jammyman34 jammyman34 - 11 months ago 90
Swift Question

How to monitor battery level and state changes using swift

So, I'm trying to figure out how to monitor the battery level and state changes in iOS devices.

So far I've determined how to get the current battery level, but can't figure out how to get the state or how to monitor any changes so I can pop a dialog (or notification, but I assume I can't monitor this in the background anyway so...) when 100% charged.

This is what I have so far:

@IBOutlet var BatteryLevelLabel: UILabel!
@IBOutlet var BatteryStateLabel: UILabel!

// function to return the devices battery level
func batteryLevel()-> Float {
return UIDevice.currentDevice().batteryLevel

// function to return the devices battery state (Unknown, Unplugged, Charging, or Full)
func batteryState()-> UIDeviceBatteryState {
return UIDevice.currentDevice().batteryState

override func viewDidLoad() {

let currentBatteryLevel = batteryLevel()

// enables the tracking of the devices battery level
UIDevice.currentDevice().batteryMonitoringEnabled = true

// shows the battery level on labels
BatteryLevelLabel.text = "\(batteryLevel() * 100)%)"
BatteryStateLabel.text = "\(batteryState())"
print("Device Battery Level is: \(batteryLevel()) and the state is \(batteryState())")

// shows alert when battery is 100% (1.0)
if currentBatteryLevel == 1.0{
let chargedAlert = UIAlertController(title: "Battery Charged", message: "Your battery is 100% charged.", preferredStyle: UIAlertControllerStyle.Alert)

chargedAlert.addAction(UIAlertAction(title: "Ok", style: .Default, handler: { (action: UIAlertAction!) in
print("Handle Ok logic here")
presentViewController(chargedAlert, animated: true, completion: nil)


Any assistance here would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

Answer Source

You can use the battery state notification UIDeviceBatteryStateDidChangeNotification and UIDeviceBatteryLevelDidChangeNotification to be notified when its state changed:

override func viewDidLoad() {
    NSNotificationCenter.defaultCenter().addObserver(self, selector: "batteryStateDidChange:", name: UIDeviceBatteryStateDidChangeNotification, object: nil)
    NSNotificationCenter.defaultCenter().addObserver(self, selector: "batteryLevelDidChange:", name: UIDeviceBatteryLevelDidChangeNotification, object: nil)   

    // Stuff...

func batteryStateDidChange(notification: NSNotification){     
    // The stage did change: plugged, unplugged, full charge...

func batteryLevelDidChange(notification: NSNotification){     
   // The battery's level did change (98%, 99%, ...)