Battery percentage on or off

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jcorbin, Oct 14, 2016.

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Do you have you battery percentage on or off?

  1. On

    157 vote(s)
    77.3%
  2. Off

    46 vote(s)
    22.7%
  1. jcorbin macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Opinion poll of if you have your battery percentage displayed in the upper right or not. If you want to add some details as to why that would be cool too.
     
  2. mattopotamus macrumors G5

    mattopotamus

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    I leave it off. I just like the clean look. I also have an apple watch and the battery widget, so if I swipe right, to go left, on the home page it shows the battery of my watch and phone.
     
  3. decafjava macrumors 68000

    decafjava

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    I keep it off so as not to get obsessive with every drop in percentage points. That's all.
     
  4. beernut macrumors 6502

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    on. always on.

    it's easier to mentally keep track of later on, of how much time you have left before you need to plug in again.

    Example:
    I see "27%", i think "ok, got about 1-2 hours left"

    If i just see "|||||||||||", i think "WTF? is that 1 hour left? 3 hours? :confused: "
     
  5. Sunny1990 Suspended

    Sunny1990

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    No,don't want to get bothered by dropping percentage
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

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    I have left mine at the default to ON.

    Seldom look at it as my 256 Plus has no problems getting through the average day and more.
     
  7. Pipper99 macrumors 68000

    Pipper99

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    always on: I like knowing, and I like the way it looks, too.
     
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G5

    mattopotamus

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    there is also a giant pop up when you hit 20% :)
     
  9. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    It's off on my phone and my rMBP. I've only had a few instances where I've needed to charge my iPhone before it's time to go to bed.
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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  11. beernut macrumors 6502

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    Ideally (at least for me), there would be an additional option to disable the battery icon and only have the percentage.

    With the percentage on, the battery icon (like Fallout Boy's goggles), do nothing.
     
  12. thatJohann macrumors 6502a

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    Off. Once you turn it off, you will feel a relief of not obsessing over battery percentage. Trust me, try it.
     
  13. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    I always keep mine off~ I have the apple watch and so the widget tells me where I'm at. It's too redundant for me to have it on the top when I can see it on the widget.
     
  14. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    Are usually leave it off but since upgrading to iOS 10, I leave it on so I can gauge if the OS is using too much battery. I'll turn it back off in a couple weeks.
     
  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There's that. It doesn't help as much afterward when you aren't sure if you are still close to 20 or closer to 10 (which is enough of a difference). There's the pop up at 10 too, but then also doesn't help as much to know if you are still closer to 10 or might be around 1 (which is also enough of a difference).
     
  16. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Less clutter is much appreciated.
     
  17. chabig macrumors 68040

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    I used to keep it on, but it's too easy to obsess over it. So now I keep it off.
     
  18. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    But then the battery icon changed from yellow to red :p
     
  19. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, yellow is simply Low Power Mode, so if that's enabled the icon won't change. The red will kick in at 20% (if Low Power Mode isn't enabled), but won't really tell you what the difference is between let's say 19% and 6% (which is enough of a difference).
     
  20. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    Always on. I have an Apple Watch and the battery widget like many others. But if I've been using my phone for a while and still am, particularly before I go somewhere, there's no quicker and easier way to get a bead on the level than just glancing upwards. Otherwise I don't pay it much attention.
     
  21. Coach_BigBud macrumors newbie

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    #22
    Off.... I don't like the clutter and I obsessively look at the percentage throughout the day. No need for it since I go all day without any worries of chasing a charge.
     
  22. gim macrumors 6502

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    On.
    People should get their OCDs treated, seriously. Turning off the battery percentage isn't going to solve the problem. It's just alleviating the symptoms...
     
  23. mattopotamus macrumors G5

    mattopotamus

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    Which is the idea haha.
     
  24. Mxbzz macrumors 6502

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    I leave mine off and refer to the battery widget if I need to know.
     

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