Does iPhone 11 have battery percentage? Yes. You might be wondering why is this setting not so obvious to find. Why do I have to search how to show battery percentage on iPhone 11?
Well, the thing is that the iPhone X and later models came with the notch. The notch contains the Face ID technology, camera, and speaker. Read this amazing article to find out more about the design choice of this notch.
Previously, the top of the screen would be unobstructed and you could easily get the battery percentage right next to the battery. If you’re anything like us, you want to know the exact status of your battery at all times. Simply having a battery bar is unclear and that ticks us off.
While there isn’t a method yet available to turn on battery percentage like before, there are still ways you can display battery percentage. There are 4 possible methods on how to show battery percentage on iPhone 11.
These 4 methods also work for the iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max.
View battery percentage in Control Center
You can open Control Center by swiping down from the top-right corner of the screen. In Control Center, you can see a lot of information and the battery percentage is one of them. It will be displayed on the top-right side. Of all the methods, this is the most convenient one to perform but we would still ask Apple to put the battery percentage into the battery icon. How hard can that be?
Adding battery percentage to Today View
If you swipe right on the lock screen, you will open Today View. It contains important information about your favorite apps and you can add battery percentage to it as well.
To add battery percentage, simply do the following:
- Open Today View
- Scroll to the bottom
- Tap Edit
- Authenticate if needed
- Add the Battery widget by pressing the ‘+’ button
While it may involve effort, it’s still a decent way to know your battery percentage.
To read more about Today View, go to this guide.
Ask Siri your battery percentage
From what is the meaning of life to simple math questions, Siri really knows it all. You can also ask her to tell you the battery percentage of your iPhone. You could also ask her to tell you the battery of your other attached devices like your Apple Watch.
Did you know you could also type questions to Siri? To find out how to do that, read our 50 tips and tricks for the iPhone 11.
Plug in the charger
This is the most primitive and time consuming way to figure out how much battery you have, but it works. You will see how much your phone is charged on-screen and as long as your phone is connected to a power source, you can see the battery percentage.
We’ll be honest, the iPhone 11 is a great phone but this little issue was rather unsettling at the start. We’re now used to it, but we hope a better way to accomplish this simple task comes out soon. Having this information inside the battery icon would be amazing. If you’re an Apple employee reading this, please take this up with management.
Viewing battery percentage on other devices
If you happen to be using an iPhone SE 2, iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone 8 or earlier, you can activate battery percentage in the status bar. To activate it:
- Go to Settings
- Press Battery
- Tap on Battery Percentage
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