Before you leave home or take an important phone call on your iPhone®, you’ll want to know how much charge is left in your battery. But how do you check your battery status? Well, it depends on what iPhone model you have. We’ll show you where to look on various devices. At Asurion, we protect and fix all your favorite tech, and batteries are one of our specialties, whether you want to replace your iPhone battery or make your iPhone battery last longer. Here’s our step guide on how to show battery percentage on your iPhone.
Find battery percentage on an iPhone with Face ID
If you have an iPhone model with Face ID® (iPhone X and later), you can check your exact battery percentage in your phone’s Control Center.
- Swipe down from the top-right corner of your screen to open the Control Center.
- Look for the battery icon and the number next to it showing the percentage of battery charge.
If you’re using iOS® 16 or iOS 17, you can turn on the battery percentage so you’be able to see it in your status bar, which is located in the upper-right corner of your screen. To do so, go to Settings > Battery, and turn on Battery Percentage.
Find battery percentage on other iPhone models
If you have an iPhone SE, an iPhone 8, or an earlier model, you should already be able to see your battery percentage in the status bar. If you don’t see the battery percentage on these models, go to Settings > Battery > and turn on Battery Percentage.
Add the Battery widget to your iPhone Home Screen
Another simple way to see your battery level: Add the Batteries widget to your Home Screen. It’s a tool that gives you quick access to important battery information.Here’s how to show your battery percentage with the Batteries widget:
- From the Home Screen, touch and hold an empty area on the screen until your apps jiggle.
- Tap the Add button (plus sign) in the upper-left corner.
- Select the Batteries widget, choose a size, then tap Add Widget.
- Tap Done.
You can always check your current iPhone battery level by asking Siri®, your device’s virtual assistant. Just say, “What’s my battery percentage?” and Siri will give you the answer.
Is your iPhone taking a long time to charge? Check out our guide for how to fix an iPhone that’s charging slowly.