Check the Battery Level of Bluetooth Devices Connected to Mac [How-To]: Three Methods Explained

It's better to track the battery life of the Bluetooth devices connected to your Mac so that they don't run out of power during your work. Read on to find out how it's done the quick way.

Bluetooth devices are great as they are easy to carry around, and most importantly, no need to manage tangling cables. Everything works fine till the time you promptly charge them when needed. In case you forget, it can be a real pain to get things done without them; especially with Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. Thankfully, there’s a way to check the battery levels of connected devices on Mac.

If you happen to work on your Mac mostly, you’ll probably know it already. But for any reason, if you do not know how to get the battery percentage of Bluetooth devices, refer to the guide below to learn the process.

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How to View Battery Level of Bluetooth Devices on Mac

Step #1. Click on the Apple Logo and then click on System Preferences.

Click on Apple Logo and then click on System Preferences on Mac

Step #2. Under System Preferences, click on Bluetooth and then check the box beside “Show Bluetooth in menu bar.” This is an optional step if you already have Bluetooth icon in the menu bar.

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Check the Box next to Show Bluetooth in menu bar in Mac Bluetooth Settings

Step #3. Now click on the Bluetooth icon in the menu bar and navigate your mouse pointer over the connected device name. Pop-Out windows will display the battery level of that device.

Check Battery Level of Bluetooth Devices Connected to Mac

Besides this method, there’s one more to check battery levels of Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. Let’s see how to do that.

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Check the Battery level of Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse in System Preferences

Step #1. As usual, click on the Apple Logo and then click on System Preferences.

Click on Apple Logo and then click on System Preferences on Mac

Step #2. Now click on Keyboard and under that, at the bottom-left corner, you’ll notice the battery level of the keyboard.

Click on Keyboard in Mac System Preferences

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Check battery level of the Bluetooth keyboard on Mac

Step #3. To check the battery level of the mouse, go back to System Preferences and click on Mouse. Same as the keyboard, you’ll notice the battery percentage of the mouse on the bottom-left corner of the window.

Click on Mouse in Mac System Preferences

Check battery level of the Bluetooth Mouse on Mac

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Apart from the UI based method, there’s another way to check battery levels of keyboard and mouse using the Terminal.¬†This isn’t an ideal method for regular users, but if you mostly work on the terminal, this is the convenient way to check battery levels.

How to Check Battery Levels of Bluetooth Device on Mac Using Terminal App

Step #1. If you aren’t already in the Terminal app, launch it.

Open Terminal app using Spotlight search on Mac

Step #2. Copy below-given code in the Terminal to get battery percentage of the keyboard.
ioreg -c AppleBluetoothHIDKeyboard |grep '"BatteryPercent" ='
View battery percentage of the Bluetooth keyboard Using Mac terminal app

Step #3. To check battery percentage of Bluetooth mouse, copy and paste below-given code in the Terminal:
ioreg -c BNBMouseDevice |grep '"BatteryPercent" ='
View battery percentage of the Bluetooth Mouse Using Mac terminal app

That’s it. With these three different methods, you can conveniently keep track of the battery levels of the connected Bluetooth devices.

Signing off

Checking battery levels of connected devices hardly take a few seconds, but doing it regularly guarantees flawless working of your devices and also seamless productivity.

Take a look at the following guides as well:

Do you know any other way to check battery levels of Bluetooth devices? Share it with us in the comments and also, do connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram. Also, make sure to download our iGB app to easily access our latest articles.

Rajesh Mishrahttps://www.igeeksblog.com
Tracking down the trending stories that are making headlines on the Internet and exploring Apple devices are what appeal Rajesh the most. Aside from catching up with the fun-loving videos and FPS, he likes playing badminton and composing poems.
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