Inside iOS: How to Turn on Battery Percentage in iOS

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The battery indicator in the top-right corner of the iPhone and iPod touch is useful, but it’s hard to determine exactly how much battery percentage you have remaining. Thankfully, there is a way to find out that exact percentage on iOS. For iPhone users, the process is tremendously easy. The first step is to navigate to Settings and tap on General. Then, you’ll want to tap Usage and turn on Battery Percentage. Voila, you’ve got a much more accurate way to determine how long your device will last before it needs to be recharged…

For iPod touch users, the process is more complex but still rather simplistic. Since Apple does not include native support for battery percentage on the iPod touch, you’ll have to use an alternative means to determine your battery level. To begin, navigate to Settings > General > Accessibility. Next, scroll down and tap on Triple-click Home and set it to VoiceOver. Now, return to your device’s home screen, and triple-click the home button very quickly. Then, tap the battery icon in the top-right corner and the exact battery percentage will be read aloud.


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