The subject of the iPhone\u2019s battery life can be a surprisingly touchy one for some people, and nowhere is that demonstrated more than when it comes to displaying battery percentage. Some people love having battery percentage turned on, while others find it pointless and keep it turned off.\nShould you keep battery percentage on or off? I think it very much depends on how much you use your iPhone.\nFolks that tend to run their battery charge down each day seem to be a bit more conscientious about knowing exactly how much power they have left. So they tend to want the battery percentage displayed on their iPhones.\nMore casual users don\u2019t worry about battery life as much, and seem to prefer having battery percentage off on their iPhones. They regard it as unnecessary information and screen clutter.\nI keep battery percentage off on my iPhone\nI don\u2019t bother to keep battery percentage displayed on my iPhone 6s Plus for a couple of reasons:\n1. The iPhone 6s Plus has a big battery, and I rarely worry about running out of juice. One charge can last me as long as 3 days, depending on how often I use my phone.\n2. I wear a 38mm Space Grey Apple Watch, and using the watch has made me use my iPhone 6s Plus less. So the battery life of my phone seems to last longer since the Apple Watch lets me reply to text messages and do other things I previously did on my phone.\nHow to turn battery percentage on or off on the iPhone\nIf you decide to enable or disable battery percentage on your iPhone, here\u2019s how you can do it:\n1. Open the Settings app.\n2. Tap on Battery.\n3. Tap on Battery Percentage to toggle it on or off.\n\n\n\nI\u2019ve found that keeping battery percentage off just removes a little bit of clutter from the top of the iPhone\u2019s display. It's not really a big deal, but why bother having it on when it just takes up a bit of extra space?\nWhat other folks are saying about the display of battery percentage on the iPhone\nThe issue of whether or not to display battery percentage on the iPhone came up in a recent thread on the Apple subreddit, and the folks there weren\u2019t shy about sharing their opinions.\nI\u2019ll leave you with this selection of comments from that discussion thread:\n\nBeckerola: \u201cOff. The picture is good enough. People obsess too much over their batteries, I\u2019ve noticed.\u201d\nCrankyWanker: \u201cOn. Why would I want to guess how much battery I have left? It\u2019s extremely useful for knowing if I should be cutting down on casual phone use if I\u2019m out and under 40% battery.\u201d\nArontx: \u201cI keep it off because having too much information gives me range anxiety even though I have a Plus..\nUnless I\u2019m traveling or have some other activity planned that will keep me away from an available power source for an extended period. In that case I\u2019ll enable the percentage view just to make sure I don\u2019t get too low and end up stranded.\u201d\nRomanticPrime: \u201cThis pretty much. I used to have it on, and like a few of the others in this thread I wouldn\u2019t have dreamed of turning it off. Then I realized that I shouldn\u2019t be obsessing over it. I worry about more useful things now.\u201d\nKClickD: \u201cOn, always thought I\u2019d obsess over it but I don\u2019t and it\u2019s great for me to gauge my usage.\u201d\nOtetz: \u201cMine is also on. Wish I could turn off the battery icon instead.\u201d\nWMDMA: \u201cOn, because Low Power Mode inexplicably requires it be on.\u201d\nC1aO: \u201cI wish Apple let us get rid of the little battery icon and just use #%. There is no reason to have that little icon when you have an exact reading right next to it. Anyways, I leave mine on.\u201d\nAshdown: \u201cOff. The exact reading means nothing to me, because my usage varies so wildly.\u201d\nCyanletters: \u201cOff.\nBattery percentage automatically turns on when it goes into low power mode. Plus I can always just check the widget. It\u2019s not information that I always need on the screen, unlike cellular signal, wi-fi strength, etc. which is constantly changing when you\u2019re on the go.\u201d\nMore at Reddit\n\nDid you miss a post? Check the Eye On Apple home page to get caught up with the latest news, discussions and rumors about Apple.