How To Display The Battery Percentage On Your iPhone [iOS Tips]



Today’s tip is a simply one, but it’s a question I get asked a lot when people see the battery percentage in my iPhone’s status bar. The iPhone ships with this feature disabled by default, and Apple hides the option away within the device’s general settings. So, here’s how to enable it!

Open up the Settings app on your iPhone and tap on the ‘General’ tab.

Now hit the ‘Usage’ tab towards the top, and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

You’ll see an option for ‘Battery Percentage’ — simply turn this on and your iPhone will now display your remaining percentage next to the battery indicator in the status bar.

  • Hondamaker

    ‘today’s tip is a simply one’? Who’s your editor? Lol

  • Ryan Jerman

    I may be going crazy, but I’m using an iPod Touch 4th generation with iOS 5 and don’t see the battery indicator option. Under “Usage” it only shows “Storage” and “iCloud”. Not sure what the issue could be related to. 

  • ZeeKazim

    wow! I figured this out since day one with my first iPhone!
    Good tip though.. I can’t stand having the battery indicator naked!

  • ereins158

    Same. I’ve searched every inch of the settings before and never heard of this option before now. Why would Apple only want to show percentage on iPhones.

  • Anipz Raymond

    wow ! “i never knew this” !

  • Jasmine2san

    Thats a cool tip. I found a whole bunch of similar iPhone Tips and Tricks here…