When Apple removed the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 last year and introduced a Bluetooth enabled pair of wireless headphones called Airpods as a replacement for the traditional wired headphones, not many people were happy with it. This is mainly because a majority of smartphone users, both Android and iOS were still using the wired headphones and they were not ready to adapt to a change this huge, this quick.
However, fast forward a year, and a lot of other smartphones like the Google Pixel 2, Moto Z lineup, HTC and even Xiaomi have now removed the headphone jack. This shows that the world has indeed quickly moved on and a lot of people have moved from the traditional wired headphones to a more convenient wireless alternative.
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But unlike the wired headphones which last forever and does not need to be charged every single or every other day like based on the usage, wireless headphones that are based on Bluetooth technology work only if you charge them frequently. But the downside is most of them do not come with a charging indicator. Which means that you will not be able to tell how much juice is left in them and when should you charge them unless they run out of battery.
This might be hard and annoying not knowing when your headphone will turn off or how much of battery power is still left in them especially when you are planning to use them for a long period of time. So, what if you get the exact level of battery status of your wireless headphone connected to your Android phone, with the help of a simple app. Seems extremely useful, isn’t it? Well, here is how to do it.
How To Get Battery Level of Bluetooth devices connected to Android
First, begin by downloading and installing the BatOn Android app from the Google Play Store.
Once the app is successfully installed on your device, connect your Bluetooth headset or your wireless headphone to your Android phone.
As soon as your Bluetooth device is connected to your phone, just open the BatOn app from your app drawer and you can find the battery level along with the name of the connected devices.
You can also swipe down your notification panel to instantly know the battery levels of all the Bluetooth devices connected to your phone.
However, the default settings on the app are set to refresh at an interval of 3 hours. While this might mean that your battery life will remain unaffected, the accuracy of the battery indication might not be high.
You can change this refresh rate by heading over to the app settings and then tap on auto measure.
From here, you can change the refresh level based on your preference. Selecting the lowest value means that the battery level will be more frequently updated.
If your phones have the support to connect multiple Bluetooth devices at the same time without any interference, then you can use the BatOn app to determine the battery level of all these devices accurately.
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That’s it you have successfully setup the BatOn app to accurately know the battery level of the Bluetooth devices connected to your Android phone.
Note : While the app is expected to work on almost any Android device running Android 4.4.4 KitKat or higher, it is recommended to try it on a device that has support to latest Bluetooth 4.0 for higher accuracy in the battery indication levels.
From now on you don’t have to constantly worry about when your Bluetooth headset or wireless headphone will power off or how long till you have to charge them again. With the world rapidly shifting towards wireless technologies, it won’t be long before every major external device turns out wireless.
What do you think about this app? Does it accurately show the battery level of your connected Bluetooth devices on your Android phone? Let us know in the comments below!