iPod touch iOS 7 and iPod touch 5 battery percent

Zmanbaseball2

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I have an iPod touch 5 on iOS 7.1 beta 5...
I tried the guide to get the battery percent on iOS 6 but it is not working on iOS 7. I am talking about the backupbot method which I think is the only method. Anyone here have the battery % on iOS 7? Can anyone help me fix my problem? Thanks in advance!
 
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myrtlebee

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I have an iPod touch 5 on iOS 7.1 beta 2...
I tried the guide to get the battery percent on iOS 6 but it is not working on iOS 7. I am taking about the backupbot method which I think is the only method. Anyone here have the battery % on iOS 7? Can anyone help me fix my problem? Thanks in advance!
You can't get the battery percentage to show on an iPod Touch. Why, I don't know, but you can't.
 

chrisl123

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I know by default you can't but on iOS 6 you can, unjailbroken, by adding a code in an iTunes backup. I am asking why it is not working.
It's really dodgy though. I did that to my iPod and the percentages are erratic and jumpy. Possibly the iPod doesn't have a chip that precisely tells the amount of battery left? Just a thought.;)
 

RoyalStone

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I read somewhere (maybe on MacRumors) about a workaround that works for me. If you go into the accessibility settings and turn on VoiceOver, you can tap on the battery icon and it will read the percentage aloud. You can also set VoiceOver to turn on or off using a triple-click of the home button.
 

mochamom

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I have an iPod touch 5 on iOS 7.1 beta 2...
I tried the guide to get the battery percent on iOS 6 but it is not working on iOS 7. I am taking about the backupbot method which I think is the only method. Anyone here have the battery % on iOS 7? Can anyone help me fix my problem? Thanks in advance!
When I enabled this on my iPod I had the same issue, it didn't work. But when I looked closer I noticed that I had 2 separate entries titled "Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist" in the ibackupbot file. Adding the code to the first one didn't work. When I added the code under the second one, which in my case had a lot more entries than the first one, the battery percentage displayed. Check your ibackupbot file, maybe it's the same for you.
 

Zmanbaseball2

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When I enabled this on my iPod I had the same issue, it didn't work. But when I looked closer I noticed that I had 2 separate entries titled "Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist" in the ibackupbot file. Adding the code to the first one didn't work. When I added the code under the second one, which in my case had a lot more entries than the first one, the battery percentage displayed. Check your ibackupbot file, maybe it's the same for you.

Can I have a screen shot of what you did in I backup bot?
 

YanniDepp

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It's really dodgy though. I did that to my iPod and the percentages are erratic and jumpy.
This.

The iPod touch is really bad at predicting battery life. It always was.

You browse the web for a bit, and it'll tell you there's 20% battery left. You put it down for a few minutes, pick it up again, and it'll be about 40% left. Then, a few minutes later, you'll get another 20% battery warning.

Try and enable the battery percentage if you want. But it won't tell you anything useful.
 

mochamom

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Can I have a screen shot of what you did in I backup bot?
Attached is a small section of the backup file. The code about the battery percentage is at lines 119 and 120. Like others have mentioned though, the percentage display number jumps around a lot and doesn't seem to be real accurate. But it's there. Hope this helps.
 

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Zmanbaseball2

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Attached is a small section of the backup file. The code about the battery percentage is at lines 119 and 120. Like others have mentioned though, the percentage display number jumps around a lot and doesn't seem to be real accurate. But it's there. Hope this helps.

I will report back when I do it. Thanks for the help!
 

Zmanbaseball2

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Attached is a small section of the backup file. The code about the battery percentage is at lines 119 and 120. Like others have mentioned though, the percentage display number jumps around a lot and doesn't seem to be real accurate. But it's there. Hope this helps.

I don't have 120 lines:
 

mochamom

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I don't have 120 lines:
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If you reread my first post I mentioned that in my ibackupbot file there are 2 entries for the file "Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist". One of them is very small, like the one you posted. The other one has many, many more lines of code and that is the one I updated with the battery percent stuff. Look through your entire ibackupbot file for a second entry with that same name and put the code in that one. Good Luck.
 

Khalilkm..

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Frnz jst install ifile and follow these steps...

Var//mobile/library/preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist
 

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Zmanbaseball2

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If you reread my first post I mentioned that in my ibackupbot file there are 2 entries for the file "Library/Preferences/com.apple.springboard.plist". One of them is very small, like the one you posted. The other one has many, many more lines of code and that is the one I updated with the battery percent stuff. Look through your entire ibackupbot file for a second entry with that same name and put the code in that one. Good Luck.

I got the percentage now. I though I was to add the code myself. I notice the code was already in the file and I just had to make it true from false. I got the percent now!
 
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