This app lets you monitor your iPhone's battery from your Apple Watch

This app lets you monitor your iPhone's battery from your Apple Watch
Even though the Apple Watch needs to pair with an Apple iPhone 5 or later, it won't automatically tell you how much battery life is on your iPhone. If you plan on keeping your handset in your pocket while taking advantage of all of the things that Apple's intelligent timepiece can do, you are apt to lose track of how long you have until the cell inside your iPhone surrenders to the inevitable.

An app for the Apple Watch called Battery Monitor, created by a gentleman named Tom Etminan, will allow you to check your iPhone's battery life after enabling it in Glances. To do that, after installing the Battery Monitor on your phone, go to the Apple Watch app on your iPhone and from there tap on My Watch > Glances, add Battery Monitor. The app will warn you when the battery on your iPhone falls below a certain percentage, and will also tell you when the cell is fully charged. The animated ring employed by the app uses different colors depending on how much life remains. This way you can get the information you want with a quick glimpse.

For now, Battery Monitor is a free download from the Apple App Store. However, the developer hints that he might be adding new features to the app in the near future which could be accompanied by a price hike. One question is still caught on the tongue of the Apple faithful. Why didn't Cupertino come up with this first?


source: BatteryMonitor (iOS) via RedmondPie

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12 Comments

1. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

What's next ,you monitor your iWatch's battery on your iPhone app ?

5. engineer-1701d unregistered

they need a app for that thats strange my android wear allows me to choice if i want to show battery for watch and phone or one of them.

6. waddup121 unregistered

noice

8. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Considering the battery life of a iwatch that would probably make more sense

2. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Or you can just take your phone and turn the screen on to see battery rather than unlocking and tapping on the app

3. gaming64 unregistered

Well it takes less effort since all you have to do is raise your wrist instead of taking your phone out.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You still have to raise your wrist to see the wstch. See how stupid you soumd? How is it different. The watch face is of, you have to raise your wrist and then laugh the app and wait for it to load Vs you could have just raise your phone and just see the icon? You really need a watch to Tell you how low your phone battery is. Is this the best you can get? The phone last far lknh, probably should be the other way around. it's just useless. The next app, is going to tell you how bright your screen is on your iPhone, or if your memory is almost full, or if your signal is low. $349 and this is the best you can do?

4. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I have a better solution. Get a better phone with a real battery and dont monitor your battery. I dont monitor my 5000 mah phone battery and i still have more than half when i plug it at home.

7. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

And kills them both faster in the process...

9. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Yay for the additional background process w/c speeds up drainage on your iwatch

10. monoke

Posts: 1195; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

ifan opens battery app on iwatch to check iphone... ehh.. warning low battery, cannot open app, please plug in = ifail. :(

12. Nathillien unregistered

I'm sorry, the battery level on your iWatch is too low to display the battery status of your iPhone.

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