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    Are there any apps to give an accurate battery meter reading?

    With all the battery issues reported with iPhone 3G I would really like an accurate battery meter to which I can refer, whether it's bundled within a greater app or stand alone.

    Does anyone know if there anything like this yet? Thank you in advance.

    GSY

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    i have a jailbroken phone and i have my battery meter in numeric form. 100 being fully charged and it slowly goes down during the day.

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    Thanks for the reply but I'm not jailbroken and was wondering

    if anything like you descibed is available in Apple's App Store.

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    nothing in the app store
    Current arsenal: iPhone 5S 16GB / 13" Retina Macbook Pro 2.5ghz 8GB ram / iPad 2 WIFI 16GB / Apple TV 2 / Slingbox Solo / Acer Aspire Z5610 touchscreen all-in-one / Acer Aspire netbook

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    you need to jailbreak and install boss tools. It has a numeric batery enabler

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    ok. Thanks.

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    someone should make an app that gives a numerical number because not everyone wants to JB there phone

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    Sure, then again a lot of folks would like to cut and paste, landscape text, etc.

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    Numeric battery meters are NOT more accurate. We went through this same foolishness on the early iPods.

    They only give the appearance of accuracy. The system takes a =guess= at battery capacity and remaining charge and current draw, depending on how the phone is being used, and draws that little bar based on the numeric result. You can display that number instead of the bar, but even if it was calculated out to 20 decimal places, all it would be doing is showing the result of all that guessing and estimating.

    The battery bars on most small consumer electronic devices are there to remind you it's time to recharge and that's all. Even on larger devices, like laptops, the degree of accuracy is only slightly better. There's no practical way around this.

    -dan

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    Don't disagree but anything would be better than the miniscule green 'bar' there now.

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    Why?

    Not trying to pick a fight but am genuinely curious what info you think the number would give you that the bar doesn't. Would a "50" mean that you have precisely half the number of hours left that you did when the battery was fully charged? No. Does half the bar showing mean that? No.

    Both mean the same thing: under present use conditions, there's about half of the charge left which will last an unknown number of minutes or hours.

    I understand why you want better info, but fear that it is not a realistic expectation with current technology.

    -dan

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    NP. I'd just settle for a larger bar. :-)

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    I would also really appreciate some type of numeric meter. HP, I understand your point regarding the accuracy, but as the battery level dips below half charged, I would personally prefer a % guesstimate over the current visual option. If the % guesstimate is within 5-7% of the actual battery strength, that would work better for me than the eyeballing it method.

    My ultimate preference would be an accurate numeric battery meter app and an app that measures battery performance so I can have a more precise understanding of how much energy specific apps, 3G, GPS services, and so on are zapping. I understand that certain functions must be disabled at times to conserve the battery (which is a shame) and I keep a charger in the car, at home and at work, but considering the poor battery performance of the 3G phone, battery apps would be very useful.

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    Appleites will probably say 'it's not the Apple way' to do this. I suspect they don't want to display a numeric 'gas guage' especially with a non-removeable battery.

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