How To: View the Battery Percentage Indicator on Your iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Pro Max

View the Battery Percentage Indicator on Your iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Pro Max

There are plenty of jokes out there about the battery indicator on iPhones. Some people complain about their iPhones dying randomly while on 11%, others see hours of use at the 1% mark. Through its inconsistencies, that battery percentage is a useful tell for how desperate you need to be for a charger. There's just one problem — this percentage is nowhere to be found on your iPhone 11, 11 Pro, or 11 Pro Max.

It's not just you. It's not even just iPhone 11s, either. Every iPhone with a notch (the camera cutout at the top of your display) has this issue. That list includes the iPhone X, XS, XS Max, XR, 11, 11 Pro, & 11 Pro Max. Apple has eliminated the ability to view the battery percentage next to the main battery icon in all of these iPhones. That's not to say you can't view the battery percentage at all. In fact, there are multiple ways to do so.

Option 1: View in Control Center

Without a doubt, the easiest way to check out your iPhone's battery percentage is to activate Control Center. Do this by swiping down in the top-right corner of the display, appropriately where the battery icon is. Once you do, you'll see your battery percentage in all its glory.

Option 2: View in Batteries Widget

You can also check the battery percentage via the "Batteries" widget. To do so, open the Today View by swiping right on the lock screen or the first page of the home screen. If you don't see the Batteries widget here, you can add it by scrolling to the bottom of this page, tapping "Edit," authenticating yourself if applicable, then tapping the (+) button next to "Batteries."

Once the Batteries widget is added, you'll see your iPhone's battery percentage right away. As a bonus, you'll see the battery percentage of any connected devices, such as AirPods or an Apple Watch.

Option 3: Ask Siri

If you want a little extra feedback, trying asking Siri "What's my iPhone's battery percentage." The digital assistant will happily tell you exactly how much juice you have left.

Option 4: Plug It In, Plug It In

While not a convenient method by any means, plugging your iPhone into power will work as well. When your iPhone begins charging, it will report the current battery percentage on-screen. It will continue to do this every time you wake up your iPhone until you unplug the device from power.

Cover image, screenshots, and GIFs by Jake Peterson/Gadget Hacks

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