In this our very era of of weak battery life, of course you wouldn’t doubt the relevance of maintaining watch over your usage. On a sad end rather, Android will not really show you precisely the quantity left, most times you are obliged to make do with just some vague graphic. In this instructional guide, JustNaira takes you through the procedure of adding a more specific percentage to that icon.
If you take note, you will see the percentage of your battery every time by simply dragging down on the notification bar two times. Yet you can’t say it will give you an “at a glance” monitoring. There is also the option of enabling always-on battery percentage in Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a seemingly hidden setting, as well as in 4.4 KitKat and 5.0 Lollipop with a deeply concealed setting.
How to Show Your Battery’s Percentage in Android Marshmallow
Should you choose to turn this feature on in Marshmallow, you will be required to go about enabling Marshmallow’s “System UI Tuner”. This permits you accessibility to some hidden settings.
Simply pull down your notification shade, after this pull down a again; this will bring up the Quick Settings panel. (You can as well pull the notification shade down making use of your two fingers to go about showing this panel.) Find the settings gear along the top.
For a few seconds, long pressing this gear icon, you could stop when it starts to spin. Now let go and release your finger, you will see a popup appear informing you of the enabling of the System UI Tuner was enabled.
In the settings window that appears, tap the System UI Tuner option, then move on accepting the warning popping up.
Turn “Show embedded battery percentage” on, on the System UI Tuner page. With this settings in place, your battery icon will be on display everytime showing your level of charge.
How to Show Your Battery’s Percentage in Android KitKat and Lollipop
Lollipop and KitKat actually boasts this feature built-in, but then the setting is even worse- more concealed. Categorically, there is no existence to this setting at all! The only means to follow as to disabling is with a few ADB commands, or the Battery Percent Enabler app from the Google Play Store. You don’t need to be rooted or anything to use this, so most KitKat and Lollipop phones you could find works with the below instructions.
Open the Google Play Store on your phone (or go to the Google Play Store in your computer’s browser) searching for Battery Percent Enabler. Select the app from “kroegerama” (actually there are not many apps with that name).
There is also the option of clicking this link so as to head straight to the Battery Percent Enabler’s page on your phone or computer.
To install it to your device, click the “Install” button. (In the condition where you are performing this exercise from a desktop browser, ensure that you have made the right selection as to your choice device from the dropdown list).
After the installation, click the “Open” button which will appear (or move your way through to your app drawer to locate the app).
Reboot your phone after checking the “Enable Battery Percent” box.
Following the activity of rebooting your phone, you will see that Android’s battery icon indicating the quantity of charge it has.
It is not all glorious though: on some phones, we see that the percentage text is white, sharing the very color or the battery icon. In this circumstance, it is only possible to see the battery percentage only if your battery is drained more than halfway, so the white text is on the empty gray background.
From this, it is yet an evident deficient feature for Lollipop and KitKat (I guess this is the reason why it was hidden!) well because it is not really much than nothing anyway.
There are a lot of other apps which will reflect your battery percentage on your menu bar, but then they maintain the disadvantage of showing you as their own separate notifications, not particularly part of Android’s built-in battery. Bearing this in mind, I feel the above solution prescribed is the best for pre-Masrshmallow phones.