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If you have been using the new iPhone 12 series, you must have noticed that the battery icon does not show the exact battery percentage remaining. In the iPhone’s previous models, the battery percentage remaining could be seen on the top right corner along with the battery icon. So today, we will look at how to show battery percentage in iPhone 12.

How to show battery percentage in iPhone 12

Even though the new iPhone 12 series has the best iPhone specifications, Apple has made changes in some of the phone’s most basic functions. Apple’s latest update is very irritating as checking the battery percentage frequently is a habit for many. Though the battery status can be seen, it is not the same as the battery percentage. Changing the settings does not help in this case. There are a few alternatives to this problem. But to warn you, the battery percentage cannot be shown on the status bar. Instead, there are other options you can resort to.

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Different Ways to Show Battery Percentage on iPhone 12:

1. Through Control Center

The most easily accessible option to check the battery percentage remaining without going back to the home screen is the Control Center. For the people who keep checking their phone’s battery percentage, opening the Control Center is the best option.

Step #1: Swipe down from the top right corner of your iPhone.
Check battery percentage through control center

Step #2: When the control Center opens, it will show the battery percentage on the top right corner and the other icons.

If you want to make accessing the Control Center even more, easier or you feel like scrolling down every time you need to check the time is complicated, you can add a gesture in the settings menu so that the Control Center opens with a simple gesture.

Step #1: Go to the settings menu, scroll down to Accessibility and go to the ‘Touch’ option

Step #2: At the bottom, there is an option called ‘Back Top.’ Tap on that
Click on Display & Text Size

Step #3: Now, you can set the gesture as ‘Double Tap’ or ‘Triple Tap.’
Select a back tap option

Step #4: Select whichever option you want

By setting the new gesture, you can open the Control Center by ‘Double Tap’ whenever you want to check the battery percentage or for anything else. This gesture need not be accessed only from the start menu on iPhone 12. Whenever you double-tap, Control Center shall pop up.

2. Ask Help From Siri

Siri, your virtual assistant, can be of instant help to you. Set the ‘Listen for Hey Siri’ option in the settings menu if you do not want to press the side button every time you talk to Siri. So the steps to ask Siri to check the remaining battery percentage is

Step #1: Press and hold the side button to activate Siri on your iPhone 12 and ask to check the battery remaining
Ask Siri

Step #2: Say ‘Hey Siri’ to activate Siri and check the battery percentage

As simple and easy as it seems, this option is not suitable for all situations. Starting Siri each time you want to check time is not the best option.

3. Via Home Screen widget

If you want to know your battery percentage as soon as you open your iPhone, the best option for you is to add a home screen widget. With the new iOS 14 update, you can choose between 3 widget sizes according to your preference. If you do not like a huge widget occupying your whole home screen, you can have a smaller widget. These options were not available before the iOS 14 update.

A battery widget is straightforward, and it shows the battery percentage of your iPhone and other devices connected to it. You can add a battery percentage widget with a few simple steps.

Steps to add a home screen battery widget are:

  • Go to your home screen and long press on any of the apps or the empty space.
  • When the apps are in an editable state, you can see the delete app option.
  • On the top left corner, you can see a + sign. Tap on that to add any widget
  • Now the widget menu will open. Scroll down to find the battery percentage widget
  • After choosing the widget, the preview of the widget will be shown, and you can choose any size of widget you want
  • After choosing the widget in one of the three sizes, you can add the widget to the home screen.
    Screen Widget

The battery percentage widget will be shown on your home screen every time you open your iPhone. But you may feel it is unaesthetic to add a widget on the home screen. If you don’t want to fill the home screen with a battery widget, you can add it in the ‘Today’s View’ column. It can be added by,

  • Swipe left to open the ‘Today’s View’ menu
  • Long press and hold in any empty space
  • When the menu becomes editable, click on the + sign on the top left corner.
  • Now you can add the battery widget in ‘Today’s View.’

The widget can be moved across the home screen to adjust it wherever you want. But the widget size cannot be changed as you want except for the 3 options available. Certain external apps can be used to display battery percentage other than the in-phone options. These apps are available in the App Store.


iPhone 12 is one of the best featured mobile phones than its previous models and other phones in the market. For sure, the new update of battery status is a bit of a hassle. But there are a few options mentioned above that you can use as an alternative. Also, when you connect your phone to the charger, the battery percentage will be shown. Other than these, there is no other way to check the battery. You cannot make the battery percentage on the status bar whatever you do. So the best option is to resort to any of the above-mentioned alternatives.

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