Battery Percentage?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TWO2SEVEN, Jan 29, 2012.

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Do you use the battery percentage feature?

  1. Yes

    138 vote(s)
    80.2%
  2. No

    34 vote(s)
    19.8%
  1. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

    TWO2SEVEN

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    #1
    Just curious to see how many people use the battery percentage feature. Personally, I leave it off. One of the few things I am OCD about is charging my gadgets. When I see the number going down it makes me want to plug it in haha. :rolleyes:
     
  2. motorazr macrumors 6502

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    I always leave it on. Have since it came out, and it drives me nuts when I have a friends phone who has left it off. For me it's a big deal to decide if I need to be charging my phone in the car; should I stop doing something frivolous; do I need to be tethering right now, etc. Granted I do feel like my iPhone 4s battery is starting to really not last like it used to.. but .. I prefer to know exactly what its doing.
     
  3. TWO2SEVEN thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I think another reason I leave it off is because of how fast my battery drains.

    I get to work around 6:45. I usually end up plugging it in somewhere around lunch. This is with moderate use. If I'm listening to Pandora, iHeartRadio, or Stitcher it drains much faster (obviously).
     
  4. RocketRed macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    Battery Percentage!

    One of the things I missed about iOS/iPhone 4S is the ability to see how much battery life you have left, in numbers.

    Android phones don't have the option to do this. I guess they don't need to since many phones have terrible battery life.
     
  5. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 4S: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I use it; I like seeing the more detailed view of its status. But I'm not OCD about charging it. When it needs charging, I charge it.
     
  6. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    I have to leave it on ... turning it off can cause 1 thing to happen ... your phone goes dead when you need it
     
  7. okrelayer macrumors 6502a

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    I used to show it, but I found myself paying to close attention to the numbers so I turned it off. Drives me mad, I barely wanna use my phone!
     
  8. Kentochan macrumors 6502

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    #9
    I jailbroke my iPod touch 2nd gen just to get the battery percentage! Now with my 4S, it's a feature I can't go without!
     
  9. dsquared81 macrumors 6502

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    same here to the t
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    I use it, its a nice feature to provide feedback on the status of your battery.
     
  11. plainwhitetay macrumors regular

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    Usually have it on my iPhone 4. Recently turned it off just to see it looked in the status bar. Way different if not used to it! Haha. But then I thought about it, and it's not necessary for me. I never drain my battery completely on a usual day. If I'm gonna have a longer day, I'll probably enable it again, but for now, not using it.
     
  12. Edge1978 macrumors 6502

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    #13
    I leave it on. I like to know how much percentage I have left. Especially after the 10% warning
     
  13. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    I use it. The battery indicator without the percentage isn't very specific. 90% charge looks almost the same as 60% charge.
     
  14. andyx3x macrumors 65816

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    There are many apps in the Android market which will give you this info.
     
  15. harpyeagle macrumors regular

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    I use it because it takes the computation (how long before you need to charge it again) out of the mind when you are looking at your phone sometimes on a busy day. I normally use every ounce before I recharge.
     
  16. whiskeytown macrumors member

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    #17
    I have it off. When I had it turned on, I turned utterly OCD about battery drain. I'm happier to just charge it up when it hits the 20% mark.
     
  17. TWO2SEVEN thread starter macrumors 68040

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    #18
    Same here.
     
  18. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I thought I was the only one...
     
  19. TWO2SEVEN thread starter macrumors 68040

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    You're not alone. However, the "nos" seem to be in the minority haha
     
  20. wickerman1893 macrumors 6502

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    I love it....and can't use my phone without it now. It really helps me time out when I'll need to charge my phone if I'm really busy during the day.
     
  21. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    I keep it off on all my devices. When I had it on, I would find myself obsessing over what percentage battery I had left and how quickly it was changing. As soon as I turned it off, I actually began using my devices. I like having the option to toggle it on when I need to check real quick before I leave the house, but I always turn it off after that.
     
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  23. Hastings101 macrumors 68010

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    I always have it on. I like knowing how much battery life I have left, though on the iPhone 4S it doesn't seem very reliable. Sometimes while using it the percentage will barely move, but if I do the same thing some other time the percentage will drop at a ridiculous rate.
     
  24. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    I voted NO. I don't have the % ON, but I will check occasionally % to see if I can get through the day without charging.
     

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