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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-27-2008
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Battery display as a number

According to Doc ID : KB02142, you can display the battery indicator as a number. I can't find any answer to how that is actually done though. Displaying dBm is the only thing I can do following the article. Since the BB shows battery percentage in status I presume there's a way?!?
Guru II
Posts: 22,043
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS; PlayBook w/OS
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Battery display as a number

I am unaware of a keyboard code for changing the battery indicator.  This is set by the theme.  Most themes will show it as a bar graph but it's possible when writing the theme to show it as a number.  You can get the percentage by looking in Options >Status.

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-29-2010
My Device: pearl 8100
My Carrier: 359675014303487

Re: Battery display as a number

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my name is david XXXXXXX greetings from Ecuador my mobile number is XXXXXXXX buy a BlackBerry 8100 I drive almost 2 years. I now have the problem that the battery lasts 3 hours, all power, buy another battery thinking it could be like that but is discharged at 3 pm, and if I put a charged battery of another cell, appears to turn on battery, is a problem is not to be due, at 3 o'clock phone works perfectly enters calls, send messages.
ask know any solution because nobody here in Ecuador provides solutions to this problem, change requests movistar team change blackberry, I do not think is the solution because it cost me dearly for the phone.
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Re: Battery display as a number

orig battery give 3 hours service

new battery gives same 3 hours service

someone elses charged battery works fine, more than 3 hours? how much longer? 12 or more hours?


if 12 or more hours then your charging circut on your device might be faulty.


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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-30-2012
My Device: Curve 8520
My Carrier: XL Indonesia

Re: Battery display as a number

i am the opposite ....

when i just buy my bb, it shows numbered percentage of battery

after update, the indicator battery changed into bar

i would like to switch it back to percentage, but i didn't find the configuration

btw my theme is default, precision zen


please help


thank you