iOS Better Low Battery Concept

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by johnhw, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. johnhw macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    We all know Low Battery warnings suck, interrupt what you are doing with an awful popup. Like this:


    I made a concept of what for me is a way to go.


    (Ignore the 82% above)

    While playing a game:


    Oh well, I just wish Apple would implement this.
  2. stevey6404 macrumors member

    Oct 7, 2010
    Beautiful concept and maybe you can include the way to dismiss it? Press anywhere outside that notification box would be an excellent idea.
  3. Greg. macrumors 6502


    Sep 12, 2010
    London, UK
    Or just a standard banner notification would do the job nicely.
  4. Abazigal macrumors G4


    Jul 18, 2011
    Isn't that the whole idea - to get the user to sit up and take notice that his phone is indeed running out of juice. Of course it should be disruptive and rude.

    It is like complaining that car horns are too loud. They have to be, else the very pedestrians they were intended to warn wouldn't be alerted and move to safety!
  5. johnhw thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
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    Well, someone suggested that it will not go away unless you tap the area outside the message. Though I would like to add some notification sounds to even remind the use that he/she is low on battery. This is less obstrusive but will remind you much better than a banner. I could add that it could be possible that whatever you are doing will not be interrupted.
  6. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    I have two problems with the current system:

    1. When I dimiss the warning it comes back in a few minutes. I don't want it to come back until 10% and 5%.

    2. When I finally give in, and plug it in to recharge, the battery graphic shows that I am really at 40-50%.
  7. Kyotoma, Jan 31, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2012

    Kyotoma macrumors 68000


    Nov 11, 2010
    Carnegie and Ontario
    Your #1 can be fixed with a Full restore. No backup.

    Your #2 can be fixed by properly calibrating your battery at least once a month.

    I will add that the OP's idea is particularly interesting. Brilliant concept but I also like relying on the invasive nature of the current setup.
  8. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    I really like this idea.

    It's annoying when you're playing a game like Angry Birds, lining up a shot and suddenly you get a pop up warning you about the battery.

    The OP's design is very good.
  9. Lukkee24 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2011
    I quite like your idea and think it could actually be implemented, provided it still attracts attention as it is intended to.
  10. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005
    Thank you.
  11. hushypushy macrumors member


    Oct 22, 2011
    San Jose, CA
    I have the same issue...I've had it remind me of "20% battery life" several times in the same day! It's like the battery is fluctuating up and down and it always has to remind me when it passes 20%.

    I doubt a full restore would do anything...this has happened on my brand new iPod touch 4G ever since I got it a month ago. I think it's just a flaw in the way iOS reports remaining battery life.
  12. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    I guess I'm going to be there odd one out. But I don't want any notification. I can see the percentage. Maybe I'm OCD but at anytime I can pull my phone out of my pocket and guess +/- 5% accuracy.
  13. johnhw thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    You could probably go back to the old "Alert" version like the new Notifications.
  14. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess


    Oct 20, 2011
    Austin, TX
    Either this or a standard new notification.
  15. yeah macrumors 6502a


    Jul 12, 2011
    Include a ringtone to play when battery is less then 20% in Settings>Sounds?

    Just my "two-cents" :)
  16. Mochi Hana macrumors 6502a

    Mochi Hana

    Jul 30, 2010
    Actually I'm the same way. The battery meter gets red when it's low. That's enough for me.
  17. kudukudu macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
    I absolutely hate the 20 percent warning as well. I would love a very simple fix: In settings just create a toggle called "low battery warning ON/OFF" and we are done.
  18. johnhw thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    The problem with that if you do stuff with the status bar out (like playing games) you will be NEVER notified about low battery and it goes on until your battery dies and most likely you're gonna lose your progress.

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