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How-To: Turn on the battery percentage meter on your iPhone

Categories: How-To, iOS / iPhone OS
By: , IntoMobile
Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 at 1:32 AM

Aside from the graphical representation of a battery life, you may also want to see the remaining juice of your iPhone represented in percentage points. Luckily this capability comes built-in and you can quickly enable it by taking the next few steps:

  • Tap “Settings”
  • Then “General”
  • Tap “Usage” and you’ll see the screen with information on the iPhone usage since last charge, including standby time, call time and data usage. You don’t need that now and you should…
  • Turn on the toggle for “Battery Percentage”

And you’re done! Click the home button and now you’ll see the remaining percentage of battery life in the top notification bar. This information will be visible across all screens of the operating system…

[Via: tipb]

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Dusan has been using smartphones since their introduction and is now following the latest trends in the industry. The "convergence" is what he's most excited about, and writing about it is the next logical thing to do. He thinks that using a smartphone is what everyone who cares about their time should do. In addition to his interests in mobile phones, Dusan also loves to experiment with the latest web and mobile 2.0 services. The idea of accessing and managing your information from any device no matter where you are simply amazes him. Whether it's an online to-do list, note taking service or a video sharing social network, he's there to try it out. He admits though, he's still searching for the ultimate web-based organizational tool, which "sings" perfectly with the mobile PIM application. Dusan used to run Symbian Watch which later became part of IntoMobile. He lives in Serbia, South-East Europe, from where he edits the site on a daily basis.