Battery icon not representing actual charge?

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by aramos87, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. aramos87

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    I just got my Bionic yesterday and let it die then charged it fully before bed.. and I'm noticing that the battery icon in the upper right corner is not representing what it says the charge is at in the battery manager... it shows the battery a bit more than half full on icon but says 50% on battery manager... the same was the case when the icon showed 100% full but was only 90% full in battery manager? Anyone else notice this issue?

    I know with my Droid 3 it was dead on.. full was 100%, 1 tick off that represented 90-80 two ticks off was 70-60 and half was 50-40 and so on and so on... just curious if this is how it is on this phone considering its the same software?

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    I have the same issue. Also the battery meter only shows the charge in increments of 10. Who thought this was a good idea? I downloaded Circle Battery widget which measures in 1% increments and also appears to be more accurate.

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    I'm wondering if I fully charge it then factory reset it w a full battery if that would fix the stats/icon issue.. I'm gonna try it.. I'll post if it works or not.

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    I think the ICON goes by this:

    if your actual charge is say, 45%, the Icon shows 50%

    once it hits say, 38%, the icon changes to 40% remaining
     
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    Yeah thats how it but when my battery is at 50% it shows the 70%-60% battery level icon... even after a factory reset...
     
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    Ah...mine does not do that
     
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    My old one did the same thing I took it back thinking it was just the phone but it looks to be doing it on this one as well...severe software glitch...let me know if that factory reset fixes it

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    let me knw as well please..
     
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    I have the same problem here, and had it on my OG Droid as well. The battery icon in the notification bar overstates the current charge level. In some cases it appears to be off by 20% (of a full charge), so when the icon shows 50% (at least it looks that way to me), the actual charge level is 30%.

    I'll be the first to admit that I'm not sure I'm looking at this right, but I extracted the files from the framework resource file on the phone and it appears that the battery icon is only displayed in 20% increments. The icon for "100%" has a green area that is 30 pixels wide. Here's what I found for all of the battery icons:

    100% --> 30 pixels shaded
    80% --> 24 pixels shaded
    60% --> 19 pixels shaded (should be 18, to be scaled properly)
    40% --> 13 pixels shaded (should be 12, to be scaled properly)
    20% --> 7 pixels shaded (should be 6, to be scaled properly - color is now orange)
    0% --> 1 pixel shaded (but it's the red outline)

    It's sad that they can't give us 5 more icons to improve the precision, or even scale them properly.
     
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    Yeah the factory reset didn't fix it... I got a new one just now and it appears to be the same way... and the display phone in the Verizon store was the same way... it seems its the software and icons they gave use for it... pretty crappy IMO!!

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    I know I'm late on responding but I have the same issue with my Bionic, where the icon is at like 90% and the meter shows 70% or its at 70 and the meter shows 40% its not like its off a little bit its off a lot! Wondering has anyone found any more info on this. I just got the phone Thursday. Also I noticed that with doing very little with it, during the day with being at work the battery when i got home was 80% the FIRST DAY! And the icon and meter matched Since then its dropped down to about 50% by the time I get home. I do charge it every night so it starts off each morning with a fresh 100% charge. Now I am also aware that I have prob about 200+ aps on there so maybe it has something to do with that. I hate the idea of taking it back, but if it must be done so be it. Any imput would be great! Thanks!!!
     
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    Fully charge your battery then restart your Bionic.

    If you are rooted, get Battery Calibrater app.

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