6gen is showing Battery Percentage?

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  1. mr.steevo macrumors 65816

    mr.steevo

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    I can’t figure this out.

    I was under the impression that the iPod touch did not show battery percentage. I have two 6th generation iPods both 32gb. Both have iOS 11. One of them is showing battery percentage just like an iPhone would. I cannot figure out why one of them is doing this and the other one is not as both of these iPods belong to my three-year-old and five-year-old children and they don’t do anything more than games, videos and YouTube

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Falhófnir macrumors 6502

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    Have you checked settings to see if they added the option to show it in iOS 11? One might be toggled on and the other off
     
  3. RecentlyConverted macrumors regular

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    I was under the impression that the iPod touch did not show battery percentage. I have two 6th generation iPods both 32gb. Both have iOS 11. One of them is showing battery percentage just like an iPhone would. I cannot figure out why one of them is doing this and the other one is not as both of these iPods belong to my three-year-old and five-year-old children and they don’t do anything more than games, videos and YouTube

    Thoughts?[/QUOTE]

    I have two also. But I don't have % showing. Has your iPod showing the % ever been jailbroken?
     
  4. mr.steevo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I bought the one showing a percentage second hand. When I got it iOS 9 was out but it had the beta of iOS 10 on it. I reset and installed iOS 9 with no noticeable issues. Upgrade to iOS 11 was done last week.
     
  5. RecentlyConverted macrumors regular

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    I have heard of these units showing percentage after being jailbroken, even after having a fresh instal of pure iOS.
     
  6. mr.steevo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That must be it then.

    Appreciate the comments.
     
  7. Flopstar macrumors member

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    You can turn it on using iBackupbot by modding some code in a backup and restoring it onto your device. It’s erratic though; I’m guessing that’s why Apple didn’t officially include it in the OS for the Touches.
     
  8. Aston441 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought my iPt6 new. I've never jailbroken or done anything weird to it.

    I have the percentage now. It just showed up after the update to iOS 11 without any trying on my part.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 3, 2017 ---
    Thought:. Try activating Apple's battery widget. See if that makes it show up.
     
  9. Bart Kela, Oct 4, 2017
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    Bart Kela macrumors 6502a

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    This is a setting that has been available for a while, not new with iOS 11. It can be accessed on iOS 9 and later versions at:

    Settings > Battery > Battery Percentage

    I remember turning mine off a several years ago when the option to turn of Battery Percentage in the menu bar was made available.

    If you are running iOS 8 or older, this setting is under:

    Settings > Usage

    Reference: Apple Support Document HT201102
     
  10. Aston441 macrumors 6502a

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    It was not an option in iOS 8. I'm sure. At least not in the version my touch originally shipped with.
     
  11. mr.steevo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Your link says halfway down:

    “Battery Percentage isn't available on iPod touch.”
     
  12. Bart Kela macrumors 6502a

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    Hmmm, you're right. I just checked my iPod touch (which lives in my car) and indeed there is no option to turn on/off battery percentage.

    A mystery.
     
  13. mr.steevo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    When I bought the "percentage iPod" used the guy I bought it from told me he had used it for designing apps and claimed he had that day just had it replaced by Apple Care...but it did have a beta of iOS 10 on it.
    Is your iPod a refurbished or a warranty replacement?

    I do like the mystery of this. Much better than the "where did I spend all my money this month?" mystery.
     

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