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How to Show Battery Percentage on Your iPhone 3G S

How to Show Battery Percentage on Your iPhone 3G S

Posted June 22, 2009 at 10:56am by iClarified · 289715 views
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These are instructions on how to get your iPhone 3G S to show its remaining battery life in percent.

Step One
Press to launch Settings from your iPhone SpringBoard.
How to Show Battery Percentage on Your iPhone 3G S

Step Two
Tap to select General from the Settings menu.
How to Show Battery Percentage on Your iPhone 3G S

Step Three
Press to select Usage from the General menu.
How to Show Battery Percentage on Your iPhone 3G S

Step Four
Move the Battery Percentage switch to the ON position. Notice the remain battery life will be displayed at the top right of the screen in percentage form.
How to Show Battery Percentage on Your iPhone 3G S How to Show Battery Percentage on Your iPhone 3G S
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doppelgriff
doppelgriff - June 23, 2009 at 10:27pm
I managed to enable it on my iphone 2G but it only shows up when my screen is locked. When I unlock it, it is hidden by my alarm icon! :( Anyone knows how I can fix this? The alarm icon is a bit further when the screen is lock but seems to overlap when it is unlocked.
Frank
Frank - June 22, 2009 at 11:30am
Can I show the battery percentage using the iPhone 3G with the 3.0 OS... Or is battery percentage only capable with the 3GS?
George B
George B - June 22, 2009 at 11:35am
Yeah 3g is game. its a 3.0 software feature, not a hardware feature
bobyjoe
bobyjoe - June 22, 2009 at 11:46am
Use asBattery -> Cydia -> Repo -> iphone-notes.de
Sachin
Sachin - June 22, 2009 at 12:11pm
Well, technically this is a 3GS feature only, but it's added to the firmwares for the other devices as well. To enable it, jailbreak your device, install sbsettings from Cydia, and then on sbsettings's pull down menu, click "More", then in the app that launches, click "extras" and turn on the "numeric battery" setting. sbsettings has had this option before 3.0, but in 3.0, since the firmware already supports it, this merely enables the numeric battery setting already on the device instead of installing support for it when you install sbsettings. If that makes sense.
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