How to easily find out the battery percentage

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(Pocket-lint) – When Apple announced the iPhone X about five years ago, it removed the battery percentage indicator from the home screen. It used to appear to the left of the battery icon in the status bar, but Apple got rid of it to make room for the Face ID notch. If you missed this issue, don’t worry. We’ll show you how to quickly find your battery percentage in Control Center and how to add it to your home screen as a widget. If you’re even more bored, you can download the iOS 16 public beta and get access to a new way to see the number right on the battery icon itself. Here’s everything you need to know to determine your battery percentage.

Read: How to customize the aesthetics of the iPhone home screen?

What’s your iPhone’s battery percentage?

Simply put, it’s the amount of charge left in your iPhone’s battery, such as 10%.

How to see your iPhone’s battery percentage in Control Center?

Control Center gives you instant access to your iPhone’s battery percentage, but how you open Control Center depends on your device…

iPhone X and newer versions

To open Control Center, swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen. Look for the battery percentage in the upper right corner.

iPhone SE, iPhone 8 and earlier, and iPod touch

To open Control Center, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and find the battery percentage in the upper right corner.

How to see your iPhone’s battery percentage in the status bar?

If you have iOS 16 beta 5 installed on your iPhone, you can see the battery percentage in the status bar on the home screen. Apple has brought it back and it sits right on the battery icon. Apple hasn’t officially released iOS 16. It announced a major software update for the iPhone at WWDC 2022, and it’s currently beta testing with developers and anyone who wants to join the beta program. The company is likely to officially unveil and release iOS 16 this fall. Meanwhile, during public testing, unannounced iOS 16 features, such as the percentage figure, were discovered by Beta 5 users.

Also: Apple Checks iPhone Battery Percentage in Battery Icon: But What Does It Look Like?

If you’ve updated to the latest iOS 16 beta but don’t see it, you need to activate it.

Enable battery percentage in settings:

    1. Make sure your iPhone is running the latest iOS 16 beta.
    2. Open the Settings app.
    3. Go to the Battery menu.
    4. Activate the battery percentage lever.
      • This option doesn’t seem to be available on the iPhone 11, iPhone 12 mini, and iPhone 13 Mini.
      • This may change with future beta versions.

Advice: Want to know how to join the iOS 16 beta and get it working on your iPhone? Check out the Pocket-lint guide here.

How to add iPhone battery percentage to home screen as a widget?

You can add a battery widget to your home screen that displays your iPhone’s battery percentage.

  1. Press and hold the iPhone’s home screen until the apps start to wiggle.
  2. Tap the + at the top of the screen, then scroll down and tap Batteries.
  3. Swipe left and right between widgets to view size options.
  4. When you’re ready, tap Add Widget, then tap Done.
  5. Now go back to the home screen to see the new widget and move it where you want.

Do you need more help? See: How to add widgets to the iPhone home screen.

Do you want to know more?

Contact Apple Support for more information about your iPhone battery.

Author: Maggie Tillman.

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