We get a lot of questions via email from our readers so we have decided to set up a new section called “Ask iPhonewzealand“. These are emails we get from our readers asking us how to do something. They may be easy, or more long winded, but if you have a question for us you’d like answering use our contact form to get in touch.
Hi Guys, quick question – how do you get the battery % indicator displayed to the left of the battery charge icon? Is this available on a Vodafone iPhone? I’ve seen it in many screenshots but I suspect these were screenshots of XT & 2 degrees IPhones
This is actually a question we get asked a lot and as our iPhone Basics section goes to show not everyone is aware of this.
It’s not a hack nor do you have to do anything special to switch it on, however it is located in a rather obscure place.
To get the percent display go to Settings –> General –> Usage and you’ll see the On/Off switch for this option right at the top.
Easy as that. Thanks for the question Tony.
Note: this is only available on the iPhone 3GS [legitimately].