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View Battery Percentage on All iPhone Models

How to See Your iPhone Battery Percentage

It would be hard to imagine a life without your mobile phone. It stores your conversations with other people, memories in the form of photos and videos, important files, and documents. You can even pay with it for your groceries or services. As well as play games or read online while waiting for a bus.

Because you use your phone so often, it needs power to keep up. Although your iPhone has a battery, it needs to be charged from time to time. Depending on how many apps and features you're using at the same time, as well as the level of your screen brightness, your battery can run out way faster than you would like.

View Battery Percentage on All iPhone Models

Of course, there are ways to keep your battery alive longer. One way is to enable Low Power Mode. It will optimize your device performance, lower the screen brightness, and tone down the animations, which can use a lot of resources.

Other ways are to close apps you don't use at the moment, disable Location when you don't need it, use dark mode, and try not to watch movies or play video games for very long as they drain your battery very fast.

Even though you're applying all battery-saving tips and tricks, it will still run out sooner or later. That's why keeping an eye on the battery percentage lets you see when your battery is about to run out. That way, you can minimize your iPhone usage, so the battery can last at least until you're able to charge it.

Different iPhone models have different ways you can view the battery percentage. Newer models will have more methods to view your battery life, while older ones will have less. The more recent operating systems can also have additional ways to view or display device battery percentage.

In this article, you'll find out different ways you can check your iPhone's battery percentage depending on the model. In the end, you'll also find ways you can display the battery on your Home Screen in iOS 14.

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View Battery Percentage in iPhone X and Newer Models

Newer iPhone models have more ways you can check your battery percentage. You can either use one method you like the most or a couple of them. Some ways are more convenient to use depending on what you're doing on your device.

Below you'll find different ways you can check the battery percentage.

Method 1.

You can view the percentage from the Control Center.

From the top right side of your screen, swipe down to open the Control Center.

Swipe down to open Control Center

In the top right corner, you'll see your battery percentage.

View battery percentage in Control Center

Method 2.

Go to your Home Screen and swipe to the right side to see the Today screen.

Swipe to the right to see Todays screen

Scroll down and you'll see your device's battery percentage.

View battery percentage in Today screen

Method 3.

If you have Siri set up, you can use her. Ask Siri to show you the charge level of your iPhone's battery.

Ask Siri to show you battery percentage

Method 4.

The fourth way to see the battery percentage is by plugging your device to charge. You'll see the charge level on your lock screen.

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View Battery Percentage in 2nd Generation iPhone SE, iPhone 8, and Earlier Models

With these models, you can see the device battery percentage in the status bar. You can enable the feature in two ways.

Method 1.

1. Go to the "Settings" app.
2. Scroll down and tap on "Battery".

Go to Battery

3. Then, turn on "Battery Percentage".

Method 2.

1. Go to the "Settings" app.
2. Scroll down and tap on "Battery".

Go to Battery

3. Enable "Low Power Mode".

Enable Low Power Mode

When the Low Power Mode is turned on, the battery percentage is always shown.

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View Battery Percentage in iOS 14

If you want to see the battery percentage on your home screen all the time, you can either add a widget. There are two ways you can do that.

Method 1.

1. When you're on your Home Screen, swipe to the right side to view the Today screen.
2. Then, scroll down until you see the box with your battery percentage.

View battery percantage in Today screen

3. Tap on that box and hold it until a quick menu appears.
4. Select "Edit Home Screen".

Tap on Edit Home Screen

5. When the items on the screen start to jiggle, tap and hold on the battery box and drag it to the next screen on the right.
6. Choose a spot where you want the battery widget to be on your Home Screen and release it.

Add battery percantage to Home Screen

7. When you're done, tap on "Done".

Method 2.

1. Tap and hold on your Home Screen until the items on it start to jiggle.
2. Tap on the plus button, located at the top left corner of the screen.

Tap on the plus button

3. Scroll down until you find "Batteries" and tap on it. You can also enter "Batteries" in the search bar.

Tap on Batteries

4. Then select the battery status widget style and tap on "Add Widget".

tap on Add Widget

5. The widget will be added to your Home Screen. You can drag it where you want on the screen.

Battery widget added to home screen

Done", located at the top right corner of the iPhone's screen.

The added widget will also show connected Bluetooth devices and their battery percentage.

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We hope the information above was helpful!

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