How to show battery percentage on iPod

Using an iPod is fun. However, your battery power may get finished when you are in the middle of something. This can be annoying sometimes. For that reason, you need to monitor your iPod power consumption to avoid any inconveniences.

The best way to monitor your iPod power consumption by showing the battery percentage. This way, you will know how much battery power is left. While the existing bars can show you how much battery power is left, it isn’t accurate. Luckily, this article will cover how to show the battery percentage on your iPod.

Showing iPod battery percentage using iBackupBot

You can show the battery percentage by hacking the device using iBackupbot. However, you need to be careful with this process. Doing anything wrong can damage your device.

Here are the steps to follow.

  1. Connect and sync your iPod with iTunes on your computer.
  2. Download and install iBackupBot on your computer.
  3. Disable automatic syncing in iTunes. To do that:
  • Go to Edit
  • Click on Preferences
  • Go to Devices
  • Check the box next to Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPods from syncing automatically. This will prevent your iPod from syncing in iTunes.
  1. Close iTunes then launch iBackupBot.
  2. Connect your iPod to the computer using the USB cable. iBackupBot will detect the device.
  3. Click on the latest backup you have on the left side.
  4. Select System Files
  5. Go to HomeDomain
  6. Click on Library
  7. Click on Preferences
  8. Open the apple.springboard.plist file. Click on Cancel on the dialog that appears thereafter.
  9. Scroll down to the bottom.
  10. Place the following line right before the </dict> tag: <key>SBShowBatteryLevel</key> Below it, insert the line:  <true/>
  11. Close and save the file.
  12. Check the box next to the line Library/Preferences/
  13. Click on the Restore button at the top bar. It is an icon with an arrow pointing to a device.
  14. Your iPod will now start the restore process. It will then restart after a short while. When it does, the battery percentage will be displayed on the top right portion of the screen.

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Getting battery percentage using VoiceOver

You can also know your iPod’s remaining battery power using Voiceover. Voiceover describes what appears on your screen aloud. Here is how to use VoiceOver.

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Tap on General
  3. Go to Accessibility
  4. Select VoiceOver
  5. Tap the On/Off switch to turn VoiceOver On.
  6. Tap on OK in the dialog that appears. This is to confirm your selection. If you don’t do anything for 15 seconds, the dialog disappears, and then VoiceOver is turned Off.
  7. After VoiceOver is activated tap on the battery icon. VoiceOver will tell you the battery percentage.

Note: VoiceOver will change the gestures used to control your iPod. So, you may consider turning it off after hearing your battery percentage. Repeat the first five steps above to turn it off.


Those are the two ways in which you can know your iPod touch’s battery percentage. I hope they work for you. Should you have any questions about the same, let us know in the comments section.

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