iPhone Does iOS13 give you battery % in the status bar without pulling down Control Center?


Shirasaki

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How Apple can give you battery percentage without sufficient screen real estate?

In short, no. No battery percentage without pulling control Center.
 

chabig

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Why can’t they give the choice of the battery icon or the percentage?
They can but they choose not to. Apple generally leans towards simplicity, not complexity. If you want a tangled complexity of user preference settings, see Windows.
 
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MozMan68

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They can but they choose not to. Apple generally leans towards simplicity, not complexity. If you want a tangled complexity of user preference settings, see Windows.
I'm pretty sure my Windows toolbar also only shows a battery icon and will only show percentage when I mouse over it.

But wouldn't that be nice on iPhone? Just long press on the battery icon to bring up battery info in a small pop-up window? That's something they do with a bunch of other stuff.
 

MozMan68

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How about a small drag down on the battery icon? It already does that.
I'm talking about all of the other battery info as well that shows up if added as a widget...like airpod batter levels...why not just bring up the widget?

I know...why not just swipe right for that? Some things (like battery life) are more important to some people than others.

I personally don't mind swiping down, but they have "show battery percentage" as an option on non-notch phones. Why couldn't it be an option on notch phones and simply show the percentage INSTEAD OF the battery icon? It's not a crazy request IMHO....and honestly, if I had that choice, I would choose the percentage over the icon.
 

ajiuo

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Why not put the % inside of the battery. No extra space required.
 

StuBFrost

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They can but they choose not to. Apple generally leans towards simplicity, not complexity. If you want a tangled complexity of user preference settings, see Windows.
There already is a battery percentage option for use on other models so it is not even adding to the options, just implementing it differently.

For me, the battery icon is a waste of time since it is hard to tell what percentage is left.
 

Shirasaki

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They can but they choose not to. Apple generally leans towards simplicity, not complexity. If you want a tangled complexity of user preference settings, see Windows.
Or look no further than Apple Music app in iOS 13. One More step required to activate “repeat” and “shuffle” than before for unknown reasons, or four steps is required to start the markup of a photo. Go figure.
 

Armen

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The truth is people obsess over battery percentage so much you see threads like "is it normal for 1% battery drop every hour" pop up all over the place. I think Apple made the right move by removing it from the status bar and still making it available at a glance.