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Everything we do online is a performance. Tasked with artificially representing ourselves, it’s pretty much inevitable. The best way to get to know someone is IRL. But who has time for that? Luckily, there’s an easy hack for figuring out someone else’s interior life. Buried deep inside their phone are dark secrets that reveal the most sinister parts of who they are. Someone’s battery usage—which you can find by going to Settings > Battery on the iPhone—tells you everything you need to know.

So next time you want to snoop, don’t go through their texts—that’s an invasion of privacy. Instead, peep their battery percentage, and see the beast that lies within.


Dude who will not STFU about Stranger Things


A regular teen

Real nice guy


Touched boobs once, thought it was cool

Very lost


Hopelessly depraved

What does your battery usage say about you? Tell us, with screenshots, in the comments.