Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus: How To Show Battery Percentage

Your Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus filled its screen with helpful information for its users. The phone’s status bar contains notifications and symbols that provide a ton of different kinds of information. One of these important symbols is the battery icon. This battery icon changes color as battery power and information changes. The color change is easy to understand and useful.

If, for example, it’s almost completely drained and the icon is red, then you would already know that it’s time to pick up your charger. However, while the colors give a general idea they may not show the whole picture and, obviously, they’re not as precise as percentages.

Good thing that Samsung provided an easier option – the Battery Percentage option.

The Battery Percentage option indicates how much battery charge is left measured as a percentage of your overall power capacity. It’s the most convenient and easy to read way to measure battery life. This percentage helps you plan your day, giving you plenty of notice when it’s time to plug your phone in, and giving you peace of mind that you have plenty of juice left.

If you want your battery icon to show the battery percentage, all you have to do is follow the steps in the next section.. 

How to Show Battery Percentage on Galaxy S9 and S9+

If your Samsung Galaxy S9 or Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is only showing the battery icon and not the battery percentage, just follow the steps below and you’ll be reading battery percentage at a glance in no time:

  1. Go to the Home screen of the device
  2. Swipe downwards from the top of the screen to access the navigation shade
  3. Once the Notification shade is open, look for the Settings gear icon
  4. Tap the Settings icon
  5. Scroll down and select the Battery tab
  6. Look for and select “Battery status in percent”
  7. Toggle the box next to the battery status feature

That’s all there is to it! With these easy steps, the status bar of your Samsung Galaxy S9 or Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus will now display the amount of battery you have left in both visual and percentage form, enabling you to tell how much battery life you have left with just a quick glance.

If, for some reason, at some point, you want to decide to declutter your status bar, then just untick the “Battery status in percent” option, reversing the steps above. I doubt you’d want to do that as most people find the battery percentage indicator to be very useful.

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Do you have any ideas on how to stretch out the battery life on a Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+? If so, please leave a comment below.

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