Turn off the battery percentage. Can you?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by blueroom, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. blueroom macrumors 603

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    A while back I shut off the battery percentage indicator on all of my devices that supported it. MacBook, iPhone, iPad...

    I found myself constantly checking it, always a cause for concern it seemed. I've shut it off and now I don't worry about it.

    Can you?
     
  2. Shaun.P macrumors 68000

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    Settings > General > Usage > Battery Percentage > Off.

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    This is the number one way to stop worrying about battery life. Fact.
     
  4. blueroom thread starter macrumors 603

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    I know how to do it, just wondering if all those folks that constantly worry about such stuff can.

    Something like getting your first scratch or dent ; car, MacBook, iPhone, child :)
     
  5. C DM, Jan 31, 2012
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  6. Lukkee24 macrumors 6502a

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    I leave it on because I find it to be useful.
     
  7. slu macrumors 68000

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    This is what I did. Worked great!
     
  8. jacob11 macrumors member

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    Baterry percentage warns you to charge the phone so i advice you not to off untill it is necessary.
     
  9. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I leave it on because I never worry about it. I know that the pop-up 20% warning means I still have a fair amount of use left. Even THAT doesn't cause me to rush to find a charger.

    So I leave it on because it doesn't bother me.

    But yeah, I know a guy who asks to borrow my charger whenever he hits 80%. That guy really needs to turn his percentage meter off. I guess you're more similar to him? Yes, you'll be more happy without it.
     
  10. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    WoW he panics at 80%.....lol

    I get a full days usage.
     
  11. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    I leave it on. I'm don't get worried about battery life, but its good to know when my iPhone's on 1% so I can plug it in to charge ... Otherwise it turns itself off and when you plug it in it takes ages to charge enough to turn back on :rolleyes:

    BTW, is there a way to get rid of the warnings "Your battery is at 20%" and "Your battery is at 10%"? They're annoying :(

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    Someone's going to have a lot of cycles on their iPhone's battery :eek:
     
  12. Tiptizzle macrumors 6502

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    A cycle is a full discharge and recharge (100% total but not at once), so his cycles aren't going to change from plugging it in earlier.
     

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