How to Show Battery Percentage on iPhone

A few days back I was confused about whether did Apple really remove the battery percentage indicator option which you would normally have on the previous generations.

But therein lies the problem — the battery indicator is nowhere to be found.

Now it’s not because there is something wrong with your iPhone. Truth is, the battery indicator has said its goodbyes a long time ago since it’s not just the iPhone 11 we’re talking about here — this includes every iPhone with a notch.

Apple has decided to hide the battery indicator instead since the notch, the camera cutout at the top of your iPhone’s display that looks like a deformed black hole, has been too damn big to fit in any extras there.

This is the case if you’re not just on an iPhone 11, but also iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR.

Hence, if you’re on an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max, then in this guide we will go over EVERY single way you can view your battery percentage indicator.

Let’s get right to it.

  1. Using your Control Center
  2. View From Your Batteries Section
  3. Asking Siri
  4. View The Battery Percentage Indicator on your iPhone 11 Whilst Charging
  5. Get A Detailed Battery Consumption Analysis in Your Settings App

How to Show Battery Percentage Indicator on iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max: 5 Ways

1. Using your Control Center.

The easiest and most straightforward way to views the battery percentage indicator or iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max or even on an iPhone X is to simply pull up your Control Center.

Yup, that’s pretty much it. 😊

To bring up your Control Center simply swipe down from the top-right hand corner of your screen. A good tip is to always remind yourself if you ever want to view your battery percentage is to swipe down from your battery icon on your iPhone.

Go ahead try it.

Show Battery Percentage on iPhone 11

2. View From Your Batteries Section.

The next way to view your battery indicator is in your Widgets section.

One of my go-to instances to view the Batteries widget section is if I ever want to view my AirPods and AirPods Pro battery indicators.

If you do not see the Batteries widget in your Widgets section, then here’s what you do:

  1. Simply scroll all the way down to the end of your Widgets section and tap on the Edit button.

Show Battery Percentage on iPhone 11

  1. Next, from the Add Widgets page, under More Widgets simply hit the green + icon to add the Batteries widget into your list.

Show Battery Percentage on iPhone 11

  1. You can rearrange it as well just by long-pressing the hamburger icon (the three-line icon) and then dragging it based on its importance to you.

Show Battery Percentage on iPhone 11

That’s pretty much it! You can now view your iPhone 11’s indicator along with with your AirPods or any other Bluetooth attached devices battery here under this Batteries widget.

3. Asking Siri.

This is not a cup of tea for everybody especially since it can be so tedious. Like come on, I don’t think any of us would constantly ask Siri to tell us the battery percentage.

However, this is an option. To get Siri to tell you the battery percentage, simply ask it “What’s my iPhone’s battery percentage?” or something along those lines.

Siri should be able to interpret the intentions of your question and then subsequently let you know how much battery is left.

Show Battery Percentage on iPhone 11

4. View The Battery Percentage Indicator on your iPhone 11 Whilst Charging.

Another way to view the battery percentage on your iPhone 11 is to just, yes, charge it and then view the battery indicator from your iPhone’s lock screen.

This works whenever you’re iPhone is charging and you just want to know how much battery has been charged up.

iPhone Charging

Extra Tip: Get A Detailed Battery Consumption Analysis in Your Settings App.

If you want to be precise about where your battery health is going or which apps are consuming most of your iPhone’s battery life.

Then hop on over into your Settings>Battery to get an analysis on your battery’s health (whether it requires changing), apps that are consuming most of your iPhone’s battery life, your screen time, setting time limits for productivity and much more.

iPhone Battery Settings

You can do a few things within the Battery section to help conserve more of your battery life on your iPhone for the future as well as benefit your productivity. 📈

We hope that the information above has helped you provide an array of options to show battery percentage on iPhone 11, 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max. Feel free to go through the tips and advice from the many helpful comments posted by others below. 


If this guide was helpful, please share it. 🙂


  • Jake Kovoor

    Jake is the Editor-in-Chief of Saint and an independent software developer, with a Bachelors in Computer Science from Lancaster University, UK. He loves trying out various tech from the Flipper Zero to coding Raspberry Pis for automation. He started Saint back in 2016, having written over 100 posts, with the sole purpose of creating guides for software that had yet to exist back then to help users navigate around their technical problems.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *