Show battery percentage on Samsung Galaxy phones

Battery life is one of the things many people overlook when buying a smartphone. With increasing number of apps on smartphones coupled with HD displays, most of us struggle to get through for a day without charging our phones. While stock Android shows the remaining battery capacity in the status bar, it does not show the battery percentage. While this is possible through some programs like Battery Widget Reborn, Samsung’s Touchwiz skin already has this feature in it. It is just a matter of turning it on.

This is applicable for all Samsung Galaxy Android flagships like the Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Note 2, Note 3 and also for mid-range phones like the Galaxy Y, Galaxy Ace and Galaxy Grand.

Show battery percentage on any Samsung Galaxy Android phone

  1. Go into Settings from the applications drawer
  2. Click on More and go into Battery settings
  3. Check ¬†‘Show Battery Percentage’ in indicator.

The battery percentage will now be visible in the status bar.

Remove recommended apps in Galaxy S4

One of the many not-so-useful additions to the TouchWiz Samsung Galaxy S4 is the recommended apps list that pops up on the notification drop-down when you plug in a set of earphones. If you have looked closely, all it does is list the five apps you last used and hence it is not that useful. I like to have my notification drop down as clean as possible.

However, there is an easy way to disable recommended apps in Galaxy S4 without rooting it.

Remove recommended apps in Galaxy S4

  1. Remove Recommended Apps in Galaxy S4Go to Settings
  2. Click on More –> Application Manager
  3. Scroll to the right to show the All Apps.
  4. Scroll down till you find the app ‘PageBuddyNotiSvc’. Click on the app.
  5. Uncheck ‘Show Notifications’.

This removes recommended apps in Galaxy S4 in the notification drop down.