A quick look at Reddit has shown us that lots of people who either own a Pixel phone or touch themselves while flicking through stories about it really want to know how to get the handset to show battery percentage, and not just a small, partially coloured-in icon.

Though battery percentage shows up when the Pixel s charging, you have to swipe down twice from the top of the screen to see it when the phone s off charge.

It s one of the only bad things we can really say about stock Android.

Fortunately, it doesn t take much to make the battery percentage figure permanently visible.

Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the Quick Settings menu

Tap and hold the cog -- this will enable the System UI Tuner and a spanner will appear next to the cog

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