How to Show Battery Percentage on iPhone/iPad

If you do not already see the battery percentage on your device, the following will teach you how to show battery percentage on an iPhone. It helps you know how much charge is left before your phone turns off.

Roger Smith Posted on: Oct. 18, 2019, Last Updated: Oct. 18, 2019

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When you use an iPhone or any other smartphone for that matter, the most important thing you need to check before you leave home is how much battery charge is left on your device. However, viewing the battery percentage on an iPhone and iPad is a bit different, especially with the newly released iPhone models like iPhone 11.

Show Battery Percentage on iPhone

Show Battery Percentage on iPhone

It is still possible to view the battery percentage though on any of the iPhone models. The only thing that differs is the way you access it on your iPhone model. The following guide covers methods for both old and new iPhone models.

How to Show Battery Percentage on iPhone 11/XS/XR/X

If you have bought yourself a shiny new iPhone 11 or any newer version for that matter, you will find that the battery percentage is not where it used to be in older models of the device. It is actually because Apple has shifted the location of the percentage and you now need to find it at its new location on your device.

There are actually multiple locations where you can see the percentage of battery available on your latest iPhone model. The following shows all of the locations that show battery percentage.

Method 1. Show Battery Percentage from Control Center

Control Center is one of the tools on your iPhone that gives you quick access to a number of features on your device. On an iPhone 11 or the latest model, you can use it to view your battery percentage as well.

Step 1. Swipe downwards from the top-right corner of your iPhone.

Step 2. Control Center will launch and you will be able to view your battery percentage.

Check Battery Percentage from Control Center

Check Battery Percentage from Control Center

Method 2. Show Battery Percentage from Batteries Widget

You can also view your battery status from the Batteries Widget.

Step 1. Open the Today View by swiping right on the lock screen or the first page of the home screen.

If there’s no Batteries widget, just scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap “Edit”, then tapping the (+) button next to “Batteries.” to add it.

Show Battery Percentage from Batteries Widget

Show Battery Percentage from Batteries Widget

Step 2. Once the Batteries widget is added, you’ll see your iPhone’s battery percentage. The battery percentage of any connected devices will be displayed here, such as AirPods.

Method 3. Use Siri to Find Battery Percentage on iPhone/iPad

Siri helps you do a number of tasks on your iOS device and this includes helping you view your battery percentage as well. You can ask her what your battery levels are and she will be happy to help you with it.

Step 1. Launch Siri using your preferred way.

Step 2. When Siri opens, ask her What is my battery percentage? She will speak and show the battery percentage on your screen.

Use Siri to Find Battery Percentage

Use Siri to Find Battery Percentage

Method 4. Charge the iPhone/iPad to View Battery Percentage

While this method does not show the battery percentage permanently on your device, it does show it for one quick second.

Step 1. Connect your charging cable to your device.

Step 2. Turn on charging and you will see the battery status for a moment on your device’s screen. That is how you turn on battery percentage on an iPhone.

Charge the iPhone to View Battery Percentage

Charge the iPhone to View Battery Percentage

How to Show Battery Percentage on iPhone 8 or Earlier

If you have an iPhone 8 or an earlier model of the device and you want to learn how to display battery percentage on your iPhone, this section will help you out. Enabling the battery percentage on older models of the iPhone requires you to head into Settings and enable an option in there. It then adds the percentage bar to your device. Here we show you how to do it.

Step 1. Launch the Settings app from the springboard on your iPhone.

Step 2. Scroll a bit down on the following screen and tap on the option that says Battery. It will open your iPhone battery settings.

Access the Battery Menu in Settings

Access the Battery Menu in Settings

Step 3. On the screen that follows, you will find an option that says Battery Percentage. Turn this option on.

Enable the Battery Percentage Option in Settings

Enable the Battery Percentage Option in Settings

You will now find your iPhone’s battery percentage on your screen. Should you ever decide to hide the battery percentage on your iPhone, simply turn the above option off and you will be all set.

The Bottom Line

Knowing how much battery charge is left on your iPhone is extremely important and the above guide shows how you can find your battery percentage on your device. We hope it helps you out.

Roger Smith

Work for iMobie team for 5 years as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS or Android related issues.