How to show battery life as a percentage on the iPhone 4

How to Marin Perez 18:08, Jun 25 2013

Find out how to view the battery life of your Apple iPhone 4 as a percentage as well as an icon

Update: The iPhone 4 is still a fantastic handset, even though it was released multiple years ago. We still find the design and performance to be great, especially when you consider that it can be had for free on a wide variety of carriers on contract. This guide will show you how to show battery life as a percentage on the iPhone 4.

The iPhone 4 is able to show remaining battery life as a numeric percentage rather than just an icon. Battery life is always an important issue, so having a percentage to view can help you to know exactly how much juice you have left.

To enable the iPhone 4's battery life percentage reading:

  1. Tap on Settings
  2. Tap on General
  3. Tap on Usage
  4. Switch on Battery Percentage

With this guide, you get a better understanding of exactly how much battery life you have left. Of course, you can always eek out a bit more battery life with these tips. You really should read that post for all the tips but we'll dive into a few ways to get more power from your iPhone 4. 

The first is to make sure that your location services and Wi-Fi are turned off is you're not planning to use it. If you're in a situation where you know there's not going to be any good cell signal -- let's say you're hiking or in a deep basement for a long time -- simply turn on airplane mode. When your iPhone is struggling to get a connection, it will drain through battery at a quicker pace. 

Finally, another way to get more battery life is to purchase a battery accessory. Cases like the Mophie juice pack will give you a lot more power for your iPhone.

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