Battery %

daydayvol

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Sounds really stupid but no battery % at the top is really a bummer for me. I will get over it but it is something I have used since my first iphone. I probably should be more worried about a home button being gone but I will really miss that % at the top.
 

MacTechnics

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I wonder if you can switch it to show the percentage instead of the battery icon without having to go to control center...I agree, I don't like that but it's definitely NOT a deal breaker.
 
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nlkccom

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It's not a deal breaker, but it definitely will be something annoying for me.
 

daydayvol

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You can see it in control centre.
yeah, I know but it is just different. Just something to adjust to. I like change overall but didn't even really think about this being something I would have to adjust to.
 

daydayvol

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haha, I don't focus on it, the quick glance is nice. IOS 11 has destroyed my battery life though so recently I have looked at it more often.
 

bambooshots

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It shows up when you swipe down for the control center though, right?

I wonder if they could adapt the Apple Watch battery indicator to the X. Seems to be a perfect fit, the % inside the circle.
 

Aibocyrus

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I’ll miss the % too but having just the battery showing will be a more minimalistic look which is kind of what they are going for here with the X
 

junglesnake

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Oct 17, 2011
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I thought I seen a video that showed the percentage on the left side! Not 100 percent sure though but sucks if not.
 

ckurt25

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I usually have the battery % turned on with my 7+ and I noticed something... If you go into Low Power Mode it will show the %, even if % is turned off. I wonder if this works the same on the X.
 

Zigourney

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Sep 27, 2017
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I would be surprised if the option to see the % on the home screen wasn't available in the menu options.
Don't see any logical reason why that would be removed.
 

daydayvol

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It shows up when you swipe down for the control center though, right?

I wonder if they could adapt the Apple Watch battery indicator to the X. Seems to be a perfect fit, the % inside the circle.
I like that idea.
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Is there no way to turn it on in the battery settings?
Not sure. One of the videos, Techradar maybe, said you could not have it anymore.
 

Chupa Chupa

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The icon is still there. Good enough to give you an idea where your battery is at. % is kind of useless data because battery doesn't drain at a constant rate. So the fact you might be at 50% at noon doesn't mean you'll be good until midnight.
 

tkukoc

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You should try hiding the battery percent on your current phone, I find I worry a lot less about my battery life if I don't see it going down while I'm using it.
I never ever would have agreed with this before this summer. I don't remember who told me to do that at the time but I took their advice.. and yes I 100% agree I don't find myself looking at the battery life like a hawk anymore.
 
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nia820

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Yeah I'll miss my battery percentage. Like someone said before, I hope they later on give you an option of replacing the battery icon with percentage number.