Tuesday Tweaks: Android has its own integrated battery indicator


Most Android devices, unfortunately, don’t ship with a battery percentage indicator enabled by default. This can prove to be an issue for a number of people who need to know exactly just how much juice their smartphone has on board throughout the day.

Many turn to downloading third-party applications to arm themselves with this information, but they don’t need to. There’s actually a battery meter hidden within the operating system’s settings and it’s super easy to activate.

Here’s what to do:

  1. Open up Settings.
  2. Tap Power/Battery.
  3. Scroll down and select Show Battery Level.

However, if you’re attempting to do this on a Nexus device, you’ll need to take a slightly different approach. We recommend you follow this guide instead.

Voilà! You have successfully enabled Android’s integrated battery percentage meter, it will now be present in your notification panel. If you run into any issues along the way, do be sure to let us know in the comments section below, and we’ll do our very best to get you back on track.