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Old Oct 12, 2012, 03:57 PM   #1
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Battery percentage indicator?

do you know how to get the iPod 5th gen iTouch to show the percentage of battery to show?

i went to settings/usage but it wasn't there like on my iPhone......

thanks for your help!
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 04:08 PM   #2
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It's not available on the iPod touch without a jailbreak for some stupid arbitrary reason.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 04:09 PM   #3
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It's not available on the iPod touch without a jailbreak for some stupid arbitrary reason.
wow....
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 07:30 PM   #4
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because apple knows the ipod touch will run out of juice in about 1-2 hours if you browse the web, play games, wifi,... so they don't want you to know that the battery discharges fast. that's also the reason why they advertise the iphone's battery life as "8 hours of talk, 8 hours of LTE,..." but for the ipod touch they advertise "40 hours of music, 8 hours of video"
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 07:42 PM   #5
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because apple knows the ipod touch will run out of juice in about 1-2 hours if you browse the web, play games, wifi
This is simply not the case at all.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 08:22 PM   #6
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forgot to let you know the solution: use voiceover and tap on the battery icon, it will speak the battery % left
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 08:44 PM   #7
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I don't see it as a big deal. There's a battery icon which is pretty clear about the state of the battery.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 09:15 PM   #8
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It's not available on the iPod touch without a jailbreak for some stupid arbitrary reason.

Apparently when I jailbroke my 4th gen iPod a long while back and added battery percentage, it never went away with updates, nor iOS 6, nor restore from backup to my 5th gen.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 09:21 PM   #9
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Apparently when I jailbroke my 4th gen iPod a long while back and added battery percentage, it never went away with updates, nor iOS 6, nor restore from backup to my 5th gen.
Haha, yep, I have the same thing. My new 5th gen is rocking battery percentage because my second gen many years ago did and I've been restoring from backups ever since.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 12:27 AM   #10
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Haha, yep, I have the same thing. My new 5th gen is rocking battery percentage because my second gen many years ago did and I've been restoring from backups ever since.
can you upload that back up for us to use?
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 03:12 AM   #11
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I haven't actually tried this on my 5th gen touch yet (due to arrive next week) but the method described in the first post here has always worked for me:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1020968

Give it a try and let us know
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 04:35 AM   #12
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I haven't actually tried this on my 5th gen touch yet (due to arrive next week) but the method described in the first post here has always worked for me:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1020968

Give it a try and let us know
Just tried this and got it to work! Highly satisfied.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 08:01 AM   #13
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Enable battery percentage on iPod touch 4g no jailbreak?

Hello, AbhiKap here.

I would like to know of there is a way to enable battery Percentage in the iPod touch 4g. Is there a way to do it like in the settings or something? Because I don't want to jailbreak. Also, can someone tell me how to go to the settings in the forums where you can put the apple products you have that show up here?

Thanks, help is appreciated.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 08:26 AM   #14
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Settings > General > Usage > Battery Percentage > On
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 08:48 AM   #15
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Settings > General > Usage > Battery Percentage > On
I don't see a Battery Percentage setting under usage. Is it only for certain versions of IOS or the Touch ?
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 09:29 AM   #16
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Settings > General > Usage > Battery Percentage > On
No option for that on iPod touches.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 10:11 AM   #17
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I haven't actually tried this on my 5th gen touch yet (due to arrive next week) but the method described in the first post here has always worked for me:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1020968

Give it a try and let us know
Doesn't seem to be working on my iPod...
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 11:26 AM   #18
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No option for that on iPod touches.
Really? Sorry I thought it will be the same as on the iPhone.
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Old Jul 13, 2013, 09:24 PM   #19
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Hi. This issue can be solved with iPod touches without the need of jailbreaking. Just follow this link and follow the instructions. I did it to my iPod touch 5th gen and it works. http://modmyi.com/forums/ipod-themes/816715-add-battery-percentage-ipod-touch-5th-generation-ios-6-without-jailbreaking.html
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Old Jul 15, 2013, 04:02 AM   #20
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battery percentage indicator?

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No option for that on iPod touches.
WRONG. A simple google search would have your answer.

http://modmyi.com/forums/ipod-themes...lbreaking.html
Guy above posted same link...

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Old Jul 15, 2013, 10:11 AM   #21
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Just Jailbreak. Solves all problems.
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Old Jul 16, 2013, 10:14 PM   #22
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WRONG. A simple google search would have your answer.

http://modmyi.com/forums/ipod-themes...lbreaking.html
Guy above posted same link...

Sent from my iPod touch using Tapatalk 2
At the time I wrote that post, battery percent wasn't an option (October of last year). The link you submitted had a post date of January of this year, so yes, it seems like there is a way now.
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