Battery percentage indicator?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by jedi74, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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!
     
  2. macrumors member

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    It's not available on the iPod touch without a jailbreak for some stupid arbitrary reason.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    wow....
     
  4. macrumors regular

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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"
     
  5. macrumors member

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    This is simply not the case at all.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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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
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  8. LGN
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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.
     
  9. macrumors member

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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.
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    can you upload that back up for us to use?
     
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  12. macrumors newbie

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    Just tried this and got it to work! Highly satisfied.
     

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  13. macrumors member

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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.
     
  14. macrumors G3

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    Settings > General > Usage > Battery Percentage > On
     
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    I don't see a Battery Percentage setting under usage. Is it only for certain versions of IOS or the Touch ?
     
  16. macrumors 6502

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    No option for that on iPod touches.
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    Doesn't seem to be working on my iPod...
     
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    Really? Sorry I thought it will be the same as on the iPhone.
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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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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    Just Jailbreak. Solves all problems.
     
  22. macrumors 6502

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    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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