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How to automatically message your contacts before your battery completely runs out

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How to automatically message your contacts before your battery completely runs out

Have you been looking for a hassle-free way to alert your contacts that your battery is about to run out? Your Android phone lets you do that with the Last Message app. Developed by Fat Brain, it's available for free in the Google Play store, so click on the following link and install it. It will work on Android version 2.2 (hello, ye ancient Froyo!) and above.

Done? Here's how to help yourself out with it.

1. Design a message


Open the app and tap the message box in the Last Message section to write an appropriate message. The default message is "The phone is leaving me...", which is pretty entertaining, but a bit over-dramatic. Your phone isn't going anywhere, it just needs some juice!

How to automatically message your contacts before your battery completely runs out
How to automatically message your contacts before your battery completely runs out


2. Choose the recipients


This is the part where you'll realize how powerful Last Message is. The app lets you broadcast your "Help me, my battery's dying!" message to all your phonebook entries, your Gmail contacts, your Facebook friends, and your Twitter followers... all in the same time! You'll just have to connect it to the respective accounts by tapping on the appropriate icons and going through a simple configuration. Then, you'll be presented with a list of entries where you select the contacts you need.

How to automatically message your contacts before your battery completely runs out
How to automatically message your contacts before your battery completely runs out


3. Specify battery level


The third step is specifying the battery level value at which the app will start sending messages. You'll probably want to have it at a minimum of 10%, as sending many messages at once will squeeze some drops from the phone's almost empty tank.

4. Configure start and stop times


Although you're ready to put Last Message in action, it helps to drop by in the Configure menu, where you can specify start and stop times - for example, make the app active only during work hours and workdays. If you are often on the go, these are the times where you don't usually enjoy having a charger nearby.

5. Get some stats


Last Message rounds out its functionality by giving out some stats that could come in handy if you suspect your battery is having problems. You can see the last 50 changes in battery temperature, view its health status, and additional information such as charge level and estimated range.

How to automatically message your contacts before your battery completely runs out
How to automatically message your contacts before your battery completely runs out


All set? Push the button in the middle, and Last Message will start quietly working in the background. That's it! We hope this little guide was useful to you.

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posted on 24 Jul 2014, 03:55

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3294; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


What phone are these screen shots from?

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 04:24 1

3. certifiedwomanizer (Posts: 15; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)


looks like LG

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 07:04 1

5. Foramex (Posts: 2; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)


Definitely LG G3

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 03:59 1

2. duartix (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


Great!
After all those spamming friends that post on FB every time they are entering and leaving the loo, we'll be positively informed on their phone's battery status!

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 05:46

4. aaronix (Posts: 6; Member since: 05 Jun 2014)


it is lg screen capture.

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 09:06

6. KingDingaLing (Posts: 324; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


Nice Arnold ploy there. I see what you did. GET TO Z CHOPPA! AGGGHHH!

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 10:56 1

7. TBomb (Posts: 170; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Does someone have how much juice it uses of the battery? If it's constantly monitoring the percentage that is....

posted on 24 Jul 2014, 15:56

8. qxavierus (Posts: 26; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)


I use "Last Call Forward", which also sends a message when your battery runs out, but also redirects your calls to your other phone, so you won't miss any incoming calls. Plus the app is only 172k, and runs on Android 1.6 and up.

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