I recently read a short article from HungryGeeks about how he was glad to hide his phone’s battery percentage. At first I thought,
“Why would I do this? I REALLY NEED TO KNOW!”
I’m one of those people who needs to know exactly how much battery I have left in my iPhone. It’s really not noticeable with my laptop though since it takes a bit of an effort to check it. Due to the nature of the smartphone, you really have to check it more often than not.
Since I’ve become increasingly anxious about my battery life on my iPhone 7, I decided to try out removing the battery percentage. This was Utterly Random Challenge 1!
The one caveat that I have with this is that I didn’t use the Low Power Mode setting. I try to avoid the Low Battery notification as much as possible. (Of course it depends on the situation.)
It’s been around 4 days since I did that. So far, I’m doing great! Yes, I still check now and then how the battery of my phone is. But I didn’t really feel the pressure of doing so! It also helps that I started this during Holy Week. (In case you don’t know, Holy Week is when Catholics reflect on the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.) I still manage to get myself in some weird situation where I don’t have my Power Bank with me.
This isn’t the end of my challenge though. I plan to stick with having no battery percentage for at least 1 MONTH. It may feel great for me now, but who knows what would happen down the road. I’ll keep you guys posted on social media (@utterlyrandomtechie on Instagram, Utterly Random Techie on Facebook, @UttrlyRndmTchie on Twitter) and a conclusion blog post to see how I did.