ToucheAmore

macrumors newbie
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Sep 25, 2014
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I just can't do it. I get way too anxious about watching the percentage drops lol
 

GoSh4rks

macrumors 6502
Sep 14, 2012
310
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My batter percentage has been stuck permanently on as a remnant from SBSettings through jailbreaking my original iphone, where I was using that option. I've never setup any of my phones as new since the 2g and now I can't turn it off - the switch has never worked for me. Anybody know of where the setting could be living in the restore?
 
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Shadowbech

macrumors 604
Oct 18, 2011
6,902
2,901
I keep mine on. From 100% to 99% it can take about good 30-50 minute of usage to lose 1% (everytime). Unlike my iPad Mini Retina, it takes about 5 minutes of usage before it drops to 99%. But nonetheless it does not bug me. I like to keep it on so I know where the battery level is.
 
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julesgold

macrumors regular
Sep 23, 2014
191
1
I do leave it on. Once my phone reaches 25-30% I try to not use it, and leave some percentage left in case of an emergency.
 
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Glassed Silver

macrumors 68020
Mar 10, 2007
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2,561
Kassel, Germany
Of course I have it on. As a heavy user I have better control when to take longer breaks or when to switch over to iPad for certain things.

Glassed Silver:mac
 
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Taco1933

macrumors 6502a
Aug 14, 2014
599
293
I definitely leave it on. It's just easier to read. I don't fret over it. Btw only down to 62% since 8am. Not bad.
 
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Binarymix

macrumors 65816
Nov 1, 2007
1,110
343
Yes, I'd like to know approx. when my phone is going to die.

Red does nothing for me :)
 
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iHeartsteve

macrumors 65816
Feb 12, 2012
1,217
86
Always leave it on...have to know if it gets down too low. I can't imagine not having it on.
 
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mrbadbeard

macrumors newbie
Sep 17, 2014
16
1
Fort Worth, TX
Yep

I like the percentage to be shown. Battery life is great, but it's still nice to get a quick glimpse to see how long until I need a charge.
 
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The Doctor11

macrumors 603
Dec 15, 2013
5,931
1,339
New York
Never ever ever ever ever had it off and never ever ever ever ever want it off. I can see a number and not be OCD about it. And I like to know what I have left.
 
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d.steve

macrumors 6502
Jan 6, 2012
333
119
Yeah. If for no other reason that there's nothing else in that space if I don't have it on, so no real downside to having more information.
 
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ZombiePete

macrumors 68020
Aug 6, 2008
2,300
1,025
San Antonio, TX
Nope, I leave it off. If I see the number there I find myself checking it all the time; when it's off I don't even think about battery life most of the time.
 
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Chief Oddball

macrumors regular
Jun 22, 2009
218
60
DFW
I've been leaving it on since it was an option in vanilla iOS. Goes back to the 3GS days, I'm pretty sure. iOS 4 maybe?

Can't imagine not being able to see it. I'm OCPD like that.
 
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macfoxpro

macrumors 6502
May 17, 2011
499
400
USA
How do you turn it on with the 6 Plus? I was looking and can't find it. My other iPhone was left on since my jailbreak SBS Settings. I would love to turn on percentages. Perhaps I will look again. thanks in advance.
 
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joeblow7777

macrumors 604
Sep 7, 2010
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Always leave it on...have to know if it gets down too low. I can't imagine not having it on.

Ditto. As long as you're not neurotic, I can't think of a good reason why you wouldn't want an accurate measure of how much juice is in your battery.
 
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HXGuyAZ

macrumors 6502
Sep 3, 2014
345
1
I've been leaving it on since it was an option in vanilla iOS. Goes back to the 3GS days, I'm pretty sure. iOS 4 maybe?

Can't imagine not being able to see it. I'm OCPD like that.

Yep. I wish I could turn off the battery icon and just keep the percentage.
 
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Chief Oddball

macrumors regular
Jun 22, 2009
218
60
DFW
How do you turn it on with the 6 Plus? I was looking and can't find it. My other iPhone was left on since my jailbreak SBS Settings. I would love to turn on percentages. Perhaps I will look again. thanks in advance.

Settings -> General -> Usage -> Battery Percentage
 
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Binarymix

macrumors 65816
Nov 1, 2007
1,110
343
How do you turn it on with the 6 Plus? I was looking and can't find it. My other iPhone was left on since my jailbreak SBS Settings. I would love to turn on percentages. Perhaps I will look again. thanks in advance.

Settings > General > Usage > Battery Percentage
 
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