How to Turn On Battery Percentage?

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by Alex Gustman

Updated: April 14, 2021

It is very convenient to see the current status of your phone battery. Though there is always a visual representation in your top right corner, the icon is too small to be sure. Even though the indicator itself is not always working correctly, the numeric value still gives a certain reference as to when you need to plug your device in. This is especially critical nowadays since we depend on our portable devices so much.

If you are continually asking yourself, “What percent is my battery on?”, you have found the right place to answer this question. Let’s have a look at the ways to activate the feature for both Android and iOS devices.

How to turn on battery percentage for the iPhone 8 or lower?

Every Apple user knows how to fetch numeric battery value since it never changed from the 3GS model up to eight. If you have one of those, visit the Battery menu item in the main settings to make it available. The very top line (called Battery Percentage) stands for the indicator you are looking for. Activate the slider to see the number, deactivate to see the icon only.

What is my battery percentage on later iPhones?

New iPhones are different in many respects. If you own an up-to-date device with a Face ID feature, you probably don’t know how to change the battery percentage since there is no slider in the Battery menu any longer.

The reason behind it is the Face ID camera located on top of your display. New iPhones feature deep cutouts right where the status bar used to be. There is not enough space to display the numbers anymore. Bad news – you will never be able to put them back into the right top corner until the cutout disappears. Good news – there are four ways to check current battery status:

  1. The current battery percentage is still displayed on the lock screen during the charging process. Connect the phone to a power source using a cable to see it.
  2. Swipe from the top-right display corner while on the home screen. This will open the control center where you can do multiple things to your device. You will also see the numeric indicator right where it belongs.
  3. Give your display a right swipe from the lock or home screen to see the widgets panel. If you don’t have battery information there, scroll down the page and hit the edit button. Then drag battery from the bottom menu to the top one. Once the screen refreshes, you will see the current device battery status. If you are iOS14 user, feel free to add a battery widget to your home screen.
  4. If your hands are busy – Siri will answer this question for you.

Though these solutions are not as convenient as the old ones, there are no other options. Unless Apple decides to change the state of things in the upcoming updates (or devices in the worst case), we will have to get used to it. For now, you can only see it in the Control Panel or status bar, as it says in Apple support.

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How to get your Android phone to show battery percentage?

Android devices do have a Battery menu in the settings, as well as old iPhones do.

  • Scroll down a bit until you see Battery Percentage.
  • Press to see the list of options you have – typically, you can opt for in-icon or next-to-icon representation, depending on your preferences.

As for Android-based systems, let’s have a look at MIUI since it is one of the most wide-spread ones. The battery indicator is (surprisingly) hiding under Notifications. Choose Percentage, and it will show up inside the icon.

It is crucial always to know the current status of your portable device battery. Unexpected power off can result badly – it will not be possible to call, text, go online, check financial notifications, emails, and so on. A visual icon is not as informative as a numeric value. This is why it might be useful to turn battery percentage on and keep an eye on it.

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Does iPhone 11 have battery percentage?

Unfortunately, iPhone 11 doesn’t display it permanently in the upper right corner. The good news is that you can see this in Control Center. To see it just swipe from the upper right corner down. You can also enable the built-in battery widget that will be displayed if you swipe from the left side to the right.

What is my battery percentage right now?

If your android phone doesn’t display it in the upper right corner you must enable it as we have described above. Follow the same steps if you own an iPhone 8 or earlier. If you have an iPhone X or higher, just swipe down from the top.

Why is my battery percentage not showing?

There are two main reasons: you didn’t turn it on or your phone (iPhone 9 or higher) doesn’t display it like it did on older models.

Why does the iPhone 11 not show battery percentage?

That’s what the developers decided. Maybe because there’s not enough space there because of the cutout.

How do I check my battery level?

In addition to the methods described above, it is possible to install a battery widget that will always show the battery percentage.

Can you change the battery icon on iPhone 11?

No, you can’t.

How do you show battery percentage on IOS 14?

Follow the steps above if you have an iPhone 8 or lower. But you will not be able to do this if you have an iPhone X or later.

How do you add a battery widget to iOS 14?

Press and hold anywhere on your phone’s touchscreen. When the app icons start shaking and a “plus” button appears in the upper left corner – click on it. Then find the “Battery” and click on it. And finally choose battery widget what you like.


Here we’ve described how to turn on battery percentage on iPhone and Android phones. It’s very easy on iPhones up to model eight and on any Android phone – all you need to do is open the settings and select “Numeric” from the battery indicator display methods.

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