No Battery Percentage on Android? Here’s a No-Root Fix
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Have you searched all over your Android phone’s settings without finding a way to enable the battery percentage? Because each hardware maker’s version of Android differs, some phones may enable this feature by default, while stock Android does not allow it at all.

If you’ve rooted your device, this is a simple fix using Xposed or a custom ROM. However, there is a simple tweak without rooting you can perform on any device running KitKat (4.4) or above.

Head to the Google Play Store and download Battery Percent Enabler. Run the app, read its short explanation if you like, and then simply check the box and reboot your device. Now you’ll have your phone’s exact battery percentage displayed inside the battery icon!

On KitKat, you’ll notice that you can’t see the battery percentage unless it’s below 40% or so because of a head-scratcher of a UX decision; someone made the text color identical to the battery fill color. The app’s developer can’t fix this because it’s hard-coded into a system file, which would require root access. On Lollipop (5.x), they adjusted this and you can see the battery percentage starting at 99%.

Once you’ve rebooted, feel free to remove the app from your phone. You don’t need it unless you want to remove the percentage, in which case you’ll need to reinstall, uncheck the box, and then reboot again.

Now that you can monitor it, be sure you’re maximizing your battery life!

Does your Android device let you show the battery percentage? Let us know your solution to this issue below!
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  1. Anonymous
    October 7, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    What I would like is the battery percentage WHILE TURNED OFF, the way many users charge their phones to speed up the process.
    The common "filling battery" animation only conveys the information that the phone is charging, but not how much charge it already has. I don't think displaying a number uses more CPU and battery than displaying the charging animation.
    Some versions of CyanogenMod did this (and then remove it)

    • Ben Stegner
      October 7, 2015 at 2:06 pm

      I agree with you! I don't understand why that information can't be displayed, and it's frustrating to not have an exact number on your battery. I hate when they remove features like this, too.