How to hide battery percent 8.2?

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  1. lyceumHQ, Mar 21, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2015

    lyceumHQ macrumors 6502a

    lyceumHQ

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    can anyone tell me how to do this?

    I have an iPod touch 5th gen on 8.2 and in the status bar there's the battery icon and next to it the battery percent. I don't need both.

    But unlike on the iPhone I can't see anywhere in the settings to disable the battery percentage?

    How do I get rid of it?

    Edit. This should be in the iPod touch section. Sorry.
     
  2. lyceumHQ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    Has it been jailbroken in the past by chance?

    By default, the iPod touch doesn't have the setting even though it can use it. I remember on my 4th gen there was a tweak in cydia to let you enable/disable it. But if you restored the iPod while it was enabled, sometimes it would stick.

    There was also a way to turn it on without being jailbroken by modifying a plist file somewhere.

    In fact, I found a little snippet on the Apple Support forum about it:

    Not sure if it works on iOS 8 still, but it might be worth a shot. Should just be able to change it to false.
     
  4. lyceumHQ thread starter macrumors 6502a

    lyceumHQ

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    It was jail broken. It's second hand so entirely possible the previous owner added the tweak.

    I do jailbreak both my phone and iPad but never saw the need with the iPod since its used just for music and is perfectly functional as is so I don't need the extra functionality a jailbreak brings. So I just update it whenever there is an update available.

    I restored it from a backup of an iPod 4th gen I had a few years back so will restore and set up as new see if that gets rid of it. It's entirely possible I used the above tweak to show battery percentage on the old iPod and it's translated over.
     

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