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):

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  • Sri

    FYI, that setting isn’t available on iOS6 on an iPod Touch – it appears to be iPhone only.

    • Doug Holcomb

      I looked into this more and you are so right. Thanks for pointing this out. I’m not sure why Apple hasn’t included this for the iPod Touch. Hopefully in iOS 7!

  • wofficer21

    (On iPod touch) It’s not there

    • TeachMeiOS

      It appears that Apple was originally going to turn this feature on for iPod Touch in iOS 7 but it may have gotten pulled last minute – bummer! Thanks for the comment.

      • Mark Boltz

        They also did that for an optional black keyboard toggle :(

  • AppleCreate

    only ipod touch 5th gen can doo that