One of the most basic and used features of any smartphone user nowadays is the battery life and the Network connection or speeds. To keep an eye on the battery percentage and Network speeds can be quite useful to keep track of how long does your Xiaomi device have and what is the present network speed. Xiaomi smartphones come with the option to turn On the Battery percentage and Network speeds, which can be seen all the time in the status bar.
Xiaomi has started to roll out OS updates – Android Nougat and Marshmallow OS to most of their devices. Xiaomi devices like Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi 5, Note 4, Note 3, Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, Xiaomi Mi Max, Mi Max 2, Xiaomi Mi 6, Mi 5, Xiaomi Mi A1 etc.
How to turn on Battery Percentage in Xiaomi smartphones (MIUI 8/9):
The option to turn on the battery percentage is available in the settings which are turned off by default and you can turn them on by following the steps mentioned below.
Go to Settings
Scroll through the settings and tap on Notification & status bar.
Now you need to Tap on Battery indicator
You will be seeing three option – Graphical, Percentage and Top bar
Choose Percentage which will show the battery percentage left beside the battery icon
If your Xiaomi smartphone is running on Android Oreo you can see that the Show Battery percentage option is present under Battery -> Power Management as a toggle switch.
How to show Network speeds in Xiaomi smartphone (MIUI):
Network speeds can be seen always on the status bar which can be quite useful in many instance, here is a step by step tutorial on how to turn the option on.
Tap on Settings
Now scroll down and under System & Device option tap on Notification & status bar
Here you can see the option Show connection speed
Turn on the toggle switch on the right side, now you can see the connection speed on the status bar on all times
The battery percentage and connection speed can be seen on all times in the status bar, whenever it is visible. The status bar is not seen when you watch a Video in landscape or full screen mode.