WPCentral Tip: Check the battery percentage on the Samsung Focus

Although the little battery meter on all Windows Phone 7 devices gives you a rough idea of remaining juice, if it's one thing Windows Mobile users of past want it's 1% battery readings (we're a finicky bunch, aren't we?)

Luckily on the Samsung Focus there is a way to find out the exact battery level. While not the easiest method, it's far from hard either. As I demonstrate in the video above, you can simply enter the diagnostic menu (Dialer --> ##634# and select “Call“) then enter in *#2*# to reveal the battery level.  The next time you want to check, just run the "Diagnosis" program in your program menu list and dial in *#2*# for easier reference.

Check out the video to see it in action.

Source: MobilityMinded

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

1 Comment
  • Anyone know if there is a public API to get to this information? Seems a huge mistake not to expose this somewhere. There should be apps to do this shortly if the API is public.