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
- Click the Apple logo at the top left corner of the screen.
- Select System Settings.
- Scroll down and click Control Center.
- Navigate to Battery. It’s under the Other Modules section.
- Toggle on Show Percentage.
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
- Click the Apple logo.
- Choose System Preferences.
- Go to Dock and Menu Bar.
- Scroll down and select Battery.
It’s in the Other Modules section.
- Check the box next to Show Percentage.
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).
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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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.
As of now, there is no Automator hack or built-in feature to get notifications when your battery drops under a certain point. However, a free third-party app can help you out.
Battery Monitor: Health, Info offers configurable low and full battery alerts.
Hope this helps!
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. 🙂