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How to View Your iPhone's Battery Life as a Percentage

Geek Tip: View Your iPhone's Battery Life as a Percentage

One of the downsides to being an active iPhone user is the toll it takes on the battery life. I'm generally pleased with how long my battery lasts, but I like to conserve while I can. This iPhone feature is perfect because it allows you to view your phone's battery life as a percentage next to the battery icon.

To turn it on, tap "Settings," "General," then "Usage" and set the battery percentage option to "On." This shows how much juice you have left in an easy-to-read percentage form, so you can keep searching for the latest updates on the Apple tablet, or holster that baby until you can find a charger.

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KristinDaBomb KristinDaBomb 6 years
Not for the 3G that's bullshit :(
blossommac blossommac 6 years
not working in the ipod touch :'(
suziryder suziryder 6 years
Aw, I have a 3G and can't do it! Boo!
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 6 years
too bad it's not an option on the 3g version. oh well. i'll upgrade this summer.
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 6 years
Does this work for the iPod Touch also? I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to know my battery life as a percentage, just like on my laptop...
jennacyde jennacyde 6 years
Yeah, I have a 3G and this isn't an option. :(
TrulyLoved TrulyLoved 6 years
This feature is great. I have it on at all times. Its just something to look at to help me determine how much battery I've used when using an App. The disappointing aspect is that you cannot rely on the percentage. As a former Genius (apple certified tech) I had many customers complain that their battery in their iPhone was bad. Actually the issue was they see a number (the percentage) dropping much easier than the traditional battery meter.
zzleigh zzleigh 6 years
This feature is only on the 3GS models, I think!
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