Sometimes, it is useful to determine the current battery level. One may choose to reduce the rate of your background updates if the battery charge is below a certain level. But one cannot continuously monitor the battery state. In general, the impact of constantly monitoring the battery level has a more significant impact on the battery than the application’s normal behavior. So it’s always better to only monitor substantial changes in battery level. A sample GIF is given below to get an idea about what we are going to do in this article. Note that we are going to implement this project using the Kotlin language.
Step 1: Create a New Project
To create a new project in Android Studio please refer to How to Create/Start a New Project in Android Studio. Note that select Kotlin as the programming language.
Step 2: Working with the activity_main.xml file
Go to the activity_main.xml file, which represents the UI of the project. Add a Button, so whenever the user will click on the Button a Toast message with battery percentage will be popped up on the screen. Below is the code for the activity_main.xml file.
Step 3: Working with the MainActivity.kt file
Finally, go to the MainActivity.kt file, and refer the following code. Below is the code for the MainActivity.kt file. Comments are added inside the code to understand the code in more detail.