How To Show iPhone & iPad Battery Life As A Percentage
We show you how to display your iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPad Air or iPad Mini 2's battery life as a numeric percentage
Ahhhh iPhones. iPhones and their batteries. They catch us short all the time - and it’s important to know how much battery you have left. iPads are no way near as bad, of course – but they do have much bigger batteries. Still, it's sometimes nice to see exactly how much juice you have left, rather than staring at an arbitrary green bar. And the best way to do this is by switching on "battery life percentage" mode in iOS' Settings.
This method is simple and easy to do and, importantly, works on both iPhones and iPads, regardless of generation. All you need is iOS up and running and you can switch on numerical percentages for your device’s battery life readout.
Follow these steps to do so:
- Tap on Settings
- Tap on General
- Tap on Usage
- Switch on Battery Percentage
This method is simple and easy to do and, importantly, works on both iPhones and iPads, regardless of generation. All you need is iOS up and running and you can switch on numerical percentages for your device’s battery life readout. Note: This method works with any iPhone model running iOS 7 (and earlier versions of iOS too)
Apple’s latest build of iOS –– iOS 8 –– now includes a new battery-related feature that lets you see which applications are hogging all your juice. The new feature, titled Battery Usage, can be found in Settings (just above the Battery Percentage option) and shows you exactly which applications have been sucking up the most battery either over the past 24 hours or the past week. Interestingly, in our tests, Safari almost always comes out on top in both instances. But then again we’re pretty heavy web-browsers, so your main offender might be different.
And if you’re interested in the next big thing to hit your iPhone – Apple’s iOS 8.1 update – be sure to read our iOS 8.1 Review, as well as our features on iOS 8’s HomeKit, which is a new API inside iOS that’ll allow your iPhone to communicate with objects in your home – things like lights, taps and your HDTV.
We know, we know – that sounds like some form of voodoo. How can your iPhone talk to your toaster? The answer is simple and is already happening – it’s called The Internet of Things (IOT) and it is about to revolutionise your home. Seriously, the next couple of years are going to be insane…
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