How to View iPhone 12 Battery Percentage (Step-By-Step)

You’re the one who’s just upgraded to the iPhone 12 series and wants to view the battery percentage on your iPhone 12. This task can be quite challenging if you don’t know everything about the new iOS update.

How To View iPhone 12 Battery Percentage 

This is because, after iPhone X, Apple has stopped the option where you can go to settings and toggle on Battery Percentage, so it shows on your status bar.  

Don’t worry though, there are still other ways to check your iPhone 12’s battery percentage. We have compiled a list of all the ways you can do so right here in this article. 

How to See the Battery Percentage on iPhone 12, Mini, and Pro/Max

One of the easiest and quickest ways to view your iPhone’s battery percentage is through the Control Center. This method works for iPhone 12, Mini, Pro, and Pro Max.

Step 1:  Swipe down from the top-right corner of your phone screen. 

Swipe down from the top-right corner

Step 2: Right next to the battery icon, you can now see the battery percentage displayed. That’s it, and it’s. this simple! 

Right next to the battery icon

Ask Siri for battery percentage.

Siri is iOS’s virtual assistant and comes quite handy when used correctly. To use Siri, your phone must have an active internet connection, and you should have Siri set up on your phone. 

Setting up Siri is simple; just follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to your phone settings.

Step 2: Click on Siri and Search.

Click On Siri Search

Step 3: Turn on Listen for Hey Siri or Press Side Button for Siri depending on how you want to access Siri.

Listen For Hey Siri

Now that Siri is set up, you can ask about your battery percentage.

Step 1: Say “Hey Siri” into your phone or press and hold the power button on the left side of your phone.

Step 2: And now Siri is summoned. You can ask or type any sort of question about battery percentage, and Siri will give you the answer.

now Siri is summoned

For example, you can ask questions like: 

  • What is my battery percentage?
  • What’s my battery status?
  • How much battery consumed?
  • Battery left?

Using widgets to show battery percentage

The release of iOS 14 came with a new set of widgets that you can add to your Today View as well as your home screen. So, there is a battery widget you can use. And this offers a more permanent solution than the ways we have listed above.

Adding a widget is pretty simple, and you can choose from three different battery percentages. 

Adding to your home screen:

Step 1: Go to your home screen and long-press any blank area on your wallpaper. 

Step 2: Tap on the plus (+) icon that appears in the top-left corner. This opens the widget gallery.

Tap on the plus

Step 3: Look for the Batteries widget in the recommendations. If you can’t find it, search for it in the search box.

Look for the Batteries widget

Step 4: Decide what format of the widget you want. Long press it, drag it to your home screen, and drop it wherever you want to place it. Alternatively, you can also just press on “Add Widget.” You can always change its position later.

Add Widget

Step 5: Click “Done”

Click Done

Now, let’s have a look at the different types of Batteries widgets available:

  1. A small 2×2 widget, taking up the space of 4 apps
  2. A medium 4×2 widget, taking up the spare of 8 apps
  3. A large 4×4 widget, taking up 16 app spaces

If you have other devices connected to your phone, like your AirPods or Apple Watch, their batteries are also displayed on the medium and large widgets. 

Adding to your Today View screen:

Step 1: Swipe right from your home screen so you can access Today View.

Step 2: Scroll down to the Edit button at the end of the screen. 

Scroll Down To The Edit Button

Step 3: Click on the + button at the top left side of the screen.

Step 4: Scroll up and find the Batteries option.

Step 5: Click on it to add it. Then select Done.

Now you can observe your battery percentage on your Today View screen as well. 

Battery settings

If you’re looking for some detailed battery analysis for your phone, then this method might come in handy. 

Method: Go to settings and select Battery.

Your battery statistics are shown here. 

You can switch on low power mode to save battery. Also, you can see what percentage your phone was last charged to.

You can also observe the battery percentage at specific times over the past 24 hours and how much battery each app has consumed. 

Charging your iPhone

When you put your phone on charging or stop charging it, there are several ways in which you can be notified of your current battery level:

  • If your phone is asleep, as soon you put it on charging, the display will wake up to the battery icon and percentage. This only stays for a moment before showing your lock screen.
  • If you are on your lock screen, you’ll see the battery icon and percentage as soon as you charge your phone. This also stays for a moment. 
  • You can wake your charging phone to view the percentage. 
  • When you stop charging the phone, the screen briefly shows the percentage the phone was charged to.

Using Other Apps From The App Store

If the above methods did not appeal to you, there are still other ways to check your battery percentage. You can use any kind of battery apps from the App Store. 

These apps will allow you to add widgets to your home screen as well as show detailed battery statistics in the app. Different apps will have different displays and widgets, so you can pick from whichever suits your purpose.

Here are a few apps we recommend to get you started:

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I see the battery percentage on iPhone 12 Pro Max?

Yes. All you have to do is swipe down from the top right corner of your screen. You will see your battery percentage next to the battery symbol.

How do I turn my battery percentage on my iPhone 12?

You can add the Batteries widget on your home screen or Today View to view your battery percentage instantly. The steps are given above. 

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There you go, we have listed all possible ways in which you can view your iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Max, and 12 Max Pro’s battery percentage.

We hope this article helped you and would love some feedback. 

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