Like the Menu bar in macOS, iOS has a status bar at the top of the screen. It accommodates symbols that reveal useful information about your iPhone or iPad. Now, it has even brought back your beloved feature – the iPhone battery percentage indicator. Follow this guide to find out how to enable it.
Get back the iPhone battery percentage indicator in the status bar
Having the iPhone battery percentage indicator in the status bar appears to be a more convenient way of finding how much battery is remaining without having to swipe down from the top-right corner of your screen and check it under Control Center. Thankfully, if you have iOS 16 installed, you can display iPhone battery percentage right inside the battery icon.
- Unlock your iPhone.
- Go to Settings.
- Choose Battery.
- Locate the Batter percentage toggle.
- Enable the battery percentage in iPhone option.
The option to enable battery percentage in iPhone was one of the top requested features that iPhone users wanted to see in the latest iOS update – iOS 16.
How to show battery percentage on iPhone?
Unlock your iPhone to go to the Home Screen. Tap the Settings icon visible on the Home Screen.
Scroll down to the Battery entry. Tap the entry to expand it.
When directed to the Battery screen, locate the Battery Percentage option. It’s just above the Low Power Mode option.
Slide the toggle next to the Battery Percentage option to the On position to enable the battery percentage option.
It’s particularly important to mention here that some iPhone owners looking to upgrade their experience to iOS 16 will be disappointed as the new battery percentage display in the status bar is not available for iPhone models like iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 mini, and iPhone 13 mini.
This isn’t a bug. In a support document, Apple confirms this change. Like before, the battery icon will remain filled in white until it slides down to the 20% mark or less. Then, it will turn bright red and continue to remain so until there’s no battery power left. If you have the Low Power Mode ‘ON‘ which conserves battery, you’ll see the icon changing to yellow.
Hope that makes sense!