How to show battery percentage on iPhone (All models)

Battery Percentage showing on a iPhone with iOS 16

If you use your iPhone day in and day out, it’s wise to keep an eye on its battery percentage. You don’t want it dying on you right in the middle of a game or some important work, after all.

On Face ID supported iPhones, Apple has to accommodate many icons on the status bar like cellular signal strength, WiFi, etc. With this in mind, the way to display battery percentage on iPhone 14, 13, 12 series, 11 Series, and iPhone XR is a bit different than that on iPhone SE 2022, 8, and earlier.

No matter what iPhone model you have, we’ve got you covered. Without further ado, let’s walk through how to show the iPhone battery percentage.

How to enable battery percentage in iOS 17

It will be only available on the iPhone 14, 12, and 13 series (except mini), iPhone X, XS, iPhone 11 Pro, and Pro Max (not iPhone 11 or XR).

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Scroll down and tap Battery.
  3. Toggle on the Battery Percentage.

As they say, better late than never; I am glad we finally have the feature.

How to show battery percentage on iPhone 15, 14, 13, 12, iPhone 11, and XR

The process remains the same for iPhone 14, 13, 12 Pro (and Pro Max), 11 Pro, Pro Max, iPhone X, XS, XR, and XS Max. Here are all the 4 ways to show your iPhone’s battery percentage:

  1. Swipe down from the top right corner of the screen to open Control Center and view the battery percentage.

    See Battery Percentage on iPhone 11 Pro Max Control Center
  2. You can add the Batteries widget to Today View, and optionally pin it there if you want to see it all the time. This approach has the added benefit of showing your battery life on connected devices (such as AirPods and Apple Watches) as well.

    Check Battery Percentage in Today View on iPhone
  3. Ask Siri what the battery percentage is on your iPhone.

    Ask Siri to Display Battery Percentage on iPhone 11 Pro Max
  4. In your iPhone to charge, and you’ll see the battery percentage displayed on the Lock screen.

    Plugged iPhone in charge, battery percent shows up on the iPhone lock screen

How to check battery percentage on iPhone SE 2022, iPhone 8, or earlier

  1. Go to Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Battery.
  3. Toggle on Battery Percentage.
Show the Battery Percentage on iPhone with Touch ID

On devices with a Home button such as the iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 8 or earlier, and iPad, you can opt to view the battery percentage in the status bar.

Use widgets to view battery percentage on iPhone (iOS 15 or 14)

  1. Enter jiggle mode. To do so, tap and hold (empty or blank) space on the screen.
  2. Tap the + icon at the top-left corner.

    Tap on + Icon in iPhone Home Screen
  3. Then tap Batteries → tap Add Widget.

    Add Battery Widget to iPhone Homescreen
  4. Tap Done to exit the jiggle mode.
    Now you can see the battery level of your iPhone and other Bluetooth devices (like Apple Watches, Airpods, etc.) connected to it.

    Show iPhone Battery Level

With iOS 14, you can add a battery widget to the iPhone home screen to keep an eye on the battery level.

That’s all there is to it!

So, no matter which iPhone you have, it’s easy to show the battery percentage. This makes it convenient to monitor the remaining power on your device.

If you’re looking to save your battery life, you might want to check out these apps.

Let us know in the comments if you’re looking for more tips about your iOS devices. If you have any questions, feel free to ask away, and we’ll do our best to help you out!

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1 comment

  1. Thank you. New to the iPhone 13 jumped from an iPhone 7plus because they were sold out prefer the iPhone plus though. Anyways have iOS 15 and good to go now thanks to your help!

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