe I was just too heavily invested in Android to make the switch a successful one.
    11-11-2014 06:23 AM
  13. worldspy99's Avatar
    Welcome Alex to Windows Central. I use the Battery app by Alex Semanov and it meets my needs.
    11-11-2014 05:24 PM
  14. Muessig's Avatar
    Hey Alex, you can pin the Battery Saver app itself to the start screen and get live battery status that way. Hope that helps!
    11-30-2014 11:24 AM

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