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How to see the battery percentage in the status bar of your Android

Any Android device, with its default settings, displays the remaining battery. But he does it in the form of icon. A small icon in the status bar, on the right side, that is more or less ‘filling’ depending on the battery that remains to be consumed. And this graph does not indicate very accurately how much battery we have left; the best option, for almost any user, is to display it as a percentage.

Saving battery on Android is relatively simple if we know how to do it. But there are measures that we should only take when the battery is low. And how do we know this? Looking, obviously, at the remaining battery indicator on the taskbar of our device. However, as we said, the usual graph does not reflect the remaining energy very accurately. A good solution, without a doubt, is to change this indicator to a percentage. And it is something we can do on any smartphone or tablet with an operating system Android as follows.

Change the remaining battery indicator by a percentage on your mobile, so you can see it in the taskbar

Open the app Settings on your mobile device and look for the section Notifications or from Drums, depending on the make and model you have. If it is in Battery, simply locate the option that says ‘Show battery percentage’ and activate it to see how, directly, in the taskbar a percentage right next to the battery indicator. That is, how could it be otherwise, the remaining battery indicator in percentage form.

In case your mobile device has a section of Notifications, and not the Battery, then open it and go to the Status bar, which is where you should click. Several options should appear here, as in the screenshot above, and the one you should activate is ‘Show battery percentage’. The result will be exactly the same as in the previous case.

The only problem with this configuration, and the reason why it is not activated by default, is that in the status bar of your Android device there will be less space Usable for notifications. However, if you prefer to see the battery that your mobile has left as a percentage, rather than as an icon, it is surely worth losing some space for the notification icons. And so you will have more information to control the power of your device at all times.