Does anyone leave 'Battery Percentage' on?

ToucheAmore

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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

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Sep 14, 2012
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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?
 

Shadowbech

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Oct 18, 2011
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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.
 

julesgold

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Sep 23, 2014
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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.
 

Glassed Silver

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Mar 10, 2007
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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
 

Taco1933

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Aug 14, 2014
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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.
 

iHeartsteve

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Feb 12, 2012
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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.
 

mrbadbeard

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Sep 17, 2014
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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.
 

The Doctor11

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Dec 15, 2013
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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.
 

d.steve

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Jan 6, 2012
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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.
 

ZombiePete

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Aug 6, 2008
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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.
 

Chief Oddball

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Jun 22, 2009
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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.
 

macfoxpro

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May 17, 2011
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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.
 

joeblow7777

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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.
 

HXGuyAZ

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Sep 3, 2014
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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.
 

Chief Oddball

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Jun 22, 2009
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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
 

Binarymix

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Nov 1, 2007
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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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