The title of this article is pretty explanatory and if you’ve taken the time to go through it, you already know that Galaxy devices running on Marshmallow are the only ones that support this feature. With older Android versions one cannot see this battery percentage at all.
The alternative is to use a custom ROM where the battery indicator is a circle and tapping on it will automatically display its percentage inside the circle. Nevertheless, not everyone is so tech-savvy to play around with custom ROMs so we all do what we can, right? If you recently bought yourself a Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, this task just became possible and in today’s article, we are going to show you how to make use of it.
To activate the battery percentage display in the status bar of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus:
- Go to the Home screen;
- Tap on the Apps menu;
- Access the Settings;
- Scroll until you find the Battery section;
- Tap on it to access its particular settings;
- You will see a list with different options;
- Select the one labeled as Show Battery Percentage;
- Tap on its switch and toggle it from Off to On;
- Look at the status bar and you should notice the battery percentage icon popping up;
- Now you can leave the menus and the feature will remain active.
Should you keep the battery percentage displayed in the status bar?
The reason why Samsung hasn’t activated this feature by default is quite obvious. There are already so many things crammed into the small area of the status bar that a new icon with the battery percentage alone wasn’t so important. At least not when you have the battery symbol anyway and its color adjusts throughout the day depending on how fast the battery is drained out.
But you being here and reading this article on this topic, just like many of our other readers, can only confirm that there is still interest in using it. Since Samsung is so flexible and looking to give its users as much freedom in personalizing a Galaxy S8 Plus as possible, you should have no second thoughts about using this feature if that’s what you feel. Now you also know how to do it so, go ahead, tweak the settings!