Displaying the percentage of battery level makes it so easy to understand the remaining battery level. This was the case with old iPhone models with home button. However, the percentage number was removed with the full screen Face ID based models. You will now see only the battery icon which is very difficult to understand the exact percentage level. If you are struggling with the battery icon, here is how to show battery percentage in iPhone.
iPhone Battery Percentage Level
Use one of the following ways convenient for you to view the battery percentage in iPhone.
1. Enable Battery Percentage in Settings (from iOS 16)
- Tap on “Settings” app and navigate to “Battery” section.
- The first option is “Battery Percentage” and enable the switch against this option.
- Now, you can see the percentage will start showing inside the battery icon on top right corner of the screen.
2. Use Batteries Widget on Home Screen and Lock Screen
Though the above option is easy to enable, sometimes you can’t see the percentage clearly as the number shows inside the battery icon. This will be a problem especially when your wallpaper’s contrast does not match with the light or dark display modes. The best option is to use the battery widget and show the percentage clearly visible.
Adding Batteries Widget in Home Screen
Apple introduced widgets from iOS 14. So, you can use this option if you have older phone models which do not support iOS 16.
- Tap and hold the empty area on your home screen.
- You will see the apps are started jiggling and tap on the + icon showing on top left corner of the screen.
- You will see all the available widgets available on your iPhone. Use the search box or scroll down to find “Batteries” widget and tap on it.
- Select the style of the widget and tap on “Add Widget” button.
- This will add clearly visible battery percentage as a widget on your home screen.
- Tap on “Done” button showing on top right corner to stop the jiggling apps and start using your iPhone.
- You can follow the same steps to add “Batteries” widget to other home screens of your iPhone if required.
For removing the widget from your home screens, simply tap and hold on the widget. You will see menu items appear and select “Remove Widget” option from the list.
Adding Batteries Widget in Lock Screen
The good part is that you can add the “Batteries” widget to you lock screen. This will help to view the clear percentage of remaining battery level without unlocking the screen. However, adding widgets to lock screen will work only from iOS 16 onwards.
- When you are in the lock screen, tap and hold the screen.
- Tap on + icon to add new lock screen.
- Select a wallpaper for your new lock screen and tap on the widgets box. Some wallpapers will show default widgets while others may show “Add Widgets” text.
- Select “Batteries” widget from the list.
- The widget will show the preview and tap on it.
- Now the “Batteries” widget will be added to the lock screen and tap on “Add” button.
- You can either pair the lock and home screen or choose to customize the home screen separately.
- You can create unlimited lock and screen combinations and switch before locking the iPhone.
If you want to remove the widget on lock screen, press and hold the screen and select “Customize” option. select the “Lock Screen” and tap on the “Batteries” widget. Tap on the minus icon on the widget to remove it from your lock screen. You can learn more on how to properly setup lock screen wallpaper and widgets in iPhone.
3. View from Control Center
If you only want to see the percentage when needed, then using the Control Center is the good option. Simply swipe down from top right corner to open Control Center in iPhone. Remember, you will only see the battery icon without percentage when you go back to home screen.
Nowadays, UI (User Interface) changes are annoying that you need to move around multiple screens to find simple information. Even Apple reenabled battery percentage option in iOS 16, it is not convenient as the number will show inside the battery icon. The clear way is to use “Batteries” widget and see the percentage on home and lock screens.