Being the first Android device that Google has been confident enough to call its own, does come with high expectations. Thus far, Google Pixel and Pixel XL have excelled in most fields, but even something as simple as the ability to enable battery percentage on Google Pixel is (poorly) hidden treasure.
Following in the footsteps of Samsung, Google Pixel also comes with the hidden ability to enable battery percentage inside the status bar. To get the exact battery life status of your Google Pixel right on the top-right corner of this screen, follow this quick guide.
How to Enable Battery Percentage on Google Pixel and Pixel XL
From the home screen of your Google Pixel or Pixel XL, slide down the screen to view the notification shade. You will be able to view the gear-shaped Settings icon on the top-right corner of the screen, so press and hold it until it begins to spin.
After five seconds of holding down the gear icon, you will be able to see a pop-up notification that reads – “System UI Tuner has been enabled”. Now that you have unlocked the secret customization menu of Android, open it up from the Settings app of your device.
You will find the unlocked System UI Tuner menu at the bottom of the Settings menu, so tap on it and select “Status bar”. In this menu, scroll all the way down to find the “Battery” tab and select “Always show percentage” by flicking the toggle switch.
Voila! You have now successfully learned how to enable battery percentage on Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Moreover, the percentage number in the battery will change to “+” when the phone goes into battery saver mode.
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January 15 2019