Dec 12, 2013

How to see battery percentage in Android 4.4?

One of the new features in Android 4.4 KitKat is supposed to be a numeric battery percentage display. Well, my tablet is updated to 4.4 and I still just see the pictograph of the battery. How can I enable the new feature so that I can see the actual percentage of charge remaining?

"Once the native battery percentage is enabled on an Android 4.4 device, you may not be able to find it. The reason is because of the way Google currently has implemented it. The percentage is located within the battery and shares the exact some color of the battery, white. So if your battery is above 50 percent you won't see any numbers present, but as your battery drains you'll begin to see the numbers.

The ADB command to enable the battery percentage is:

adb shell content insert --uri content://settings/system --bind name:s:status_bar_show_battery_percent --bind value:i:1

Followed by:

adb reboot"

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