Android 4.4 Tips and Tricks: Enable Hidden Battery Percentage in Status Bar Without Rooting on Nexus

Last Updated: August 19, 2014

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One handy feature to check how much juice is left on your phone is by looking at the battery percentage on the status bar. This feature is available in custom ROM and other custom UI by smart phone makers like Samsung and HTC. You can even download apps to display widget, icon or notification about battery percentage but people might wonder why Google never took initiative to give this little feature on stock android.

Android 4.4 Kitkat brought many aesthetic changes within android making it clean and simple, including this hidden battery percentage which they might eventually include in their upcoming android updates.

The battery percentage is hidden within battery bar in status bar and has the same font color as that of battery indicator. That’s why you won’t see the battery percentage unless it has 50% or less juice left.

There are 2 ways to enable hidden battery percentage indicator

1. Installing App from XDA developers

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You can download the app from XDA developer page of  Kroegerama (XDA member). Visit the link to install the latest version of the app. Once installed you can enable or disable the battery percentage.

Download from XDA developer 

2. Enable using ADB command

If you are comfortable writing ADB commands using computer,  you can enable the hidden battery percentage by writing these  commands

adb shell content insert –uri content://settings/system –bind

name:s:status_bar_show_battery_percent –bind value:i:1

adb reboot

This will enable battery percentage within the battery indicator in all Android 4.4 Kitkat devices.

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