How to show battery percentage on Mac in macOS Ventura

How to show battery percentage on Mac

The battery percentage on your Mac indicates how much juice is left in your Mac. However, by default, the battery symbol only shows a hazy image of how much power you have left. Here’s how you can show the battery percentage on your Mac. 

How to show the percentage of battery charge in macOS Ventura

  1. Click the Apple logo at the top left corner of the screen. 
  2. Select System Settings

    Open System Settings on your Mac
  3. Scroll down and click Control Center
  4. Navigate to Battery. It’s under the Other Modules section. 
  5. Toggle on Show Percentage

    How to show battery percentage on macOS Ventura 

If you plan to display the battery percentage in the Control Center, then all you need to do is toggle on Show in Control Center under Battery (as shown in the image above). 

How to show battery percentage on macOS Monterey and earlier

  1. Click the Apple logo
  2. Choose System Preferences

    Open system Preferences on Mac
  3. Go to Dock and Menu Bar

    Click on Dock & Menu Bar in System Preferences on Mac
  4. Scroll down and select Battery
    It’s in the Other Modules section. 
  5. Check the box next to Show Percentage. 

    Enable Option to Get Battery Percentage on Menu Bar in macOS Big Sur

Looking to include the remaining battery in your Control Center? Just check the box next to Show in the Control Center (as shown in the image above). 

Draining out… 

After enabling the battery percentage, you should get a better idea of how long you have before you need to plug in your Mac to recharge it. Follow these instructions If you still don’t understand why your Mac empties so quickly. Implementing those instructions should help you maximize your Mac’s battery life

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  1. Is there ANY WAY I can get a notification that I need to plug my laptop in when I drop, say below 35%? I’m so darn busy that I don’t notice it until it drops to 18, to 22, to 28%. I don’t even look at the percentages indicator while I’m working. I need something to pop up so that no matter what, I plug it in at that time and NOT after that.

  2. Thank you for this post! Big Sur was driving me crazy in that it defaults to NOT showing battery % – who thought that was a good thing to hide by default??? … seems like determining the battery % would be the #1 reason someone would click on the Bluetooth icon but Apple hides the info in Big Sur by default. Why they make changes like that is beyond me. Sheesh. Thanks to your post, however, I’ve stopped pulling my hair out now. 🙂

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