How to See Battery Percentage on iPhone or iPad

iPhone models that have notches in the upper portion of the screen (such as the iPhone X, 11, 12, 13, and their variants) do not have the option to display the numerical battery percentage on the status bar as on older models.

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RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
July 7, 2022

iPhone models that have notches in the upper portion of the screen (such as the iPhone X, 11, 12, 13, and their variants) do not have the option to display the numerical battery percentage on the status bar as on older models. So, let’s explore how to see battery percentage on newer models.

This is for iPhone and iPad. Screensho9ts are from iPhone XR

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Instead, you can quickly check the battery percentage by launching Control Center. To do so, first, place your finger on the Battery icon in the upper- right-hand corner of your screen and swipe downward. Refer to the below image:

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Opening the Control Center

Next, when the Control Center appears, you will see the battery percentage in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. See the below image:

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Your Battery percentage

To return back to your Home Screen, just tap any blank area or swipe up from the lower handle. See the following image:

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Return back to the Home screen

It’s also possible to add a widget on your iPhone or iPad called “Batteries” to your Home screen (or Today View) that will let you keep an eye on your battery percentage at all times.

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