8 Ways to See Battery Percentage on iPhone (All Models)
Newer iPhones with the notch couldn’t fit the battery percentage in the status bar, but with iOS 16, Apple reintroduced the option to show the battery percentage for newer iPhones. But what about the iPhones that won’t receive the latest iOS 16 update? And what are some other ways to check your iPhone’s battery percentage? This is what we will try to answer in this article as we discuss eight ways to show battery percentage in all models.
How to Show Battery Percentage on iPhone (All Models)
In this list, we’ll take you through eight different methods to quickly see and check your iPhone’s battery percentage, whether you have the newer iPhone with Face ID and a notch/dynamic island or an older/SE model with using Touch ID.
1. Enable Battery Percentage on iPhone with Face ID
With iOS 16, you can now see the battery percentage directly from the status bar on all iPhones with Face ID. This includes iPhone X and later. Here’s how you can enable it:
Step 1: Open up Institutions.
Step 2: Scroll down to Battery.
Step 3: Turn on the switch for Battery percentage.
The battery bar will now show you the current battery percentage of your iPhone.
2. Enable Battery Percentage on iPhone with Touch ID
The option to show battery percentage on the status bar was available for devices with Touch ID even before the iOS 16 update. If you’re using an iPhone with Touch ID, here’s how you can enable battery percentage on your device:
Step 1: Go to Institutions.
Step 2: Choose the Battery option.
Step 3: Activate the switch for Battery percentage.
Since devices with Touch ID didn’t have a notch, they could show the battery percentage next to the battery icon.
It also works on devices with iOS 15 and above.
3. Check Battery Percentage from Control Center
Another quick way to check your battery percentage is through the Control Center. It works on all iPhones, even those with iOS 15.
To open the control center, simple swipe from the top right corner of your performance.
You can see the battery percentage next to the battery icon.
4. View Battery Percentage with Widgets
The iOS 14 update added a battery widget that you can place anywhere on the home screen to see the battery percentage of your iPhone. Here’s how you can add the battery widget to your home screen:
Step 1: Press and hold an empty space on your home screen to enter Toggle mode.
Step 2: Tap on the + button in the upper left corner.
Step 3: From the widgets list, select the Battery option.
Step 4: Select the medium or large battery widget and tap on Add widget.
Step 5: Pressure finished from the top right corner to exit Jiggle mode.
It can also be useful to check the battery level of connected devices such as the Apple Watch and AirPods.
5. Connect your iPhone to a charger
You may already know this one. When you connect your iPhone to a chargerit shows a popup indicating that your device is charging and shows the current battery level.
This can be useful when you want to know the battery percentage while charging your device. This method is universal for all iPhone models.
6. Add a battery widget to the lock screen
Apple added the ability to customize the lock screen in iOS 16. This includes the ability to add widgets to your lock screen. So you can use any third-party app like Battery Widget to show the battery percentage on the lock screen.
Step 1: Download Battery Widget: CPU Disk Usage from the Apple App Store.
Step 2: Tap and hold the lock screen.
Step 3: Pressure Customize.
Step 4: Tap up Add Widgets.
Step 5: Choose the Battery Widget option.
Step 6: Select a widget.
Step 7: Drag the selected widget on the lock screen.
Step 7: Pressure finished to finalize the selection.
Now you will be able to check your phone’s battery percentage from the lock screen.
7. See iPhone Battery Percentage on the Apple Watch
Apple Watch owners will be happy to learn that there’s a neat trick to checking your iPhone’s battery percentage without even picking up the device. You can install third-party apps like Battery Life to check your iPhone’s battery level directly from the Apple Watch. Here’s how you can set it up:
Step 1: Download the Battery life from the Apple App Store.
Step 2: Open the View App.
Step 3: Pressure Install to install the Battery Life app on your Apple Watch.
Step 4: On the Apple Watch, make the Battery life app.
Here you will be able to check your iPhone’s battery percentage.
8. Use Siri to announce the iPhone battery percentage
Apple’s handy AI assistant can also help you learn how much juice is left on your smartphone. The best part is that there are two ways you can use Siri to announce your battery percentage. Let’s take a look at them:
Ask Siri for Battery Percentage
You can simply say, “Hey Siri, what’s my battery percentage?” and Siri will read your iPhone’s battery percentage out loud. It’s an easy way to check the battery percentage when you’re away from your iPhone or driving.
Automate Siri to announce battery level
You can use the Shortcuts app on your iPhone to automate Siri to announce the battery percentage every time you connect or disconnect your phone from the charger. This is how you can set up Siri through the Shortcuts app.
Step 1: Open the Shortcut App and go to the Automation tab.
Step 2: Tap on the + button.
Step 3: Choose Create custom automation.
Step 4: Scroll down the list and select Loader.
Step 5: Here select both “Is connected” and “Is disconnected” and typed up Following.
You can choose any one based on your preference.
Step 6: Tap the search bar down and search Get battery levelthen select it.
Step 7: Next, again tap the search barand search Speak text.
The automatic action is complete. Siri will announce the battery level when you plug in a charger. For example, if the current percentage is 56 percent, Siri will say 56.
You can customize it further by typing “Your battery level is”. Battery level as shown in the picture. Now Siri will say properly Your battery level is 56 instead of just 56.
Step 8: Tap up Following.
Step 9: Turn off the switch for Ask before you run and choose Don’t ask in the confirmation message.
Step 10: Print now finished.
This completes the setup process. Now plug in your phone to test out the automated task. You can make adjustments later in the Shortcuts app. This method works on devices with iOS 14 and later.
I’d like to appreciate Apple finally taking battery percentage of iPhones up a notch, but there’s definitely room for improvement here. There should also be a native method to check your iPhone’s battery level directly from the Apple Watch instead of using a third-party app. But this being Apple, these improvements could be waiting for us around the corner or could take years to arrive. Until then, stay tuned to iTipsToUse for more such articles and How-Tos.
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