[How To] Get Battery Status on Lockscreen in Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone have come a long way, and the latest addition to Windows’ mobile OS is Windows 8. Thought some have the opinion that Windows lacks the customization ability, contrary to this belief Windows Phone 8 can be customized if one knows the trick to use the correct apps. A simple visual info that windows 8 lacks is the current battery percentage on the lockscreen as well as on the main screen.

Lockscreen battery status

Windows 8 does show the battery status in for of an icon but sometimes one requires an exact battery percentage of the remaining battery of the device to estimate how long will the device go till it requires another charge. For such purposes there is a simple trick that can be used to display the battery percentage on the lockscreen as well as a Live tile. This gives you a major advantage as the live tile keeps getting updated as per the current battery status. It gives you a visual representation of the current battery status as well as the estimate time to discharge.┬áThe app that is used is called as “Battery Widget” and is available free of cost on Windows Store.

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