Does the iPod touch 4 have a percentage battery indicator?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    The iPhone has had it since the 3GS I believe and the iPod touch 3G didn't have it due to engineering issues or whatever lame excuse was flying around but what about the 4? Why has Apple omitted this from the iPod touch?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    None of the iPod touches have the battery indicator. For whatever reason, Apple thought it would be better on the iPhone, which is stupid.

    So, unless you know the plist file or have your iPod jailbroken, there's no way to get the battery indicator.
     
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  4. macrumors 68020

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    One more reason to jailbreak your iPod. Also I hate having to go to the settings menu to change the brightness and the rotation setting, so SBsettings is a must for me!
     
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    does it put the % up in the corner?
     
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  9. macrumors member

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    Now Apple is just messing with us. >_<
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    Did you have it previously jailbroken, then upgraded to the newer firmware? Because the settings like the battery indicator stays if you did that.
     
  11. macrumors newbie

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    i have an ipod touch 4G with the battery percentage indicator. :confused:
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    Funny, I have an iPod Touch 4g withOUT the battery percentage indicator.

    Care to share?

    Yes I am 4.1.
     
  13. macrumors member

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    I want to know too

    I bought THREE 4th gen and none of them have it

    of course they have 4.1
     
  14. macrumors member

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    There is no need to jailbreak the 4G for battery percentage. There's plenty of free battery apps that tells you percentage, and also can break the percentage down for apps/ games/ wi-fi/ music ect...I use Battery Magic and it works fine. Simple!
     
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    Yep, Battery Magic works, but it shows my 4g as 3rd gen. :confused:
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    I know the .plist, but i havent found a way to mod the firmware bundle yet.
     
  17. macrumors newbie

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    this is just weird, here is a screenshot of my 4th gen iPod touch with the percentage indicator...
     

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  18. macrumors 6502

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    yes but don't you have to open these type of apps to see the %? i think most people want the % up in the corner
     
  19. macrumors regular

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    Did you restore your iPod from a backup when you set it up?
     
  20. macrumors newbie

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    lol, forgot about that, yes i did,

    Probably the SBsettings settings carried over (i had a 1st gen with the battery percentage indicator on) :)
     
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    I'm pretty sure that i saw it in one of the first video-reviews on YT or 've read in in one of those first rviews and some guy mentioned, that battery% is now available thru settings on the new ipt. but can't confirm, since my ipt didn't even ship yet.
     
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    My 4G has it too, but it's because it held over from the jailbreak on my 3G.. apparently it saves the settings in iTunes. The name on the left as well. Not sure if it was "make it mine" or one of those.
     
  24. macrumors 6502

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    Would love for someone to point out where it is found. On the IP4 it's under General/Usage, but IPT4 doesn't have a usage tab obviously.
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    Just went through everything on the IPT4 settings. Nothing about it. Mine does have it and I have that battery doctor pro app. Got it free back in the day. Although, that app says "Unknown iPod" and gives you iPhone battery specs.
     

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