Video Doorbell Pro battery status is just a bar and does not have a percentage making it difficult to understand how much battery is left. It would also be nice if you could see the battery status on the Home Screen without having to click on the device.
[Mod Edit]:Title modified to enhance search clarity.
[Mod Edit]:This is currently in testing.
[Mod Edit}:This is released in the 2.32.x app update
I recently heard that Wyze said it was removed intentionally, which implies they aren’t intending to bring it back, though wishlists are reviewed by Wyze staff, so if enough people vote for it and show support for the return of this they may decide to bring it back, so I voted for it today myself.
Someone also entered this into the Fix-it Friday event in the Discord section, so I’d recommend anyone with Discord vote on it there so we can possibly at least get an update about this:
I reached out to support about this issue and was told their is an issue with the data that lead to the removal of the numerical percentage, as seen in the screenshot, so hopefully still something they will bring back.
Please bring the battery percentage back. It is ridiculous to rely on a tiny indicator to determine how much battery life is left. If for some reason that’s not possible, at a minimum, please increase the indicator size.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news guys, but this doesn’t seem to be something Wyze cares about for us, as they’ve said the removal was intentional. Its odd though as it appears they’re giving conflicting reasons for the removal… I received one fairly different than the reason they gave @heskis1 above.
It’s completely ridiculous why they feel no one needs it and decided to do this. As it stands it’s just useless. However, please see the response I was given on it as part of my multi-issue support ticket for this doorbell involving an issue of it not connecting when pressed as well.
The reason provided in itself is ridiculous as well and I made sure to let them know it’s in no way sufficient and that her statement that most doorbells do not give a numeric percentage is vastly wrong. Even if the numeric percentage displayed was merely an estimate, it far exceeds whatever this sad display of what they consider sufficient with the tiny little, severely inaccurate indicator. If anything is misleading people on battery life it’s this indicator, it wasn’t the percentage!
Hopefully enough will complain though and we can get this feature back.
Please fix this so we can see the percentage, it is ridiculous to expect us to watch an icon and not give us a percentage, I hated it when they did it to my iPhone and now you have done it with the doorbell cam, why not do it with all the devices then. Oh wait you want people to decide when to charge up their cams and make sure they will not go offline when out of town or on a trip.
Why oh why would they take this away? (Yes, I’ve seen their explanation and I don’t agree with the decision). It is important to me to see the percentage to best determine when it is time to sacrifice my front door security while re-charging the unit. That’s a security-driven rationale…which is, sort of the point of Wyze cameras, n’est-ce pas?
After this feature was removed we heard the users say how much they wanted this, so it is being brought back and has currently made it back to the beta version of the app and if everything tests fine it should be released very soon.