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Energy Bar for Android Shows Your Battery Status in a Neat Way, No Root Required

Energy Bar

If you have ever ran a custom ROM on your Android device, then you may have seen a nifty little feature that would allow you to place a battery bar along the top of your device’s display. The bar’s color could change depending on how much charge you had left, and it was just a nice little aesthetic change you could perform to switch up the look of your device. Well, that same bar is now available for all users without root on Google Play, and it is called Energy Bar

Energy Bar features a quaint little menu to help you change up the bar’s settings – it includes changes to the bar’s size, color, origin (left, right, or center), and the bar’s behavior.

Our favorite feature is that you can have a multi-colored bar, which will allow the bar to change its color depending on how much battery you have left. For example, if your battery is full, you can have it set to green. Once it starts getting lower, it can change from green to orange, to yellow, and then to red when it gets really low.

The app is completely free through Google Play, so go check it out.

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  • Dominick_7

    Anyone know of a battery app (without root) that replaces the stock one and puts the percentage inside the battery icon to save space on top, making it less cluttered?

  • chris_johns

    ive always been curious the effect these apps have on battery life…i mean is this app more of a negative or a positive

  • JoeTi

    Coming from a GNex to a Droid Maxx, I have absolutely no interest for battery life percentage apps. Before the Maxx, I would have been all over this.

  • jim

    I prefer the stock digital myself

  • Guest

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    • jim

      Relax , who really cares

    • jimbob

      For the love of all that is holy, please quit being such a douche bag grammar Nazi. If you can’t, please stop coming to this site. The writers on this site get far more exposure than you’ll ever get, proper grammar or not.

    • chris_johns

      go read elsewhere guy if its such a problem…im sure you wont be gravely missed

  • http://ubuntu-su.blogspot.com/ Kleverson Royther

    Well, Tem Battery Bar and ChargeBar have been here for years… What makes this one any different?

  • Michael Suriel

    Wallpaper?

  • clobberedchina

    That’s nice. I like it. Thanks, Droid Life!

  • brkshr

    Note to Droid Life: Don’t EVER post an article about an app that functions similarly to previously published apps!

    /s

  • Philip J. Fry

    Reminds me of the MIUI days….

  • mybatterylasts

    DROID MAXX B!tches!!! :)

  • Droid Ronin

    Nice, but personally, I’m a bigger fan of battery percentage in the status bar.

    • EvanTheGamer

      Agreed, but it’s still nice to have variety.

    • Stanger

      why not both?

    • chris_johns

      this though can show on any screen within any app…thats why i liked the battery bar….at least the one in roms did

      • clobberedchina

        It shows when you are watching Netflix or YouTube. Might be awfully convenient at times.

  • sc0rch3d

    wish i could add some data like this to the Active Display app

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    • Sirx

      If ONLY Active Display would show remaining battery life in the same non-intrusive way. About half of the reason I still turn on my phone screen :-(

      (Also, coughcough basic system toggles like wifi and ringer mode, etc. cough)…

      • Chewy789

        It would be like if you don’t see Active Display, then it’s telling you that your phone is dead.

  • Shane Withers

    Hmmm is there a way to then disable the battery icon completely in android 4.4 and simply rely on this app?

    • Tyler

      Not without root, I would assume if with mods you can make it a percent that you could get rid of it.

      • Shane Withers

        Well root aside guessing from the articles that it’s modifying the system apk’s. Shame that it isn’t built into the app but to enable them root must be granted. Oh well back to my standard layout.

    • Executor

      I can’t speak for other ROMs, but CyanogenMod allows you to hide it, under Settings->Interface->Status bar->Battery status style.

  • m

    Or use Team Battery Bar which has been out for years…

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pvy.batterybar

    • Sinistar83

      I was using that for a while but when I upgraded my Gnex to 4.4.2 ROM, the bar would disappear after a few moment, and I had to keep restarting the service. Not sure if it wasn’t compatible with Kitkat?

      • CasperTFG

        So what ROM did you go with? You happy with it? My GNex has been fine on 4.2.2 with Xposed and GravityBox but, I think it’s time for some OS love.

        • Sinistar83

          Ended up going with Shiny ROM, its pretty good so far, but some incompatibilities with apps I have installed like Team Battery Bar or Motor World Car Factory are annoying.
          I decided to try out this Energy Bar since they posted about it and seems to be good so far.. hasn’t shut down yet like Team Battery bar since I changed ROMs. :)

  • Chris

    I’ll give it a shot, but I’m really liking my Battery Widget Reborn.

  • Golh

    New way? Miui had this since a long time, and the app Battery Bar does this since a long time too.

  • Eric R.

    ChargeBar has been out for years.
    It’s made by MiUI and doesnt require root.
    I remember using it on my Droid 2

    • Tim Menke

      I used that for awhile until they added an update that tried installing adware and had ridiculous permissions. Switched to TEAM battery bar and couldn’t be happier.

  • Alex Coldstone Simon

    Been using this for a couple weeks now. Adds that little extra thing on my phone to set it apart from the others… Its great.