Here’s how to show battery percentage on new iPhone with latest iOS

If you just recently upgraded your iPhone to the latest iPhone, you may find that battery percentage that used to appear on the iPhone screen is now gone. That’s not a bug at all, but rather a design choice Apple has made on the newer iPhone models. I am specifically referring to iPhone with Face ID when talking about newer iPhone models.

The newer iPhone models has smaller estate (read: space) when it comes to notification bar. That’s because half of the notification bar – or what used to be notification bar – is now occupied with array of sensors and camera for Face ID – or people know it as ‘The iPhone notch’. So Apple has to sacrifice a few things and battery percentage unfortunately is one of them.

But that doesn’t mean battery percentage goes forever. Here’s a few ways to bring back battery percentage – without the need to jailbreak your device.

Here’s how to show battery percentage on iPhone with Face ID

On newer iPhone (those with Face ID), you won’t find under Settings, option to enable battery percentage, that’s because battery percentage is already always showing, it’s just he’s hiding under the hood. So here’s how to be able to see battery percentage:

1) On your iPhone with Face ID, swipe down your right screen from top to bottom to activate Control Center.

Apple iPhone X Navigation Control Center Swipe Down
Activate Control Center by Swipe Down from Top Right of the screen

2) Once Control Center is shown, you will be able to see the battery percentage on top right of the Control Center screen.

There you go. Battery percentage is always there, it’s just now hiding due to limitation in space on the notification bar on iPhone with Face ID. But what if you want to always see battery percentage on your Home screen like you used to?

Here’s how to always show battery percentage on iPhone with Face ID

1) Ensure you are on iOS 14 or up. Check Settings > General > About > Software Version. If it shows 14 or anything above, then it’s good. If not, then you need to first update your iPhone to at least iOS 14. To update to the latest iOS, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

ios 14 how to add widget on iphone
Tap “+” on top right of screen to add widget to iOS or tap “-” on individual widget to remove it

2) On iOS Home screen, add widget (refer to this guide for full step by step details: Add/Remove Widget on iPhone at JILAXZONE) and choose “Batteries”. Select either “small”, “medium” or “large” widget. Then tap on “+ Add Widget”.

ios 14 how to add widget to home screen iphone
Tap “+ Add Widget” to add this widget to iOS 14 Home Screen

There you go. Now the battery percentage is always shown on the iPhone Home screen without the need for you to activate Control Center.

In case you don’t like Apple built-in battery indicator, you have the option to install Widget app from 3rd party that can give you better battery indicator for your iPhone Home screen.

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