71828 How do I show the battery percentage in the status bar? Patrick Jordan iPhone Life 1528-5456 2011-03-21 May-June 2011 3 3 154 More Battery iPad iPhone More

iPhone, iPad only

imageIf you like keeping track of how much battery life your iPhone or iPad has left, you may want to choose to have the remaining percentage displayed in the status bar at the top of the screen. To toggle this feature on or off for the iPad:


1. Open the Settings app.


2. Tap on the General section in the left pane.

3. Towards the bottom of the list of items in the right pane, you'll see Battery Percentage—just tap to set it to ON or OFF.

To toggle this feature on or off for the iPhone:

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Tap on the General section.

3. On the list of items, you'll see Usage. Tap on that.


4. On the next screen, you'll see the Battery Percentage toggle. Just tap to set it to ON or OFF.