Yesterday I learned how to turn on the “battery percentage” on my iPhone. This is a handy way to know specifically how much remaining battery life you have in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. I’d had this turned on (I think by default) on my iPad, but hadn’t realized I could turn this on by using my iPhone’s settings options. Here’s how to do it.
On the iPad (firmware version 3.2) the option to turn ON the battery percentage is available on the home screen of the settings menu. Since I don’t remember ever turning this on, I’m thinking this must be turned on by default on the iPad.
On an iPhone (firmware version 3.1.2) this menu option requires several menu clicks to find. From the settings menu, choose GENERAL, then USAGE, then turn BATTERY PERCENTAGE to ON.
This is a small change, but one I’d for some reason never noticed missing on my iPhone.
I hope we’ll see some technological breakthroughs soon in the area of battery life for mobile devices (like smartphones) as well as bigger things like cars. We need to go green and go electric!
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On this day..
- Books on My Wish List Thanks to Bob Sprankle - 2012
- 12 Graphics to Illustrate Mapping Media to the Curriculum - 2012
- The phrase "CIPA compliant content" can be misleading - 2011
- iPad Apps for the classroom #blackfootETC - 2011
- Transformative Personal Connections in a Hyperconnected World #blackfootETC - 2011
- From 671 trains in a day to six: Transformations in travel and learning - 2010
- Painful signs of media convergence in my hometown - 2009
- Decking a house - Sharing with a VoiceThread and a JayCut video - 2008
- Maintaining perspective and changing the world - 2007
- Featured speaker at Oklahoma Encyclo-Media - 2007