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  1. substring's Avatar
    Does anyone know how to bring back the battery percentage on display? Or it is not possible?
    09-28-2018 08:16 AM
  2. wenrob's Avatar
    It’s in Control Center now. Just slide down from the right corner.
    substring likes this.
    09-28-2018 08:18 AM
  3. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I also looked for the battery percentage. I do believe Apple changed that to the pull down screen only.
    substring, ladyc0524 and judgetom like this.
    09-28-2018 08:19 AM
  4. Stan Jackson's Avatar
    Does anyone know how to bring back the battery percentage on display? Or it is not possible?
    Not possible as far as i know. Thats a software “feature” that nobody wanted lol. Hopefully they change it
    Spencerdl and substring like this.
    09-28-2018 08:19 AM
  5. substring's Avatar
    Yeah, having to slide down from the right upper corner in order to see the percentage is very inconvenient. I sure hope they can fix it. Or at least give us the option to REPLACE the green bar with the percentage number.
    09-28-2018 08:22 AM
  6. MizWylie's Avatar
    It’s annoying and been happening since the X. My favorite widget is the battery widget because I can swipe right and see my watch, the phone and my Bluetooth earbuds. Otherwise, you kind of get used to not having the battery percentage.
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    09-28-2018 11:27 AM
  7. ivanwi11iams's Avatar
    Curious why you think this is inconvenient.

    After all, it is not like you are sitting there looking at the battery percentage all the time. Now, if the battery icon was NOT visible on the main display, I would totally understand the need to keep the percentage on the main screen.

    To be honest, I wouldn't worry about the battery, till you see the icon turn red...

    Yeah, having to slide down from the right upper corner in order to see the percentage is very inconvenient. I sure hope they can fix it. Or at least give us the option to REPLACE the green bar with the percentage number.
    TgeekB likes this.
    09-28-2018 11:52 AM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yeah, having to slide down from the right upper corner in order to see the percentage is very inconvenient. I sure hope they can fix it. Or at least give us the option to REPLACE the green bar with the percentage number.
    Doubt they will fix it -- been that way since the iPhone X. Only so much info you can fit into the top left / right.
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    09-28-2018 02:54 PM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    To be honest, I wouldn't worry about the battery, till you see the icon turn red...
    Ooo I can't do that. Once under half (40 ish%) is when I start noticing then usually charge up :P.
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    09-28-2018 02:55 PM
  10. mogelijk's Avatar
    Doubt they will fix it -- been that way since the iPhone X. Only so much info you can fit into the top left / right.
    While I somewhat agree with that, I have thought they should give an option to show a battery icon or a number -- though Apple is not big on giving users a choice.

    If nothing else, it would be nice if they'd give the option for the percentage (with the icon) on the Max, since there is the added space which isn't being used.
    09-28-2018 03:06 PM
  11. Almeuit's Avatar
    While I somewhat agree with that, I have thought they should give an option to show a battery icon or a number -- though Apple is not big on giving users a choice.

    If nothing else, it would be nice if they'd give the option for the percentage (with the icon) on the Max, since there is the added space which isn't being used.
    Oh I agree it would be nice but since it has been a year + and no change my hope is small for them in doing so. They want things to look a certain way up there hence why they never adopt icons being up there or anything.
    09-28-2018 04:05 PM
  12. Cladster's Avatar
    If they can make is so you can have it on your watch screen, don't get why not for the phone.
    09-28-2018 05:26 PM
  13. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    It is mildly annoying. It bothered me more when I first got my X and I’ve grown used to it since then. I find I don’t need to see the percentage all that often anyway. And with my XS Max I never have a reason.
    09-28-2018 08:20 PM
  14. Raptor007's Avatar
    There is plenty of room on the XS Max to fit the % indicator, they do it on the Plus series, they should give the option to have a numeric % or a batter icon.
    Cladster likes this.
    09-28-2018 08:32 PM
  15. C6TX6's Avatar
    I don't care, used to it. At LEAST you can see % by swiping down.
    Now what I REALLY wish they'd bring back is dBM signal instead of bars...
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    09-29-2018 06:44 AM
  16. TgeekB's Avatar
    Really not an issue for me. Looking at the battery indicator gives me a general idea and it’s not difficult to pull down the control center.
    09-29-2018 07:28 AM
  17. ivanwi11iams's Avatar
    With the new Siri shortcuts, any option you could use there to get the battery info when you need it?

    Just an idea. But, I still think a simple swipe down would suffice.
    TgeekB likes this.
    09-29-2018 08:08 AM
  18. Carraser23's Avatar
    Does anyone know how to bring back the battery percentage on display? Or it is not possible?
    You can also use the battery widget
    09-29-2018 08:05 PM
  19. MooMooPrincess's Avatar
    You can change it if you jailbreak your device, other than that no dice.
    09-29-2018 09:11 PM
  20. Chief G-Hawk's Avatar
    I typically don't care about the battery % displaying. Even on my previous iPhone, it's always been off. I do have an apple watch so I have the battery widget and if I really need to check my bettery level, i can just take a quick glimpse at the battery widget. I personally think it's just too redundant to have it shown on the top, but that's just me and my opinion.
    09-30-2018 05:43 PM
  21. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I think it was a good move. Too many users watch and dwell on the battery % too much.
    Last edited by Ledsteplin; 10-01-2018 at 09:33 AM.
    TgeekB and Spencerdl like this.
    09-30-2018 07:21 PM
  22. phreddyl's Avatar
    Curious why you think this is inconvenient.

    After all, it is not like you are sitting there looking at the battery percentage all the time. Now, if the battery icon was NOT visible on the main display, I would totally understand the need to keep the percentage on the main screen.

    To be honest, I wouldn't worry about the battery, till you see the icon turn red...
    I find it annoying. Like an extra step to see the percentage. Personally I wish it was an option. IMO I see waiting for it to be red is like not seeing how much gas I have left till the gas light comes on.
    09-30-2018 07:28 PM
  23. ivanwi11iams's Avatar
    I find it annoying. Like an extra step to see the percentage. Personally I wish it was an option. IMO I see waiting for it to be red is like not seeing how much gas I have left till the gas light comes on.
    Touché
    phreddyl likes this.
    09-30-2018 08:57 PM
  24. Raptor007's Avatar
    Its more about Apple taking it away and saying get used to it. Some will, some won't and a lot do care. Its nice to see the %, why should I have to swipe to get it. I feel they did it so users wouldn't look at the battery percentage since apple always offers the smallest batteries in their phones, yes the OS can be more efficient, but the quality of their batteries is in question.
    10-03-2018 05:04 PM

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