(Android) How to get the percentages indicator inside the battery icon, just like it is in Android Marshmallow

Android 6 Marshmallow is coming to bring about some welcome changes to Android. From functional, under-the-hood changes like Doze mode, entirely new features like Android Pay and native fingerprint support, to some pure cosmetic changes, like placing the battery percentage indicator inside the battery icon in the status bar.

So, if you don't own a Nexus, chances are good that it'll take a while before you get some sweet soft Marshmallow on your phone. Well, there's still bound to be ways to emulate some of its cosmetic features – like the app drawer, for example. In this tutorial, we will show you how to hide that battery percentage number in the battery icon itself, effectively freeing some space on your notifications bar.



1. steelew

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

not working on LG G4 android 5.1

5. paul.k

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

Not even the Overlay Percent app?

2. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Battery percentage bar isn't pivotal any more.

3. -Shadow-

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

I like it outside better, inside battery icon numbers get too small

4. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Not trolling here, but is this something that wasn't in older versions of android? I always used a custom rom

7. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Yep. I remembered installing battery app on all my devices until I discovered customs ROM and mods

6. md227a

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Works just fine in my Nexus 6 running marshmallow

8. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

A nice thing about Xperia is there's a setting for that.

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