Try This: How to show the battery percentage on your iPhone or iPad

TryThis

Try This is a new recurring post on iSource where we will share tips, tricks, short-cuts and other helpful advice we have discovered while using our Apple products. Hopefully you will find some of our experiences to be valuable for yourself or someone you know.

One of my favorite little iOS features added way back in iOS 4 is the ability to show the battery percentage in the upper right hand corner of the screen next to the battery icon.  As much as I tried, I was never really able to gauge the remaining power left on my iPhone with the battery icon as my only indicator.  So when Apple added the percentage option, I was pleased to say the least.  For whatever reason, it isn’t on by default. Here’s how you can add it yourself.

 

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Open Settings–>General–>Usage, scroll down toward the bottom of the page and turn the battery percentage button to on.  Now the battery percentage will appear in the upper right corner next to the battery icon.

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  • Matt Laney

    This blows my mind.

    • Renkman

      How’s that?