QuickONF Battery
Frequently Asked Questions

How do I install the widgets?

There are two ways, depending on your Android™ version.

  • In Android™ versions before 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), simply do a long-click on your home screen, select Widgets, then look for the QB entries.
  • In Android™ versions 4.0 and beyond, open your app drawer (normally the bottom-central icon at the home screen), select the Widgets tab then look for the QB entries.

Why is QuickONF Battery more accurate than other Apps?

Because it continually analyses the battery behaviour, keeping and crunching the data for later predictions. The next animated graph shows this process very simplified, but also very understandable:

Other apps just analyse the last battery level change, ignoring that a single measure can be so out-of-bounds that is totally useless.

Why do the widgets say things like `waiting´ or `need2run´?

The QuickONF Battery accuracy has its price: the embedded analysis algorithms need some learning time before running at full performance. This is the list of messages and their meanings.

Does this app drain my battery?

ALL apps drain battery, in less or more quantity. But the QuickONF Battery is highly optimized and the graphics update (the most consuming process in this app) is only done when needed, and only for the widgets that really need it. The heavy calculations are also done only when plugged. The answer, then, is: Yes, but in a very little amount.

Why do these widgets sometimes stall?

Battery sensors can be stopped by the system at any time, and nothing can avoid this. They are also very prone to be deactivated by Task Killers (and they are generally not recommended).

Anyway, QuickONF Battery knows how to restart itself after a while. However, if you are in a hurry, open the app or click on any clickable QuickONF Battery widget to restart the battery monitoring at once.

How accurate is the error handling?

All they can be: the algorithms are designed to show faithful calculations with no beautification of any kind. This is so true that even when calculated error is less than a minute, the app assumes an effective error of 1 minute because that’s the mean time between screen updates.

However, accuracy is attached to user habits. If you use a different charger every time, these clocks will not work at their best. If you are a methodical person, the accuracy will be great.

Why cannot I install this app on the SD card?

Android™ can only install widgets in its internal memory. That is an unavoidable system requirement.

Why does this app need to run a background service?

It’s the most effective way to do the things when you are using widgets, because they have a latency time that, in slow devices, can cause performance problems. But, do not worry: if you do not hit the keys, the service will keep running with (almost) 0% CPU cost.

More questions?

Perhaps they are already answered in the Documentation. If not, ask them below.

2 comments on “FAQ
  1. Mario says:

    Hi !
    How long the app need to show the battery times ? It runs now for three days and i still have the waiting on the widgets. Is it possible to change the colour of the widgets? kind regards

  2. avm says:

    It’s not a matter of time, but of charge/depletion. Normally one or two cycles are enough.

    Colour can’t be changed, because it shows the charge state: blue for plugged, greenish for full, reddish for empty.

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