BatteryBot Battery Indicator

4.4
59K reviews
5M+
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Everyone
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About this app

BatteryBot Battery Indicator is the original battery indicator app for Android™, released in 2009 as simply "Battery Indicator." Both the free and the Pro versions have maintained a 4.5+ star rating in Google Play from the beginning. It offers two modes: the original status bar indicator and now also a desktop widget. You can use either or both, as you please.

BatteryBot monitors and shows your battery charge level (percent) as an icon in your status bar, with how much time you have left, temperature, health, voltage, and time since plugged / unplugged in the notification area. It now also has a 1x1 app widget. The Pro version also has user-configurable alarms, logs, mA current information, and a large (4x1) widget.

Give it a try -- it's free and open source! BatteryBot Battery Indicator requires NO special permissions whatsoever. It's an excellent and complete solution to your battery needs.

Features:

• No ads (why would you want a battery app with ads?)
• Exact battery level in the task bar
• Or hide the task bar icon, keeping notification in tray — or turn notification off completely and just use widgets
• Multiple icon set options
• Automatic time-remaining estimates based on recent usage
• Small (1x1) circle desktop widget
• Notification (with status bar icon) is now optional -- can be used as just a desktop widget
• Very lightweight (please email me if you think otherwise, and I'll help you figure out what's wrong — I promise this app will not drain your battery!)
• Shows 1% increments even on most Motorola devices
• Well-tested and supported on all major versions of Android (2.1 through 7.0; Eclair through Nougat) and form factors (small phones, medium phones, large phones, 7-inch tablets, 10-inch tablets).
• Open source

For those who want more than is offered in the free version, or for those who just like to support small, independent developers like me, the Pro version remains lightweight while packing in many useful features:

Pro-only Features:

• Alarms (fully charged, charge above X, charge below X, temperature above X, or health failure)
• (On devices that allow it) Icon colors (including fully configurable green, amber, red, and black icons)
• (On most devices) Electric current (mA / milliamp /milliampere) reading to/from battery on supported devices
• Large (4x1) desktop widgets
• Battery logging. You can log the battery state (charge, status, voltage, temperature) and browse the logs on the phone or export to CSV.
• Control the notification priority on Android 4.1+ (For example, you can set to "minimum" to hide the icon but keep the notification in the tray.)
• Lots of configurability of behavior and appearance.
• The charging indicator (the bolt under the number that indicates when the device is being charged) for the sets that have it is optional in the Pro version.

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Follow the Google Plus group for announcements and occasional polls about the app:

https://www.google.com/+BatterybotInfoAndroid

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Requires no special app permissions!

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Please email me if you have any questions or comments.

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Here's the BatteryBot business model / philosophy:

1) Ads are annoying. For some apps, ads might make sense, but a system utility should not have ads.

2) The free version should be simple but useful; it shouldn't feel crippled.

3) Some people choose to purchase the Pro version because they want extra features, some because they want more customization, and many because they just want to say "thanks" for the free version and support small, independent developers like me.
Updated on
Dec 1, 2021

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4.4
59K reviews
Wesley Hulett
January 1, 2022
Been using the app for over 10 years and I love how basic it is. It does exactly what it needs to do. My latest phone does have one problem that I don't know is caused by the app or device itself. The main notification will go away constantly when the phone is locked and off. Reopening the app brings it back. Sometimes it even goes away while the phone is on and in use. Please tell me either how to fix this issue or possibly make an update to fix for everyone. Galaxy a10e
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A Google user
September 18, 2018
Please allow the option to disable the battery meter at the top of the screen because some phones already have this option. And it is redundant to have this notification twice. Also, the older version allowed you the option to disable this feature. Please bring it back. You can turn off the main notification Channel but then you not only turn off the battery indicator in the notification bar, but you no longer get information in the notification panel about battery temp and remaining power.
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Darshan Computing, LLC
September 17, 2018
It's still there, it just works differently due to changes in Android. You just need to turn off or minimize the main notification channel. You can do that through the system settings, or you can go through BatteryBot settings to take you there.
M Kl
December 11, 2021
Prior to version 12.0.0 the battery circle was dark with white text... now it's reversed, and there's no way to change bit back... distressing, like something Microsoft would do. Give us a way to make it esthetically pleasing so it matches home pages. Glad it's free and functional. No ads, doesn't hog the battery.
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What's new

• Modified layout and sizing of elements on main screen: more flexible and better supports modern tall screens.
• Updated build tools, support libraries.
• Target/compile for API level 30.
• Various clean up, reduction of APK file size.