Battery monitoring app

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by cc2096, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. cc2096 macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know if there is a battery monitoring app for the iPhone? Prefer a free app but would interested in any battery monitoring apps.
     
  2. Zincous macrumors 6502

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  3. cc2096 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!:D
     
  4. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    AFAIK Apple made them remove that feature on their 1.5 update which up till now is not out yet.
     
  5. Zincous macrumors 6502

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    Where did you hear that?
     
  6. return7 macrumors 6502

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    description on app store says it at the bottom..
     
  7. Zincous macrumors 6502

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  8. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    I posted this after getting the email from the Free Memory dev team:

    Hi,

    Yes, the battery level will be removed in version 1.5. However, version 1.5 will contain a Game Mode that will allow freeing more than 35 MB of memory and the crashing/hanging/resetting problem when memory was less than 4 MB will be fixed. If Apple allows us to show the battery level, we'll add it back in.

    Thanks.

    RecessionApps Support.


    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=7042820&postcount=25
     
  9. taran420 macrumors 6502a

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    soo basiclly buy it now and not update to 1.5

    thanks for the heads up i was holding off to buying this, but im purchasing this as i type.

    Thanks again:)
     
  10. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

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    Hey Taran420!

    Might be wise to backup the actual app file on your Mac or PC. I know one day I'll hit 'Update All' and lose the old version!
     
  11. taran420 macrumors 6502a

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    yes great idea, but how would i do that...going to check out the root directories to see if any files are there, using a PC

    thanks for the advice
     
  12. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

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    Look for .ipa file(s) in your iTunes directory. (I use a Mac for apps, Windows for Contacts/Calendar syncing)
     
  13. taran420 macrumors 6502a

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    got it, thanks
     
  14. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    No problem. It's the main reason I have Free Memory.

    Having the numeric percentage of battery charge is preferable to the green icon in the upper corner. I do use it to free memory when it's below 20%, but I mainly want to see the percentage of charge when I open the app.
     
  15. cc2096 thread starter macrumors regular

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    that was the main reason I purchased the app so I will not be updating until they can put it back in.
     
  16. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    Can anyone think of a reason why Apple doesn't want the ability to see the battery level in an app?
     
  17. Bloake macrumors 6502

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    How do you exactly back it up and if you do ever accidentally update it, how do you put the old version back?
     
  18. MacToddB macrumors 6502a

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    Look for the .ipa file somewhere in your iTunes directory, and copy it to a Flash drive or somewhere else. Reverse the process to restore it.
     
  19. Zincous macrumors 6502

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    That isn't there any more. They changed it and took it out, so I guess 1.5 will have the battery level indicator still?
     
  20. Jomskylark macrumors regular

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    "Lantern with Battery level" by Recession Apps does this.
     
  21. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    What's with the makers of Free Memory putting out a new app that does the same thing as Free Mem but giving it a different name?

    I'm not going to name the app b/c I think it's a rip to charge for a whole new app when it's just an upgrade of Free Mem 1.4. Their description of this new app has the name and then (Free Memory 1.5) in parentheses as I've just written. In case you're wondering, it still has the battery level, running processes, charging (or not) and what memory is being used.

    I just feel ripped because it's simply an upgrade of Free Memory 1.4, only with a different name (Free Memory 1.5). What a rip. I'll stay with 1.4 anyway. The upgrade isn't that significant IMO.
     
  22. Howard Brazee macrumors 6502

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    What I want is something that will tell my grandson to stop playing games, and give me back my iPhone before the battery runs down.

    It needs to interrupt him.

    Any recommendations?
     

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