5 Ways to Show Battery Percentage on Your iPhone

5 Ways to See Your iPhone’s Battery Level 

Getting Rid of iOS Battery Anxiety 

When I upgraded to a newer iPhone, I discovered that the battery percentage had vanished. This made me feel a little uneasy. On my iPhone, I enjoy checking the battery percentage. The small, white battery icon isn’t precise enough without it, and it rarely serves as a realistic depiction of how long my iPhone will last without it. However, I quickly discovered that the battery % had not vanished; it had simply relocated, and that with the most recent version of iOS, you may view your iPhone battery percentage in a variety of ways. The following are five of my personal favorites. 

1. In the Status Bar, Display the Percentage 

You can see the battery percentage in the iPhone status bar if your iPhone has a physical home button (iPhone 6, 7, 8, SE). It will appear next to the battery icon in the top right-hand corner of your screen. Open the Settings app, tap Battery, and turn on Battery Percentage if you don’t see it. 

This option is not available on newer iPhones without a physical home button (iPhone X and beyond). Because the Face ID sensor is housed in a notch at the top of the screen, there isn’t enough place for the battery icon and a percentage. There are, however, a variety of additional methods for determining the battery level on your iPhone. 


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2. The Control Center for the iPhone 

The battery % will be displayed in Control Center on all iPhones. A simple swipe will bring you to this useful settings screen. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to activate Control Center if your iPhone has a physical home button. Simply swipe down from the top-right corner of your screen if you have a newer iPhone. The percentage of your iPhone’s battery life is shown at the top of the Control Center. 

If you just have one free hand and are using a larger smartphone like the iPhone Pro Max, the upper right-hand corner is quite a stretch. Thankfully, a double-tap on the rear of your iPhone will bring up the Control Center. Here’s how you can do it. 

Open the Settings app on your phone. 

Touch Accessibility, then Touch. 

After that, scroll down and tap Back. 

Select Control Center from the Double Tap menu. 

Control Center will now be accessed by tapping twice on the back of your iPhone. It’s a convenient way to see your battery percentage and access other features like brightness, airplane mode, and media controls. 


Jonathan Wylie is a British actor. 

3. The Battery Widget in iOS 14 

Widgets, which were introduced in iOS 14, gave iPhone owners extra personalization choices. Customers on Android have been enjoying them for years, so it was exciting to see Apple incorporate their version of this popular feature. There are a variety of system widgets that can be added to your home screen, but if you want to keep track of your current charge level, the battery widget is a must-have. To understand how to add widgets in iOS 14, watch the video below. 

When you swipe through the different types of battery widgets, you’ll find that they come in several sizes. The larger widgets will show the percentage of your iPhone battery as well as any linked devices such as Bluetooth headphones or your Apple Watch. Some users prefer the battery widget to be front and center on their home screen, but because the Today screen is merely a swipe to the right, others like it to be there so they may have more place on their home screen for apps. 

4. While charging, display the battery percentage. 

You’ve probably seen this before, but you can view your battery percentage from the home screen while your iPhone is charging. To turn it on, simply tap the screen or push the power button. On your lock screen, the current battery percentage is displayed in place of the date, beneath the clock. Remember that your iPhone 8 (and newer) may be fast-charged to 50% battery in around 30 minutes. When you utilize a Lightning to USB-C cable and a power adapter rated at 18W or above, fast charging is possible. Apple will happily offer you a power converter for $29, but the Aukey Minima 18W charger costs less than half as much. It’s smaller and just as effective! 


Jonathan Wylie is a British actor. 

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5. If you’re unsure, ask Siri! 

Did you know that Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri, can tell you how much battery life you still have? If you don’t have any free hands or are in a hurry to go out the door, this is especially beneficial. Simply ask Siri, “Hey Siri, what is my battery percentage?” and it will proudly announce your current charge level and display it as a number on your iPhone’s screen. Everyone knows Siri isn’t known for being a particularly useful virtual assistant, but for quick chores like this, it’s ideal. 


Jonathan Wylie is a British actor. 

Use your Apple Watch as a bonus tip! 

The Apple Watch offers a nice complication for keeping track of your watch’s battery life, but what about the iPhone? There are a lot of useful apps in the App Store designed specifically for that purpose. These watch apps will be able to show you the battery percentage of your iPhone from your wrist once they are released. Free programs like Battery Watcher or Charge will suffice, but Juice Watch offers additional features like low battery notifications and watch face complexities. Although it is premium software, it does provide some useful features for monitoring the battery life of your Apple Watch and iPhone.

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