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!

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.

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.

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.



1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

What phone are these screen shots from?

3. certifiedwomanizer

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 25, 2013

looks like LG

5. Foramex

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Definitely LG G3

2. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 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!

4. aaronix

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 05, 2014

it is lg screen capture.

6. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

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

7. TBomb

Posts: 1484; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

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

8. qxavierus

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 20, 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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