How to get battery percentage in 3.0?

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  1. mrat93 macrumors 65816

    mrat93

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    I installed 3.0 on both mine and my father's iPhone. I previously was jailbroken and had numeric battery. Mine automatically had the percentage when I installed it. My father's, however did not. Does anybody know what the deal is with this?
     
  2. racers macrumors regular

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  3. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Its a feature for 3.0 software, but is hidden for the 3G users, and accessible for 3GS users. For it to work on the 3G iPhone, you will have to jailbreak it, and change some of the files around so you can have the option to turn it off/on in the settings of your iPhone.
     
  4. mrat93 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I didn't jailbreak 3.0 though. It's in a totally different format than it was on 2.2.1
     
  5. charltonx macrumors member

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    I didn't realise this, where did you hear that, I thought the percentage was purely down to files being left over from jailbreaking.
     
  6. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Often when users go from jailbroken with battery percentage to not jailbroken, the batty percentage stay for some reason, which is why I think you have it.
    I don't think it will be available until the official release of 3.0, if that's a new feature at all.
     
  7. RKilbane20 macrumors 6502a

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    I thought 3GS only had the battery meter standard unless you jailbreak you 3g
     
  8. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Where did you hear that?
     
  9. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    Straight from the horse's mouth.
     
  10. iParis macrumors 68040

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    Ah. Thanks.
    That's pretty strange. I expect this to be the third generation iPod touch then.
     
  11. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    Various threads are filled with posts about how to get the % meter, and even some outrage that it doesn't work. Is it really that big of a deal?? The battery bar always tells me what I need to know.
     
  12. racers macrumors regular

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    Exactly, I don't understand why it is so important to some people
     
  13. Telp macrumors 68040

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    It's just really useful to be able to know exactly what is left on the battery. I have it on my laptops too. You can't always tell just from the picture what is left. Thats why i downloaded Free Memory. Purely for the battery % indicator.
     
  14. mrat93 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You'd be surprised at how inaccurate the meter is. I remember once I compared it to the percentage. The percentage was in the low 40's. the meter looked about 2/3 full.
     
  15. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    As did I. Knowing the percentage with a numeric value is nice.

    Plus, Free Memory allows you to free memory when it falls below 20%.
     
  16. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    Thats strange, since the graphic that is displayed is calculated from the same numbers as the percentage.
     
  17. mrat93 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    There's only a few battery icons. The meter doesn't get smeller pixel-by-pixel.
     
  18. Opie macrumors 6502a

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    Whats this little phone next to at&t?
     

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    Call forwarding is on.
     
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    Yeah? Yeah?! That's all you have to say? You aren't even quoting anyone. Waste of a post...
     
  22. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    I'm not sure why the discrepancy, but I bet once you get the % meter you'll find it's inaccurate as well. In other words, it will drop very slowly for a while then take a big "jump" down, or maybe even reverse and go up sometimes. I see this on laptops. The problem is that measuring remaining battery life is an inexact science to begin with. So if you're tying to get a better sense of how many minutes or hours you have left, you'll be disappointed.
     

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