The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones are often called phablets because they work as a cross between a phone and a tablet. There’s a lot going on with these devices and the notifications can get a bit cluttered.
Do you find it odd that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus notifications bar is filled with anything but notifications? If you too feel like the user interface is a bit too cluttered and that you’re getting too many icons where you should only see notifications, this article has a solution for you.
The battery percentage is one of those symbols that you can probably stand to get rid of. After all, it doesn’t take much to learn how long will the battery of your smartphone will last, and you likely charge it your phone battery 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 into saying that there are days when you’re using the Galaxy S8 more than usual and you wouldn’t want to run out of battery life, let us clear up one thing: when you remove the battery percentage, you still get to see the battery icon just as you would when battery percentage is turned on.
The color of the icon will still adjust as it drains out so it’s not like you will remain clueless about the status of your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus battery. You’re just getting rid of the percentage translation that is basically indicating you the same thing as the battery icon itself, only that with numbers.
Here’s how to turn off the battery percentage display on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus:
- Use the Home screen or the App Drawer to access the Settings app
- Scroll down to the Battery section
- tap on the Battery section
- Look for the option labeled as “Percentage on status bar” – it should be right under the category “Remaining battery power”;
- Tap on the toggle next to the “Percentage on status bar”
Now, the battery percentage will no longer be displayed on your smartphone.
These instructions apply to all Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 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.
To turn on the battery percentage display on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus:
- You will have to launch the Settings app once again – as I mentioned above, access Settings from either from the Home screen or from the App Drawer
- Look for the Battery settings and access that section – it should be towards the bottom of the Settings list
- Find the Remaining Battery Power feature
- Tap on the Percentage On Status Bar toggle
If the Percentage On Status Bar was previously deactivated, you activate it back by simply tapping on it. As shown before, the same goes for when you want to deactivate it.
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 and 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 S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, you can edit this feature however you want, any time you want.
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Do you have any tips or tricks for enabling and disabling the battery percentage notifications for a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 Plus phone? If so, please leave a comment below.