No audible warning about low battery charge

Bug #1470767 reported by Michal Predotka on 2015-07-02
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This bug affects 23 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Canonical System Image
High
Alejandro J. Cura
Ubuntu UX
Medium
Paty Davila
indicator-power (Ubuntu)
High
Charles Kerr
ubuntu-touch-sounds (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

Note: I'm not sure if this is the right project for this bug report.

Phone bq Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition
OS Ubuntu 15.04 (r23)

There's no audible warning when the battery charge is very low. Only way to know about the low charge is by looking at the phone screen.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in indicator-power (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Charles Kerr (charlesk) wrote :

I like this idea. Forwarding it to Design for review.

Changed in indicator-power (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Paty Davila (dizzypaty)
kevin gunn (kgunn72) wrote :

duping bug 1513375 but capturing relevant comments

Matthias Apitz (gubu) wrote 2 hours ago: #2
but the length of the noise should be configurable; some 15 years ago I have had an old mobile which spent the rest of the energy in playing the warning :-)

Dominik (dominalien) wrote 1 hour ago: #3
I suppose it might beep (configurable sound?) once at 10%, then at 5% and after that every 10 minutes, by default. With an option for beeping every 20, 10, 5 and 2 minutes after the 5% mark.

All this when the screen is off, of course. A visual cue should be enough if the screen is on.

Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
assignee: nobody → Alejandro J. Cura (alecu)
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → ww02-2016
status: New → Confirmed
Michal Predotka (mpredotka) wrote :

Many thanks for taking care about this bug. 😃
Please notice that having 'screen on' does not necessarily mean a user is looking at the phone. IMO the sound notification should not depend on the state of the phone screen.

Luciano Barea (lubareac) wrote :

Configurable sound (one different sound for every alert) and configurable "%" for people prefer at 10% or 7% instead of 15% in first beep.

Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Paty Davila (dizzypaty)
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in indicator-power (Ubuntu):
assignee: Paty Davila (dizzypaty) → Charles Kerr (charlesk)
Paty Davila (dizzypaty) on 2015-11-27
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Triaged → In Progress
Charles Kerr (charlesk) wrote :
Charles Kerr (charlesk) wrote :

The 'low battery sound' attachment contains the file suggested by Jouni Helminen for fixing this ticket

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks Charles&Jouni, could you give info about the author and license for that new sound?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

So currently the ubuntu-touch-sounds package has 2 directories, "notifications" and "ringtones", the notifications are listed in the messaging sound choice and the alarm, where ringtones is listed by the dialer sound choice ...

we could either add that to "notifications" and have it listed in the UIs previously mentioned, or install it in another directory/as a private technical detail (in which case maybe it would be better to ship it with the indicator if it's specific to it)

I would like some design input on that before uploading

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

(oh, and reply on IRC to the previous question, Jouni created the file and it's under the same license that the other sounds already included

Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in indicator-power (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in ubuntu-touch-sounds (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
importance: Undecided → High
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package indicator-power - 12.10.6+16.04.20160105-0ubuntu1

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indicator-power (12.10.6+16.04.20160105-0ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium

  [ Charles Kerr ]
  * Play a 'low battery' sound when the low battery notification is
    shown. (LP: #1470767)

  [ charles kerr ]
  * Play a 'low battery' sound when the low battery notification is
    shown. (LP: #1470767)

 -- Charles Kerr <email address hidden> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 14:37:51 +0000

Changed in indicator-power (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in canonical-devices-system-image:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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