[5 Ways] How to Show Battery Percentage on iPhone

When you are finding ways about how to show battery percentage on iPhone XR/13/14/15/SE, this article can help you a lot. You also get another professional iPhone data management tool.

Kathy by Kathy Updated December 18, 2023
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Monitoring the battery percentage closely is highly beneficial for users to understand when their device's battery is about to run out. Users can take measures to limit their phone usage if the percentage is very low. Additionally, they can reduce the brightness of their iPhones to conserve battery life. So that's why this article exists.

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How to show battery percentage on iPhone

Depending on your specific iPhone model, you can discover the most appropriate methods to display your battery percentage, even on widgets or the lock screen.

Show the battery percentage by adding a battery widget

If you don’t know how to show battery percentage on iPhone widget, you can follow the steps to set it.

Add Batteries widget to Home Screen or Today View

Press and hold a widget or an empty space on the Home Screen until the apps start to jiggle > Click on the + Button located in the upper-left corner > Choose the Batteries widget and then click on Add Widget > Tap on Done to add it.

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Add widgets to your Lock Screen (iOS 16/17)

For some users who need to know how to show battery percentage on iPhone lock screen, adding the battery widget to the lock screen is a good choice for the iPhone with iOS 16/17.

Press and hold the Lock Screen until the Customize button becomes visible, then tap on Customize > Choose Lock Screen > Tap on Add Widgets > Select and tap the Batteries widgets > Tap the close button, and then click Done.

If the available space is insufficient to add a new widget, you can tap the Remove button to delete a widget and create space for it.

Show the battery percentage in Control Center (iPhone X and later)

For iPhone 14/15 and other models equipped with Face ID (iPhone X and later), you can view the battery percentage in Control Center. Simply swipe down from the top-right corner of your display to access it. And then you can learn how to show battery percentage on iPhone 15/14/13.

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Show the battery percentage using Settings app (iOS 16/17)

For all iPhones with iOS 16/17, you have the option to enable the battery percentage display on the status bar. To do this, navigate to Settings > Battery and toggle on the option for Battery Percentage.

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For iPhone SE (2nd and 3rd generation) and iPhone 8 or earlier models, the battery percentage will consistently display in the upper-right corner of the Home screen. If it doesn’t show, go to Settings > Battery > Toggle on Battery Percentage to see it.

Ask Siri to realize the process

Asking Siri can be another available way to know the current battery percentage. Ask the question: “How is the battery life of my ‌‌iPhone‌?” or “How's my battery?” and you can get an answer.

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1. If Siri can't receive your voice commands, access your Settings > Siri & Search > Enable  Listen for "Hey Siri" and/or Press Side Button for Siri options.
2. If Siri still can’t receive your voice commands, go to this page to fix the error: How to Fix Hey Siri Not Working on iPhone 15/14/13/12/11

Charge your iPhone to see the battery percentage

Except for adding widgets to your lock screen, another way to see the battery percentage on the lock screen is by charging your iPhone. Just plug in your iPhone, and the battery percentage will be displayed.

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Final words

From these 5 ways above, you can know how to show battery percentage on iPhone. According to your different iPhone model, you can set it show via adding batteries widget, accessing the Control Center, changing settings from Settings app, asking Siri or charging it directly.

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