Life was so much simpler back then when a quick look at the sidebar would tell you your phone’s battery percentage.
Ever since iPhone X and later iPhones were released, users’ lives have become a bit complicated. Even though the iPhone X, 11, and 12 have the latest features that previous models did not possess, those features come at a cost. Like, iPhone 12 does not show battery percentage when you check the lock screen or use your phone as it does in the previous iPhone 7 and 8 models. You have to swipe down on the screen from the top right corner to find the percentage alongside the battery icon.
Due to such complexities, many iPhone 12 users have been seeking an answer to “how to show battery percentage on iPhone 12”. If you are also an iPhone 12 user, you don’t have to stress over this problem anymore. We have listed down several ways via which you can check your battery percentage conveniently.
How to Show Battery Percentage on iPhone 12 – 7 Easy Ways!
Swipe down to Check Battery Health
The easiest and fastest way to check the battery on iPhone 12 or iPhone X onwards phones is to swipe down from the top right corner of your screen. However, it is not as easy as permanently enabling battery health to display on your phone screen like in iPhone 8. Still, it is better than nothing.
Use Widgets to Permanently Set up Battery Percentage on Display
While the swipe-down method seems convenient, it is not the best solution for those who want to set up battery health status on the display permanently. Fortunately, for such grumpies, Apple has another solution in the form of a widget. You must be thinking since when have widgets become the solution for displaying battery percentage? Well, check for yourselves. Follow these steps to set up a battery widget.
- Go to the home screen.
- Tap and hold any space on your home screen
- Do you see a “+” icon on the top left? Tap it
- A widget picker will appear, now type “Batteries” in the search bar
- Select a format from the given ones
Voila! You just have permanently set up the battery status on your display. Once you have set this up, you won’t need to swipe down every time to check the battery percentage. Also, you can pick the widget format as per your likings. Ignore the first one as we find it useless. You can choose any from the second and third formats. If you have iPhone 12 mini, don’t go for the last one, as it will cover half of your screen.
How to remove the Widget?
For any possible reason, if you want to remove the battery widget, then simply follow the same process that you do for app deletion. Tap it and hold, select “Remove Widget,” and it will get removed in no time.
Note: you can only do this if you have iOS 14. We are not sure whether it works for other versions.
- Ask Siri
Those who are excessively dependent on Alexa will love this method because, in this method, you check your battery health by asking Siri. Just tap and hold the side button and Siri will activate. Once it’s activated, you can ask about your phone’s battery health in any of the following ways:
- What is my battery health?
- How much battery do I have left?
- Battery percentage?
- Battery condition?
- Battery left?
If pressing the side button won’t activate Siri, then you might have disabled this feature. Well, it’s no big issue. Go to the settings, tap “Siri & Search”, turn on the toggle for any of the two options to activate Siri. We would suggest choosing the “Hey Siri” one, as it will be convenient for you. By turning this on, Siri will activate whenever you say “Hey Siri”.
- Put your iPhone on charge
Using an iPhone charger is another less common way to check the phone’s battery percentage. You can either use your conventional cable charger or MagSafe wireless charger for this method. As soon as the iPhone begins to charge, You will see the battery percentage. However, it will show battery percentage only if you connect your phone to the charge while it’s asleep or locked.
If you are on the lock screen already, a charging icon along with battery percentage will appear for a short moment replacing the date and time. It will pop up like (86% charged) and will return third-party to the normal setting, showing the date and time.
- Remove from charging
Whether you use a wireless charger or a traditional iPhone charger, when you remove the iPhone from charging, you will find something like “90% charged” on your screen for a brief moment. However, it won’t show you the battery percentage if you do it while you are on your home screen.
- Check Battery Settings
Before we start elaborating on this one, you should know that it’s the least effective method of all. When you go to the settings, you will find battery settings on scrolling. Tap it and it will show you the last charged details. Under “Last 24 hours” breakdown, you will find the screen on and screen off time. While under the “Last 10 days” action, you will get a detailed analysis of battery usage in the last 10 days. Well, it’s not a bad deal. Even if you don’t get to find your current battery level, you will know which apps have been consuming your charge the most in the last 24 hours.
- Use third-party apps
Several apps on App Store tell you the battery percentage and help maintain your iPhone’s battery health. Following are the apps that we find helpful in determining battery percentage.
Battery Life – Check Runtimes
Apart from serving the main purpose, the app tells you how you can save your battery while doing certain tasks. You can also use the app for checking battery capacity and charging state. The best thing about this app is, you can connect it with your other Apple device, for instance, if you connect it with your Apple Watch, it will let you know when your watch’s battery is low.
Battery Life Doctor
Download this app and you will be able to check your battery percentage and charging status right away. Like the Battery Life app, it also recommends tips to save your battery. Now let’s talk about the unique features of this app. The app keeps the phone storage in check and formulates ways to save storage. Moreover, It also tells how much the existing apps consume your iPhone’s battery.
For all those who miss the home screen battery display, this app is everything. Download the app and it will give you instructions on how to set up battery percentage using the widget.
After facing complications with iPhone 12, If you are indecisive about whether to go for iPhone 13, consider this guide as a hint to your answer. With numerous options to check battery and 3rd party battery check apps, we are confident that we may have canceled one of the problems you have been facing this year.
Though, unfortunately, now you cannot make lame battery check excuses to your friends for not buying the iPhone 13 because that problem has been sorted.