How to Monitor the Battery on Your Nexus 7 Tablet - dummies

How to Monitor the Battery on Your Nexus 7 Tablet

You can find information about the Nexus 7 tablet’s battery status in the upper-right corner of the screen, in the status area, next to the time.


Heed those low-battery warnings! The Nexus 7 alerts you whenever the battery level gets low, at about 15 percent capacity. You see a warning on the screen, urging you to connect to a power supply at once.

Another warning appears when the battery level sinks below 5 percent, but why wait for that? Take action at the 15 percent warning.

  • The battery status is also found on the Quick Actions shade.

  • When the battery level is too low, the Nexus 7 shuts itself off.

  • The best way to deal with low battery power is to connect the tablet to a power source: Either plug it into a wall socket or connect it to a computer by using a USB cable. The Nexus 7 begins charging itself immediately; plus, you can use the device while it’s charging.

  • You don’t have to fully charge the Nexus 7 to use it. When you have only 20 minutes to charge and you get only a 70 percent battery level, that’s great. Well, it’s not great, but it’s far better than a lower battery level.

  • Battery percentage values are estimates. The Nexus 7 has a hearty battery that can last for hours. But when the meter gets low, the battery drains faster. So, if you get 8 hours of use from the tablet and the battery meter shows 20 percent left, those numbers don’t imply 2 more hours of use. In practice, the amount of time you have left is much less.