From the Main Menu, how can I see the battery indicator? — TomTom Community

From the Main Menu, how can I see the battery indicator?

My battery died recently. Currently charging the device on the laptop, but from the Main Menu how can I see how charged the battery is? I can't work out how to get the status bar displayed unless I'm driving, and all online explanations refer me to the status bar. Thanks in advance.

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  • BefitsBefits Posts: 5 [Master Traveler]
    Sorry, should have mentioned I have a Start 60 sat nav. Thanks again.
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 18,034
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    Hi
    @Befits

    Tap the 4Dot (.... Menu) button... On the Menu Screen top right is a battery status Icon
    Charging... Displays when Connected to a Power supply
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    Full Charge... Displays when Connected or Not Connected Power supply
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    Half Charge... Displays when NOT Connected Power supply
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    Low Battery... Displays when NOT Connected Power supply
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    One of the worst things you can do to a Lithium battery is to run it flat so at a certain percentage of discharge (Unspecified)... The device will go into 'Power Saving Mode' the screen will dull, and the device will eventually turn itself off (Not Sleep)

    There is a Battery Status display available on the devices Status Screen
    Press and hold the on/off button until you hear a drum-roll sound Continue to hold the on/off button until the Black & White Status screen is shown.....
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    If you are worrying about the device charging, you might consider one of these gadgets
    63a11bd6-9bcb-49ec-b71b-9223d7c334dd.jpgOr

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    Simply plug the device into the USB socket and plug your lead into the USB Doctor, the device will display the Voltage and Power being used by your various USB devices
    I have one of each type they're only peanuts to buy, search Amazon/eBay for USB Doctor

    ATB YFM

  • BefitsBefits Posts: 5 [Master Traveler]
    Hi YamFazMan, Thanks for replying- and with so much information too. However, I don't get four dots on my Main Menu (can't see that it's possible to upload a photo here to show my Main Menu screen) And today, after about 30 seconds of working, it's immediately switching off even though I've got it plugged into my laptop so it seems that the battery has lost all power. I'll keep it plugged into the laptop to see if that somehow gets power back into it. It's been a terrific sat nav, so it'd be great to resurrect it! Thanks again for your reply. I'll come back to it if the battery does power up. fingers crossed!
  • LochfrassLochfrass Posts: 13,194
    Superusers
    You probably got the old Start 60 (nav3)
    The menu is different to the current devices, unfortunately I do not know where the battery symbol is located.
  • BefitsBefits Posts: 5 [Master Traveler]
    Thanks, Doug, yes, and I'm trying it now. Much appreciated.

    Also, Lochfrass, I expect I have. Can't remember how long ago I bought it but I don't tend to by new gadgets until the old ones wear out. At least you've helped me realise I wasn't going crazy by not being able to see a battery indicator! Thank you
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 18,034
    Superusers
    edited March 23
    Hi
    @Befits

    On my NAV3 Via 120 Live....
    From the main menu
    Tap (Settings)
    Left Cursor Twice for next page
    The Setting Menu page opens
    Tap (Battery status) Icon... Note.... Some of the lower specification NAV3 devices may not have a 'Battery status' Icon
    Follow on screen prompts to exit

    Or... There is a Battery Status display available on the NAV3 devices Status Screen
    Press and hold the on/off button until you hear a drum-roll sound Continue to hold the on/off button until the Black & White Status screen is shown.....
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    ATB YFM
  • BefitsBefits Posts: 5 [Master Traveler]
    Hi everyone, and a really big thank you for so much help. I've been charging on an iPhone plug for a while, and I unplugged it just now and found the battery symbol on the left. I'm now back to charging it as it's only about 25% charged. But I can't thank you all enough for all of the help and guidance given. Hugely appreciated. SUCCESS! x
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 18,034
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    edited March 23
    Hi
    @Befits
    You're welcome, we had a few false starts, but glad you're sorted :)

    ATB YFM
  • LAURE123LAURE123 Posts: 1,632
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    @Befits

    Thanks. Glad for you that your device wakes up and comes back to life. :)

    Regards.
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