When you’re running low on battery, it’s nice to have a quick and accurate readout. With iOS 16 (and higher) there are a few ways to see the actual percentage on your iPhone’s status bar or home screen.
A yellow battery icon indicates you have the Low Power Mode enabled on your phone. It preserves battery life by lowering display brightness, disabling background app refresh and automatic downloads.
1. Enable Battery Percentage in Settings
Ever since Apple introduced the notch in 2017, iPhone users have been forced to cope without knowing their exact battery percentage at a glance. With less space in the status bar along the top edge of the display, the iPhone only shows the time, cellular and Wi-Fi signal strengths, and a graphical indicator that gives an approximate idea of how much power is left.
But now with iOS 16, it’s finally possible to turn on the battery percentage in settings. Once the feature is enabled, you’ll see a numerical value next to your iPhone’s battery icon in the top right corner of the screen.
This is a handy feature for anyone who uses their phone frequently and wants to stay on top of the state of its battery. The new battery indicator will also alert you when the phone reaches 20% of its charge, so you can start charging it as soon as possible.
Using your iPhone while it’s low on battery will reduce its lifespan, so it’s a good idea to keep it charged as much as you can. To do so, go to Settings and tap on Battery. You’ll find several options that help you conserve battery, including the ability to enable Low Power Mode. This limits background activity until you have enough battery to recharge.
You can also view the amount of battery an app has used over a specified timeframe in the same Settings menu. This is useful if you want to identify the apps that drain your battery, as you can use this data to decide whether to delete them or limit their usage.
Another great way to track your battery level is to add the Batteries widget to your Home or Today View screen. This widget displays your current battery level as a graphic, and it can also show how much time remains in your upcoming reminders. The widget is available for all newer iPhones, and it’s easy to configure from the Settings app. You can also view your iPhone’s battery level in Control Center by swiping down from the top of the screen to bring up the notification shade.
2. Turn on Battery Percentage in Control Center
Knowing how much battery life your iPhone has is a critical piece of information, especially when you are out and about. It will help you determine whether it is time to bring a charger with you or not. The default display of the battery icon on an iPhone provides a general idea of its remaining charge, but many users would like something more detailed and specific. Thankfully, Apple has included an option that allows users to view the exact percentage of battery remaining on their device at all times.
The easiest way to check the battery level on an iPhone is by using the Control Center. This can be accessed by swiping down on the screen from the top of the device. This will open the Control Center and the battery percentage will be displayed next to the battery icon. This will only work on devices that have a notched screen, such as the iPhone X, XR, and iPhone 8.
For users of older iPhones without a notch, it is still possible to see their iPhone’s battery percentage in the status bar by swiping down on the home screen from the top. This will show the current percentage in the status bar underneath the battery icon, and it will remain active as long as Lower Power Mode is active.
Those looking to get more detailed about their iPhone’s battery usage can also check out the Settings app. This will provide information on how much the device is being used, as well as a breakdown of the battery consumption by individual apps. This will give users a better idea of which apps are draining the most battery, and may help them cut back on its use.
Lastly, the iPhone will also collect data on its usage over time, including when it is being used or not. This information can be viewed by going to Settings > Battery. This will provide a detailed breakdown of the battery usage over time, with each section displaying how much of the battery was used for what purposes.
3. Enable Battery Percentage in Widgets
There are a couple of ways to check your battery percentage on an iphone 7. The easiest way is to use the default battery widget. This is a small, circular widget that appears in the Today View. The widget shows the battery level in a bar at the top of the screen. This is a great way to quickly see how much battery life you have left.
Another way to see your battery percentage is in the status bar. If you have iOS 14 or later, you can enable the battery percentage in the status bar by swiping down from the right edge of the iPhone’s display. This will open Control Center, where the battery percentage is displayed above the various controls and toggles.
You can also find your iPhone’s battery percentage in the Settings app. To do this, open the Settings app, then tap “General,” then “Usage.” In this menu, you can select the option to show the battery percentage in the status bar.
Another option for checking your iPhone’s battery percentage is to use Siri. When you ask Siri how much battery life you have, she will give you the percentage of the battery. This is a quick and convenient method, but it can be difficult to remember what the exact number is.
Finally, you can also use a third-party app to see your battery percentage. There are many apps available on the App Store that allow you to track your battery usage and see your remaining battery life. Some of these apps will even notify you when your battery reaches a certain percentage.
One last method for seeing your iPhone’s battery percentage is to use the lock screen. When you unlock your iPhone, the date and time will be replaced by a battery icon and percentage for a few seconds. This is a simple and easy method for seeing your battery percentage, but it’s not as effective as the others.
Knowing how much battery life you have left is important for keeping your phone safe and usable. The options discussed above all provide a way to get the information you need at a glance, but there are additional ways to extend your battery life such as using Low Power Mode.
4. Turn on Battery Percentage in Low Power Mode
If you want to see the battery percentage on your iPhone, you can enable it in the Settings app. This is a convenient feature that lets you keep track of your device’s battery life and will let you know when it’s time to charge. The setting is available for all iPhone models, including the latest iPhone X and iPhone 7 Plus. You can also add the percentage to your home screen with a widget.
If your phone’s battery is low, you can use the Low Power Mode feature to extend your battery life. This feature reduces display brightness, disables background app refresh and automatic downloads, and minimizes system animations to help your battery last longer. You can enable this feature by going to the Settings app and tapping Battery. Once you’ve enabled the feature, your battery will show a percentage in the status bar when it’s in low power mode. You can also view your battery usage by app to see which apps are draining the most power.
While this feature is handy, it’s not a magic elixer when your battery gets down to 20% and you don’t have a charger nearby. In fact, it will probably only prolong your battery life by about 30 minutes or so. It’s still a good idea to check your battery health regularly, and if you notice that it’s getting low, you can take steps to recharge the battery before it runs out completely.
Another way to get the battery percentage is by using a third-party app. There are a variety of battery monitoring apps available for iOS, Android and Windows phones that will display the percentage on your home screen or as a widget in your notification tray. These apps are typically free or cost a small fee.
It’s also possible to get the battery percentage on an iPhone without a notch by enabling it in the Settings app. To do so, open the Settings app, swipe down and tap Battery. Then, toggle the Battery Percentage switch to On. Once you’ve enabled the feature, you should see a number inside of your battery icon in the top-right corner of your screen.