6gen is showing Battery Percentage?

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  1. mr.steevo macrumors 65816

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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 65816

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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 6502

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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 6502

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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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    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 Suspended

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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.
     
  14. newellj macrumors 603

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    I am running 10.3.2 on my Gen 6 and do not see battery percentage under "Battery" in Settings. Edit: never mind, resolved in subsequent posts.
     
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    I bought a brand new iPod Touch a few weeks ago in an Apple store (128GB) and it shows the battery percentage.
     
  16. newellj macrumors 603

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    Do you have a screen shot? What settings do you have turned on? I'm running 10.3.2 and I do not think iOS 10 will show a percentage number, only the battery bar graph.
     
  17. drysdalk macrumors member

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    Hi,

    The only two workarounds I've ever found for getting your battery percentage on iPod touch are either to use Voiceover, or (and I'm not sure if this is an iOS 11 change or not, since I literally only noticed this today) to enable the Batteries widget. The widget shows me the exact battery percentage, but the status bar icon still just displays the information graphically without a text label. If you enable Voiceover and tap the status bar icon for the battery, iPod touch will speak aloud the current battery percentage, but again the graphic never changes.

    I've always thought this was a weird, inexplicable design choice for Apple. There's clearly no hardware or software limitation on iPod that makes this lack of status bar information a necessity; iOS clearly knows what the exact battery level is at all times on all devices. They've obviously just chosen to make it unavailable on iPod for some arbitrary reason.
     
  18. newellj macrumors 603

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    Still waiting for a screenshot and your settings. This would be nice to set up.
     
  19. mr.steevo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My kid's iPods are both 32GB with the same settings. One has the percentage and the other doesn't. There is nothing in the settings that turns this feature on that I can see.

    One thing I will do tonight is check if they are both using the same processor manufacturer.
     
  20. newellj macrumors 603

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    I thought one of them was jail-broken? Am I mis-remembering? :)
     
  21. Paddle1, Nov 3, 2017
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    You can turn the percentage on (and off) with iBackupBot. It is not accurate, the lowest it goes is down to 13 or 12 percent before shutting off. Never anything less. It jumps around a lot if it's not fully charged. Also, Siri says the percentage if you ask as well.

    Regarding the OP, the previous owner may have enabled it.

     
  22. mr.steevo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Using Lirum Info Lite I confirmed both iPods have the same CPU Manufacturer (TSMC)

    It maybe that the iPod had been jail broken as I don’t know what the previous owner did with it other than it was running a beta version of iOS when I bought it of him.

    What is odd is that the percentage only appeared when I upgraded to iOS 11. It wasn’t there with 9 and 10.

    What is also odd is Scepticalscribe reporting that a new iPod purchased recently shows the percentage.
     
  23. StuporD macrumors newbie

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    I have two ipod touches, 6th gen, 32GB. Both purchased brand new on the same day from the same location. The only difference is one is black and one is blue. The blue one shows the percentage. The black one doesn't. I cannot figure out why.

    On the general about screen the blue one (with %) is Model: MKHV2VC/A

    The black one (without %) is Model: MKJ02VC/A
     

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  25. StuporD macrumors newbie

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    Nope. I bought them new for my boys age 13 and 11 for Christmas. The older boy wanted to know how he could turn his battery percentage on like his brothers. That's what started me looking.
     

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