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BroadcastReceiver to get Battery Level - simple Example using dynamic calling of BroadCast in ANDROID

See Introduction for Broadcast Receiver here:

 When you need to call a broadcast (suppose here battery value) you need to register the broadcast and when the event is published it will call onReceive method which have context and particular intent as parameter.

public class Broadcast extends Activity {
  //Create broadcast object
    BroadcastReceiver mybroadcast = new BroadcastReceiver() {
 //When Event is published, onReceive method is called
 public void onReceive(Context context, Intent intent) {
     //Get battery percentage
      int batterylevel = intent.getIntExtra("level", 0);     
     //get progressbar
      ProgressBar myprogressbar = (ProgressBar) findViewById(;
      TextView tv = (TextView) findViewById(;
    //Set TextView with text
      tv.setText("Battery Level: " + Integer.toString(batterylevel) + "%");
   public void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
      registerReceiver(mybroadcast, new IntentFilter(Intent.ACTION_BATTERY_CHANGED));
The arguments of the registerReceiver() method
receiver :: The BroadcastReceiver you want to register
filter :: The IntentFilter object that specifies which event your receiver should listen to.

To learn more on event and usages click here...


  1. Nice post Angel.. Thanks for sharing this. Even this might help.. have a look...

    1. ya...that too is nice one ...thanks for your reference Meghna

  2. can u plzz give the layout.xml for this.. im just a starter in this



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