Universal App for monitoring Battery Levels of ALL iOS devices

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  1. Beards macrumors 6502a

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    I know iOS will monitor devices connected to a particular device; as in iPhone and Apple Watch but what I am looking for is an app that will monitor the battery levels of all devices connected to the same wifi network or icloud account.

    Android and Windows have one such app named 'Potential' which is supposedly coming to iOS at a later date. However, I cannot find any such app for iOS. Any takers?
     
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    I don't think there is anything for iOS (I have tried looking as well), but if you have a Mac, you can use iBetterCharge. https://softorino.com/ibettercharge

    The App is free, and I use it to monitor the battery level of all my iOS devices (from my iMac)
     
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    What a great concept/app that Paranoid Gems build there called Potential it seems however that their Android app hasn't been updated since 2015 and they promised an update there in January 2017 but that didn't happen. Let alone an iOS launch. Their website also doesn't exist anymore. I also don't know of anything else on iOS that has this. This would be a nice feature to have build into iOS otherwise we need to wait on third party developers such as x to create such an app.
     
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    Yes, it does seem odd that no one has took to either developing or adding the feature to check 'all' iOS/Mac OS devices. Maybe it has something to do with security, although I doubt that could be an issue.

    I have now installed the Mac app iBetterCharge that member InAustralia recommended. It does work nicely where I have it showing on my MacBook Pro's menu bar.
    It's not the same though as simply picking up your iphone and checking on the family's devices. I like to always be 'one step ahead' of my family members before it becomes a commotion that they forgot to charge their devices.
     
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    Hmm... will look up the Mac thing,but as most battery problems occur when I'm away from home,I would prefer something that could read battery data from all my iOS devices within Bluetooth range.
     
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    Tried this App but find it next to useless.
    Installed on two iPads (Air 2 & Pro 12.9”), an iPhone 7 Plus and a 6 Plus.
    Loaded the App on each device and initial check shows all devices ~ so far so good.
    However, go back to the App an hour later to see if one of the other devices has finished being charged and the App reports ‘NONE’ of the Apps with up to date info. All say “1 hour ago”.
    In other words despite leaving the App installed and loaded it can not see any of the other devices.
    Even worse ~ when I then turned on one of the devices the App STILL refused to update the App info.
    The only way to get the App to show the correct battery level of all the devices is to have all switched on and all with the App loaded and showing as if you are constantly using.
    However, the second one of your devices times out and the screen goes off the App no longer updates!!

    All a bit pointless.
     
  11. RecentlyConverted macrumors regular

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    Beards, which app are you using? Both Battery Status and Charged? work for me. I have just been testing both to check (latest iOS beta). With these apps I did find all devices need to be re-booted after installing the app to get the app working well.
     
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    Yes sorry, I have no idea why my reply quoted someone else. Didn’t notice it until you queried my reply.
    So yes, I was referring to the App you kindly mentioned, Charge?.
    I’m on the latest iOS on all devices. Just tried rebooting all machines so will see if that makes any difference thanks. :)

    EDITED: Rebooting did nothing. None of the devices have had their battery levels updated.
     
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    I kept them running all day and they updated OK. The only one that wasn't accurate was the Watch version of Battery Status.
     
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    Thanks... I’ll keep the App running on all devices for the next 24hrs and see if things change. :)
     
  15. ganja24 macrumors 6502

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    I had been using iBettercharge but on latest MacOS the notifications are broken. It needs to be updated. I a really like Charged? but the app doesn't updated battery in real time and I think it has to run in the background.
     
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  17. ganja24 macrumors 6502

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    If it’s not real-Time battery monitor over wifi network then its a waste. From testing on Mac, iBetterCharge and Coconut Battery are better at monitoring idevice batteries in real-time without needing any apps running in background.
     
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    This is the iOS apps section. This app is great to view your other iOS devices batteries in another iOS device. The fact that there is a Mac version is a bonus. It’s horses for courses.
     

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