How to enable Battery Percentage Indicator on iOS 7/8

Taking photos, chatting with friends, texting, listening to music, playing games…These are only a few things that we can do with our iPhone. While there doesn’t seem to be a limit to the list of options supported, all the tasks and apps that we use take its toll on the battery life and if we don’t recharge it on time, we will be left in the dark. In other words, the communication and entertainment solutions that iDevices offer are endless, but the battery life is not, which is why we need to keep an eye on it.

The battery percentage indicator is a convenient feature that lets you know to how much battery life is left on your device. It allows you to be prepared for power loss and to find out when charging is required. It is such a simple and practical option, that it is surprising that Apple has not enabled it by default in iOS 7 and 8. However, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users can turn the battery percentage on, following a few steps. We will show you what you can do to find out how much battery life is left, without having to guess. You will simply need to check the battery percentage indicator to get a good idea of the power status.

Activating the battery percentage indicator on your iDevice is quite simple, but the option is not available at first sight. In order to make the battery percentage option visible, you can do the below:
1. Open Settings
2. Go to General, then Usage and Battery Percentage. Change the toggle button to On, in order to enable the battery percentage indicator on your device. It will appear next to the battery icon a the top right of the screen. And that is it, you are done.

Turning on the battery percentage toggle switch in iOS 7 and 8 is quite simple. However, additional steps are required for iPod Touch as the option to activate the battery percentage is not available. The good news is that jailbreak is not required and while you need to get additional software, it is free to download.

Battery Percentage indicator – iPod Touch
1. Connect the device to iTunes on your computer and click Back Up Now, making sure that “This computer” is selected.
2. Exit iTunes and download the latest version of iBackupBot. It is available for Mac and Windows and you can download it from
3. Open the program. Your device should appear listed and you will see a folder called System Files. Click it and in the Search bar, type the following: then press Enter.
4. You should see two or three files. There are two called ,but you need to select the larger one (it is about 5 KB).
5. Open the file and in XML View, you will see a list of codes. Go to the fist line that is called (it should be number 4 in the list), click it and enter this code:
6. Make sure that everything is in line and click the Save icon at the top of the window, then click Close.
7. In your iPod, go to Settings, then to iCloud and toggle off the Find my iPod Touch option. You may need to enter your password afterwards.
8. Once you have turned off Find my iPod Touch, go back to your computer and above the list of files where is found, you will see a Restore button. Make sure that the larger file called is highlighted and then click Restore.
9. A pop-up will appear, don’t change the default options there and click OK. Next you will see a small window that says: Restore device from computer and your device’s screen will show Restore in Progress.
10. The iPod Touch will shut down and you will need to wait while the changes are applied and the device is restored. After the iPod Touch boots up, you should see the battery indicator at the top right of the screen.

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