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OnePlus 6: How to display battery percentage on status bar

25th May 2018 Off By

With the latest flagship landing on doorsteps this week, many OnePlus fans have been trying to get their OnePlus 6 battery percentage displayed in the status bar.

Oneplus 3t Status Bar Battery Percentage Settings
Previous devices included status bar options to display battery percentage and customise the clock

All previous OnePlus phones have included an option within the Settings menu, under Status Bar, that allows users to have the battery percentage permanently displayed in the status bar. 

However, this option is not present in the OnePlus 6 status bar settings, leading fans to frantically search the phone’s menus looking for the battery percentage option. Some have wondered if the battery percentage option was removed to save space on the OnePlus 6 notch display.

Update: OnePlus adds status bar battery percentage option to OnePlus 6

OnePlus have now released a software update for the OnePlus 6 that allows the battery percentage to be displayed on the status bar. However, this has been added as an alternative battery style option, rather than a separate toggle.

This means, unlike the OnePlus 3T screenshot shown above, where both a battery icon and percentage are displayed, enabling the status bar battery percentage on the OnePlus 6 removes the ‘battery bar’ icon.

How to enable OnePlus 6 battery percentage in status bar:

OnePlus 6 Battery Percentage Status Bar Options

Time needed: 1 minute.


How to enable OnePlus 6 battery percentage in status bar:

  1. Install the latest software update

    Ensure you have installed the latest software update.
    (Settings > scroll to bottom > System Updates)

  2. Access the status bar customisation menu

    Go to Settings, then under Customisation, select Status Bar

  3. Select Battery Style

    Open the Battery Style menu, where the option to display as a percentage has now been added. Select Battery Style

  4. Select Battery Percent

    You’ll be given four options. Battery bar, battery circle, battery percent,
    and battery hidden. Select battery percent.

  5. Done!

    That’s it, you’ve enabled status battery percentage on your Oneplus 6

Thankfully, OnePlus have confirmed the battery percentage option will be added to the OnePlus 6 in its next software update, alongside the scheduled do-not-disturb feature.

So, whilst you can’t enable it just yet, rest assured that the Oneplus 6 battery percentage display option will be added in the next few weeks. Until then, the battery percentage is just a quick swipe away.

We’ll update this page with further instructions once the update is out.

If you really need your battery percentage displayed urgently, If you must have the battery icon and percentage shown in the status bar, there are many apps on the Play Store that will use a notification to show the battery percentage in your status bar.

A passable workaround, but something I’d find irritating long term. Personally, I’ll just do without the status bar percentage, unless an update adds the ability to show both the icon and the percentage together.

Oneplus 6 Status Bar Battery Percentage Settings
The OnePlus 6 status bar settings will be updated to add battery percentage options in coming weeks

OxygenOS Operations staff member Gary C. confirmed the news in a OnePlus 6 Questions & Answers post he made this week:

Question: Can you please explain why there is no option for Battery Percentage in the status bar?
Answer: Feedback received. We will support it in the next update.

Question: The new alert slider works handy! However I didn’t see the Scheduled DND feature.
Answer: Nice catch. We plan to have it in the next software update too.

Gary also confirmed upcoming updates would address autofocus issues on the rear camera and increase the volume of calls and notifications.

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Source: Gary C
Main image credit: OnePlus