Here's how to display battery percentage on Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus (iOS 9 tutorial)

The Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are fairly thin phones that still manage to offer fairly good battery life (we're especially impressed with the battery longevity of the iPhone 6s Plus), but sometimes it is important to know the exact amount of juice left to plan your usage so that battery lasts you the whole day (or night).

For those occasions, the default battery indicator that shows rough levels is not enough: ideally, what one would need is a percentage number. Luckily, this functionality is built right into iOS 9, and enabling it is a piece of cake.

After you enable it, the indicator appears to the left of the battery icon, showing you an exact reading of how much battery you have left. So how do you do the trick of enabling it? It's all very simple, and we walk you through the process in this 4-step iOS 9 tutorial for the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, but also older iPhones like the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s right below.

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1. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Are you serious ? :)

23. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Slow day at phonearena.

26. Predator-X

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 07, 2016

Exactly I wanted to say same.. Firstly I thought Parena found solution how to display charging indicator while iphone is off.. Parena, what the hell? ar u takin piss?

27. AlikMalix unregistered

Why are you people so dunce? Phone arena posts these simple how to's because there are millions that just google this stuff - and phone arena wants to be among the search results. It is not for us nerds, it's not even for casual reader of tech news - it is primarily to come up in search results - to direct the population toward phone arena and hope they stay and argue who had widgets first. This mentality, everything should be made for me and I kno better than anyone about everything needs to stop - that's why we argue which phone is best or w/e because we all have different tastes, needs, and preferences. Think before you redicule.

32. Nopers unregistered

I feel less guilty about using Ad-Block now.

2. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

iPhone has been doing this for forever! What was the point of this article?

3. drunkenjay

Posts: 1700; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

got nothing else to write today

4. waddup121 unregistered

Best topic 10/10 IGN Editors Choice!

5. wilky

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Hey not everybody with an iPhone knows how to turn on the battery percentage, so this is helpful for those that don't.

6. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I've heard these how to articles get a lot of hits.

7. morganboy0

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 23, 2010

Really...pointless article. If im correct my iphone 6 came out of the box with the percentage on.....

18. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

You're not correct.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No it didn't.

8. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

"Hey you, with an iPhone. Do you know you can do something else on your phone besides posting a Facebook status or showing what you ate for dinner on Instagram? PhoneArena has the basic stuff for you guys with an IQ the same as your age!"

28. AlikMalix unregistered

Why "you with an iPhone"? Only one android user I know knows his device well, the rest use their androids and would not know its not an iPhone if I didn't tell them. They always ask me how to use Siri on android, or change password, or find their photos that got lost. One of them afraid to open app drawer because it has so much stuff that she didn't install - she says she messed up her phone opening some app. Yes that's how ridiculous. I bet if you ask 15 android I owners what phone they got - some will say it's an iPhone. Most of population use their smartphones for 3 basic things - why are you pointing at iPhone users. Are you a hater?


Posts: 11; Member since: Nov 08, 2011

Its a slow day....

10. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

too complicated

11. Tejas9

Posts: 95; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

You need an article to tell that. Jeez.....

12. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

C'mon Phone arena, first a tut on replacing the Note S-Pen tip (useful when the note 3 came out) and now this. I still haven't mastered: How to Turn on your phone How to make a phone call How to send an SMS (text) How to connect to theWWW.

13. kerginaldo17 unregistered

similar to android.Nothing new.

33. Slowpoke

Posts: 23; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

Thats right! Android had a battery gauge in percentages before there was even an iPhone.

14. roozbeh101

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

have my clicks ! :)

15. TechDork

Posts: 404; Member since: May 10, 2010

You're joking, right? Like, seriously?........

16. TechDork

Posts: 404; Member since: May 10, 2010

While you're at it, how do I unlock and lock the screen? I can't seem to figure it out.

17. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

LOL SRSLY IT'S THERE FOR AGES AND YOU JUST COVERED THAT IN YOUR ARTICLE?. Just.. find something else to tell really.

19. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

Wait, wait, wait, iPhones can do that? O.o wow, such news.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Keep these coming PA, some out there may not know it.

22. Bogdan86

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

please make a sepparate section with "smartphones for idiots" and stop posting this stuff on the main page. it's lame.

30. AlikMalix unregistered

Start your own effing website if this is not to your liking. PA just trying to show up in search results for millions of people who actually Google this stuff.

24. chaco

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 29, 2015

i was about to say WTF is this article!? like seriously!!.... then i came to realize that its meant for iOS users and i was like... "oh yeah, no wonder..."

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