Guide: How to Enable Battery Percentage Notification

Android users – if you are running Android 4.4 KitKat or higher and have always wanted a battery percentage indicator, you are in luck! It seems that Google actually have that feature built into its code but has not decided to enable it by default to users. But worry not, we have a quick guide on how to enable the battery percentage.

This does not require root access. A simple ADB side-loading or app install will get the job done. We’ll be including both methods in our guide.

ADB Side-Load Method

Step 1: Type command: adb shell content insert –uri content://settings/system –bind name:s:status_bar_show_battery_percent –bind value:i:1

Step 2:  Type command: adb reboot

Step 3: Verify that battery percentage is now showing

Battery Percent for KitKat/L App

Battery Percentage App

Step 1: Simply obtain the app from the Play Store and install on device

Step 2: “Check” Enable Battery Percent and reboot device

Step 3: Verify that battery percentage is now showing

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