iPhone Life magazine

See percentage of battery life 
(iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPhone 4)

Issue: 

Battery Percentage featureBattery Percentage featureIf you want to see a more precise measure of the amount of power remaining in your battery, activate the Battery Percentage feature on the iPhone.


  1. Open the Settings app and go to General >Usage.


  2. Flip the "Battery Percentage" switch to the "On" position.


This causes the percentage of remaining power to be displayed next to the battery power icon in the upper right corner of the screen.

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