iOS 7 + 8 Quick Tip: How to enable Battery Percentage indicator on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

iOS 7 Quick Tip: How to activate the battery percentage indicator on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod TouchThis article will explain how to enable the battery percentage indicator in iOS 7 + 8 on iPhone, iPad (Mini) and iPod Touch (Note: iPod Touch requires advanced steps to enable batter percentage as it doesn’t appear by default – see video below). The battery percentage indicator is an essential feature to accurately assess the current battery level of your iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch. I personally think that Apple should have this feature turned on by default in iOS 7 and iOS 8. Without the battery percentage, you have to guess at how much battery life you have left based on the little battery icon.

Have you ever wondered how to activate the battery percentage meter on your iDevice? It is quite easy to do but the On/Off toggle is somewhat hidden. Here are the steps:

1. Open the Settings App

2. Navigate to General –> Usage –> Battery Percentage. Flip the toggle to “On” to activate and enable the battery percentage indicator next to the battery icon at the top right of your device.

Easy as that. Now you know how to turn on the battery percentage toggle switch in iOS 7 and iOS 8.

For the iPod Touch it is a little trickier to enable the batter percentage feature as it does not appear by default. Because this requires advanced steps, I am including a link to a video that will take you through these steps (requires additional free software): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rp1MLLkFfKw

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