I’m pretty sure that Apple slipped this in with the iPhone OS 3.0 update; there is finally a way to see the exact battery percentage in your iPhone’s status bar, rather than just having to guess from the small battery icon. I swear it seems like the battery icon only reads 25%/50%/75% ok maybe it’s a bit better than that but still having the actually percentage is so much more useful. Enabling it is quite simple:
- Flick over to the left of your first apps page and search for Settings (or just find the icon itself) and launch it
- Once Settings loads, scroll down until you find General, click on it
- Under general find and go into the Usage section
- Right at the top there is a little switch next to Battery Percentage, just flip the switch and voila!
Enjoy being able to accurately determine your remaining battery life!
Also, I’m not 100% (bad pun intended) sure if this option is available to iPod Touch users. If you have an iPod Touch why don’t you have a quick look around and let us know in the comments?