Battery % in the status bar

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  1. jcorbin macrumors 6502a

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    How many people keep the battery % in the status bar? When I had android it would have it turned off and just check intermittently. I could see what was using battery and graph usage.

    There is no option like this ok iphone so I have left Olathe option turned on.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I don't have the battery percentage turned on
    My battery lasts all day with no problem so I don't really care to see it
     
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    It's a personal choice, that's why it's an option.

    What else is there to say ?
     
  4. Garyx24 macrumors newbie

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    yea I like to know how much battery I have left
     
  5. gamesetmatch macrumors regular

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    I have the % on since Day 1. I always like to know how much battery my iPhone has left.

    It's a matter of taste, I think.

    ^MPY
     
  6. that be me macrumors 6502

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    I might get yelled at, but if you go to settings>general>usage below manage usage you may see an option to show the battery percentage.
     
  7. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    As stated, it is an option to have it on or left off.
     
  8. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I asked because I'm curious what people do and why.
     
  9. Shrink macrumors G3

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    What I do...I keep it on

    Why...to know roughly the percentage battery life left.

    Also to know when to charge it.
     
  10. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just find that I obsess over the battery life when I can see it drain
     
  11. Nevaborn macrumors 65816

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    Always on. Need to see how much battery remains
     
  12. Cletus Kasady macrumors newbie

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    I have mine on because I like to see how much I've got left !
     
  13. MistahMumford macrumors 6502

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    Battery % in the status bar

    At first I had to have it off because I'd always look at the percentage then hop into settings/general/usage and look at the stats then try to calculate, from the current stats, when my battery would hit 20%. Now, I have it on but I never go into settings/general/usage and I'm as happy as can be.

    To sum it up, I like to know the number of my percentage exactly as opposed to an approximation based on the level that the meter is filled to.
     
  14. stiligFox macrumors 6502a

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    I'd have it in all the time... If I could! Apple has it disabled on the iPod touch. It would be so helpful; my iPod ends up dieing everyday because I don't know how far from death it is.

    I have it enabled on my iPad.
     
  15. jcorbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think for me the best way to think of it is do I have battery or not. Thinking of it in a binary fashion relieves me from the worry. I don't need to think about if it's at 50% vs 70%. I have a charger at my desk at work, in my car, next to my night stand, and one on the main floor. Plus I have a 4000mAh battery pack that I can take with me. So at this point there isn't a time or place I can't charge the phone should I need to.
     
  16. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    I'd rather know how much is left compared to guessing by the icon.
     
  17. MistahMumford macrumors 6502

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    I can definitely understand both perspectives and I've been in both camps! There's plenty to be said for us even having that choice!
     
  18. snowman1 macrumors regular

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    I used to keep it on, but I recently turned it off to keep my status bar minimalistic and simple! :) It's not that big of a deal to me though. I'd be fine with it turned on as well.
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It becomes that much more useful in that respect when you are below 20% or 10% and pretty much would have to guess are you at 8% and can pretty easily still make a few calls and/or send some messages/emails or if you are at 1% and will likely have the phone turn off a minute into the next call or a few minutes into the next email/message exchange.
     
  20. R.Stoychev macrumors 6502a

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    I keep it on, only to know when I need to charge my phone :)
     
  21. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Thats got to be one of the most arbitrary and senseless decisions to disable a feature like that pretty much for no reason for one type of iOS device. Gotta love Apple.
     
  22. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    The % reading actually cured my issue with worrying about battery use.

    I turned it off.

    Now no worrying !

    I just enjoy using the phone now.

    :D
     
  23. Naxters macrumors newbie

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    I have a % battery too on because I always like to know how many battery is left in detail on my iOS device.
     
  24. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    I have the percentage on(iPhone 5). I would like an option for it for the iPod touch 5.
     
  25. stiligFox macrumors 6502a

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    My only explanation, is that it doesn't work quite properly. I used to enable it via .plist hack, and both on my 2nd gen and 5th gen iPod touch, the number would go up and down wildly depending on my usage.

    It was close enough though, to know when it was going to die....
     

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