iPhone 3GS: Battery percentage on or off?

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  1. dan7592 macrumors regular

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    How do you have it set? I have it show the battery percentage.
     
  2. DeLoMan macrumors regular

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    Negative. I found I was worrying too much about what % I had left.
     
  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    I like it on, so I can judge how long until I need to charge my phone. :)
     
  4. thelatinist macrumors 603

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    This should really be a poll question. But: On.
     
  5. Maclver macrumors 68020

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    agreed but... On
     
  6. pkoch1 macrumors 6502a

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    I keep it on. It helps me judge how much I can use it before I'll be back home to charge it.
     
  7. cababah macrumors 68000

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    when the battery is near full charge it makes me feel anal about conserving battery and how fast the % is dropping but I do agree that when at 20% and lower, it is helpful to judge how much life you have left before it dies.
     
  8. str1f3 macrumors 68000

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    Don't have a 3GS but had this when jailbroken. Removed it for this exact reason.
     
  9. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    Always on, both on my new 3GS and my old jailbroken 2G.

    I partly need it for the 3GS to make sure it doesn't die though (tethered jailbreak)
     
  10. ThatsMeRight macrumors 68020

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    I always had it turned on, but after a while I thought it was a waste of 'space' and without looks nicer. It's also dissapointing to see your battery drain, slowly but surely...

    Buttttt if the battery percentage is low (you just see that with the battery bar), than I might turn it on to make sure it doesn't fully drain :p
     
  11. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    On... Tho it's inaccurate often enough that I'm not sure why.
     
  12. ste1164 macrumors 6502a

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    On. I like to see how much battery % i have left.
     
  13. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Agreed; it's distracting.
     
  14. anjinha macrumors 604

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    Off. I get paranoid if I see the percentage all the time.
     
  15. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Ohh...that'd be a nice setting to have: Off above 20%, but it comes on after the 20% warning pops up.

    I would use that.

    But as it is now I'd leave it off. It creates stress and really, it doesn't help. I'm gonna use my phone when I want to use my phone! It won't change my behavior, it'll just make me unhappy.
     
  16. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    I like it on.

    But then when i see it in the 50's i start changing the settings so It lasts longer.
     
  17. MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816

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    +1 -- I seem to feel like I have better batt life with it off..
     
  18. scottness macrumors 65816

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  19. machacker macrumors regular

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    I just recently turned mine off. I was too stressed about having it above 75 all the time. So I just cut it off and now I feel better about the not so great battery life. :D
     
  20. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    That's because you're constantly checking your percentage ;)

    I keep mine on.
     
  21. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I keep it on because it's a good reference. May not be a perfect reference, but it beats looking at a rectangle and measuring the filled space.
     
  22. greygray macrumors 68000

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    I leave mine on. It helps me monitor my usage.
     

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