How to Enable Numerical Battery Percentage on the iPhone 5

Your iPhone 5 displays the amount of remaining battery as a simple battery image that is “full” in an amount equal to the remaining battery charge. It’s a very clean look that gives a rough approximation oh the percentage of charge remaining before you need to plug the iPhone in. While this may be the most visually appealing way to display this information, it is not the most precise.

Fortunately your iPhone 5 has another way to display the amount of battery charge that you have left, and that is with a numerical percentage. This number is displayed to the left of the battery image, and is far more exact when it comes to letting you know how much charge you have remaining.

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Step 1: Open the iPhone 5 Settings menu by tapping the Settings icon.

tap the settings icon



Step 2: Open the General menu.

open the general menu



Step 3: Scroll down and select the Usage option.

open the usage menu



Step 4: Scroll down and move the slider to the right of Battery Percentage from the left tro the right. The numerical percentage will instantly be displayed when the slider has been moved to the correct position.

enable the battery percentage option



If you are constantly forgetting your iPhone 5 charger at work or in your car, then the simplest solution is to purchase additional charging cables. Amazon sells their own version of the cable, and it is less expensive than the Apple branded option. Check it out here.

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