Processed through Paypal
No account required.

Donate Bitcoin to this wallet:
Donate Ethereum to this wallet:
Donate Litecoin to this wallet:

  Our merchandise, sold here, helps keep the site alive.  

Facebook Follow @GeekOnTheLoose

 Home » Freeware Downloads » Desktop Utilities » XBox One Controller Battery Indicator v1.3.0   
File - Download XBox One Controller Battery Indicator v1.3.0

Always scroll to the bottom of the page to download files on
We don't believe in fake/misleading download buttons and tricks.

XBox One Controller Battery Indicator v1.3.0

A tray application that shows a battery indicator for an Xbox-ish controller and gives a notification when the battery level drops to (almost) empty.

It was originally written for the XBox One controller since Microsoft dropped all visual hints for low battery, but it should work with any gamepad that can be addressed via XInput (which should be all controllers that work in XBox-controller-enabled games).

Download link for a "ready to run" version at the bottom of this page!
(The green download button at the top is for the source code package)

When more than one controller is present, the tray icon will cycle through the status display every 5 seconds.

When a controller reaches low battery level, a notification is displayed.

Controllers reported as working/being recognized so far:

XBOne + dongle
XBOne Elite + dongle
XBOne S + dongle
XBOne S + Bluetooth

Currently known issues/limitations:

initial recognition of a newly connected controller can take a while. It will be displayed as "waiting for battery level data" at first but should switch to battery level after ~10 seconds and a button press. (This might be a limitation of the XInput API.)


You can now change the language of the tool and its notifications (thanks @RogerUP13 for the code). Since the languages are embedded in the code, I'll update this release every once in a while when new translations get submitted without changing the version number. So if your language is still missing, check back later. Or, submit a translation. You can find details and a how-to in issue #3 and on Reddit.
All system tray icons now have multiple resolutions (the old 16x16px and new 48x48px versions). That should enhance the icon quality on high-res (4k) screens.
You can enable a notification sound that plays on top of the toast notification when battery hits the "empty" level (thanks @Igvaioli for the code). This should help when you play games in fullscreen and don't see the toast. Optionally, you can also loop the sound until battery returns to a good state. Note that the sound file has to be in .WAV format, if you don't have one at hand you can find several under C:\Windows\Media.
The low battery notification should now auto-vanish when the controller goes to any other state.
Less file clutter! All the needed resources are now embedded in the program, so no more need for all those separate DLL files.

When you upgrade from an older version, please delete the old .exe and all .dll files and then simply extract the new .exe file from the archive. The .config file only has to be extracted when you don't have one in the folder yet. Please check your settings in the context menu after first start since they might not carry over from the old version.

Currently included languages:

English (en)
French (fr)
German (de)
Russian (ru)
Spanish (es)

Click here to visit the author's website.
Continue below to download this file.

Downloads Views Developer Last Update Version Size Type Rank
1,066 2,350 NiyaShy <img src=""border="0"> May 17, 2019 - 11:48 1.3.0 1.38MB ZIP 5/5, out of 5 Votes.
File Tags
XBox  v1.3.0  One  Controller  Battery  Indicator  

Whoa, Speedy. Your download link is below
but ya gotta read this first:

Isn't it like 1996 again? No ads anywhere! No ad income either
so we really need your help to keep this project alive and kickin'.
By making a donation, you help cover the costs of the site and
we get to eat on a daily basis. If we haven't passed out from hunger,
we can add more freeware. See? Win, win!!
Donating takes just a bunch of seconds so please consider it.
Thank you very much! -Randy & Deanna (The Older Geeks)
Missouri, USA

Monthly operating costs = $560
(Increase due to upgrade and hiring our daughter as software researcher.)
Donations for June = $1203
Donations over our monthly goal
are set aside for future upgrades.

Processed securely through Paypal.
No PayPal account required.

Donate Bitcoin: 1KkUMXvQ2ko3xcJkzitB7WYgoW6m79WFfm Donate Ethereum: 0x40E56922F43637224935CDC35e2c96E0392A8505 Donate Litecoin:LLYAFEyqjH69gkyCEpRjXNyedRCWrVChfL

Recent Super Donors ($50+)
Thanks, Klaus
Thanks, Steven
Thanks, Carl

Recent Donors
Thanks, Myles
Thanks, T.
Thanks, Richard
Thanks, Stan
Thanks, Bob
Thanks, Michael
Thanks, William
Thanks, Cliff
Thanks, Dennis
Thanks, David

   →→ Download Now ←← - Click to Rate File -
Like? Share this page on Twitter →

Copyright (c) 2019