Battery Percentage?

Do you use the battery percentage feature?

  • Yes

    Votes: 138 80.2%
  • No

    Votes: 34 19.8%

  • Total voters
    172

TWO2SEVEN

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Jun 27, 2010
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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:
 

motorazr

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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.
 

TWO2SEVEN

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Jun 27, 2010
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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.
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).
 

RocketRed

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Jan 25, 2012
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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.
 

SandboxGeneral

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Sep 8, 2010
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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.
 

Apple OC

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Oct 14, 2010
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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
 

okrelayer

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May 25, 2008
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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!
 

dsquared81

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Apr 11, 2010
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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.
same here to the t
 

plainwhitetay

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Dec 28, 2010
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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.
 

Edge1978

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Sep 11, 2011
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I leave it on. I like to know how much percentage I have left. Especially after the 10% warning
 

wordoflife

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Jul 6, 2009
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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.
 

harpyeagle

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Mar 18, 2011
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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.
 

wickerman1893

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Dec 16, 2008
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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.
 

Agent-P

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Dec 5, 2009
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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.
 

Hastings101

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Jun 22, 2010
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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.