One of the key elements of the iOS operating system that is on your iPad 2 is the minimalistic approach that is taken in deciding what is and is not displayed on the screen. This simplifies the user experience, while also clearing unnecessary clutter from your screen. But one important piece of information could be missing from your screen, depending upon how you initially set up your device, and that is a numerical value that represents the amount of remaining charge on the tablet. You can choose between a battery icon that offers a visual cue of the remaining charge, or you can opt to use the more accurate numerical value. If your iPad is currently only showing the icon, you can change your iPad settings to display the numerical value as well.
Numerical Battery Percentage on the iPad 2
This is really a case of personal preference, but I always prefer to have the most precise estimate of my remaining battery. The battery icon can be helpful if you just need a vague idea as to the amount of use that you have before you need to connect to a power source, but sometimes you need to know more precisely how much charge remains. So you can follow the steps outlined below to display the numerical value on your iPad.
Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.
Step 2: Select the General option at the left side of the screen.
Step 3: Tap the Usage option at the top of the screen.
Step 4: Tap the slider to the right of Battery Percentage so that it is set to On.
The change should immediately be applied, so you can view the more accurate estimate of your remaining battery life in the information bar at the top of the screen.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office and many other popular applications and devices.