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Battery Percentage Display On Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus

Posted by Linda Scarling on June 11, 2019
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are advanced smartphones produced by Samsung that are often referred to as phablets as they combine the functionality of a phone and tablet. A side effect of phablet phones is the interface can get a bit cluttered with things like battery notifications adding to the crowded feeling.

If you’re wanting to reduce the clutter and crowded feeling of your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ phone by removing things such as the battery percentage indicator, then this article’s for you.

The battery percentage is one of those symbols that you can probably do without most of the time. After all, it doesn’t take much to learn how long will the battery of your smartphone last. And you’re probably charging it every night anyway. So why bother occupying half of the notifications bar with the battery percentage, the Bluetooth, an alarm and some NFC symbols?

Before you rush saying that there are days when you’re using the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ more than usual and you wouldn’t want to remain without battery life, let us clear one thing: when you remove the battery percentage, you still get to see the battery icon. The battery icon will still show you how much battery life you have remaining before your battery goes dead.

The color of the icon will still adjust as it drains out so it’s not like you will remind uninformed about the status of your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus battery. You’re just getting rid of the percentage that is basically indicating you the same thing as the battery icon itself, only that with percentage numbers, which isn’t really a necessity especially for those who are fine just the visual representation of battery life.

If you have a Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ and want to turn off the battery percentage display, please see Battery Percentage Display On Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8 Plus instead of this article.

This TechJunkie how-to article will show you how to turn off the battery percentage displays on both a Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+.

How to Turn Off Battery Percentage Display on Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

  1. Use the Home screen or the App Drawer to access the Settings
  2. Scroll down to the Battery section then tap on it
  3. Look for the option labeled as “Percentage on status bar” – it should be right under the category “Remaining battery power”
  4. Tap on the toggle next to “Percentage on status bar” and the battery percentage will no longer be displayed.

These instructions apply to all Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus devices in any running mode, except for the Ultra Power Save Mode, where battery percentage is eliminated by default. The thing is that the percentage will pop up in this saving mode if you decide to manually tweak the battery display settings.

How to Turn On Battery Display on Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus

  1. You will have to launch the Settings app once again – like mentioned, either from the Home screen or from the App Drawer
  2. Look for the Battery settings and access that section – it should be towards the bottom of the Settings list
  3. Find the Remaining Battery Power feature
  4. Tap on the Percentage On Status Bar toggle
  5. Toggle “Percentage on status bar” to on

If the Percentage On Status Bar was previously deactivated, you activate it back by simply tapping on it. As shown above in the article, the same goes for when you want to deactivate displaying “Percentage on status bar” to off.

We already mentioned that all these instructions refer exclusively to the percentage symbol and the numbers associated with it. If it doesn’t matter to you that the battery is at 30% or just 10% because you’re going to charge it anyway, why contribute with this less relevant information to clutter the notifications area even more?

Leave more room to see if the Bluetooth is active, or if you have an alarm set up, but don’t bother too much with the battery percentage. You can see a graphical representation of your battery. This is an indication of the battery level through colors, do you need anything more?

Now that you know how to hide battery percentage on Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, you can edit this feature however you want, any time you want.

Do you have any tips and tricks for reducing the clutter on your Galaxy S9’s interface? If so, please leave a comment below.

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