I think the ultimate battery solution is to just turn the battery percentage off

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nn88, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. nn88 macrumors newbie

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    Its going to save you the stress and problems of trying to figure out what your battery life is. The percentage is just an estimation anyways. Charge it when you need to and live life. You'll know when you need to charge it in. You always know.
     
  2. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    I can't agree with this more. Turned off the battery percentage a couple of years ago and I've never looked back.
     
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  4. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    Tupi did that too and stopped stressing over it.
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I keep it on as a guideline, but don't do anything about it until my phone gives me an audible warning at 14%.
     
  6. Harmonious Zen macrumors 6502a

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    Best advice I've seen in years. Out of sight, out of mind. Probably 75% of the "issues" on here could be resolved this way.
     
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    I'm not stressed by battery life of my devices, but I can't stand without a numerical indication.
     
  9. cynics macrumors G4

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    I work on my phone, generally charge it twice a day and can't afford for it to die on me.

    I try to just keep it plugged in anytime possible.

    If I was more of a casual user or knew the phone could last me from the time I woke up until the time I went to bed I would turn the percentage off.
     
  10. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    I think doing this will improve the experience for most people, not all. I think this is why there's no battery indicator on the Watch.
     
  11. tardman91 macrumors 65816

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    I've never used it as long as it's been available for this very reason. I've got a lot of other things to worry about than how my phone dropped 1% in whatever time frame.
     
  12. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    I don't think I could turn it off. I'll start itching and scratching.
     
  13. MistahMumford macrumors 6502

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    Having the percentage turned off definitely improves the experience for me!
     
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    Agreed
     
  16. neteng101 macrumors 65816

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    Why not just smash the screen where the battery indicator lives. Problem solved. :p
     
  17. Lashae macrumors member

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    Hmm you may be right, I saw this thread last night and decided to turn off my percentage.

    Usually i'd charge my Plus once a day, today however, I didn't charge it at all and when I looked at my usage at the end of the day i'd gone 13 hours and when I finally plugged it in at about 10:30PM I still had 25% still left.

    There's really no need to panic about the battery because the life is great, now that i've turned the percentage off I don't even think about it anymore. :D
     
  18. TigerMSTR macrumors regular

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    Yup. When I had the percentage on I'd always be staring at it, stressing when it drops by 1% every few minutes. With it off I just don't care.
     
  19. flyinmac macrumors 68040

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    Great... Someone asks you what time it is, you glance at your now dead Apple watch, and say Apparently it's time to charge my watch.

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    They have an app for that

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    I like turtles too. I miss the ones that drew pictures when you fed them numbers.

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    I just tried turning off my percentage count, but my battery lost 0.000000000000000001 percent by the time I opened the settings app, so I aborted quickly to conserve battery power ;)
     
  20. hamiltonDSi macrumors 68000

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    I agree with the OP.
    Since the iPhone 5 I'm using my devices with the percentage turned off.
     
  21. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    The OS comes with the battery percentage off by default. Don't know why you're enabling it in the first place.
     
  22. Skika macrumors 68030

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    I have mine turned off, i only wish there was an option it would automatically turn on at 20% thats the only time im interested in %.
     
  23. MistahMumford macrumors 6502

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    Now that would be awesome and something I've thought about for a while. To take it up a bit, it could be customizable to turn on at a few different percentage options like 20, 30, 40, and 50!
     
  24. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    Normally I have mine turned on. But lately it's been bothering me every hour seeing the % go down by 1. So I am going to turn it off and test and see how it goes. I know I get very annoyed when it's off but something I have to deal with and see.
     
  25. ElectronGuru macrumors 65816

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    On only for testing, like to see how a new model or app or setting is affecting the rate. But day to day it would drive me insane.
     

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