The majority of smartphones have a graphic representation of the devices’ battery life displayed somewhere on the screen. There may be some differences in how the battery information is displayed, but most tend to show either a numeric value of the battery’s current percentage, or a graphic showing a rough estimate of the current charge level. This also applies to different , meaning users can experience varying displays. This depends on the iPhone model version and the user’s preference.
Suppose you have upgraded from the older iPhone models to the latest models like the . In that case, you must have noticed that there are some subtle redesigns, especially when it comes to the screen. This goes end-to-end and top-to-bottom with the new design for the front-facing camera. However, these changes come with sacrifices. For example, reduced space for the top status, which is common in the traditional iPhones.
Below are some tips on how to show battery percentage on newer iPhone models, such as the iPhone XR.
All iPhone X models have a visual representation of the battery at the top right corner of the screen, although they don’t show the percentage of the charge remaining. If you have the earlier iPhone versions, you can usually toggle the battery percentage option. This is done by going to settings, then battery, then the battery percentage option.
The procedure is different for iPhone X series users. You can bring up the Control Centre if you swipe down from the top right of your iPhone’s screen. The visual representation of your iPhone XR battery at the top right of the Control Centre has the percentage of charge remaining listed. You can just swipe down to see the remaining percentage and quickly back up. This can be done without lifting your finger if you don’t have other actions to do in the Control Centre. Using Control Centre is currently the easiest way you can see the battery percentage. This applies to iPhone X models, including the iPhone XR. It may also be the case in some other iPhone versions. In some, there seems to be no way to go back to the traditional way of displaying the iPhone battery percentage.
Another simple way of showing your phone battery percentage is by displaying it on the device’s lock screen. Follow the process below to add a battery percentage widget to your iPhone’s lock screen.
The battery widget will now appear whenever you swipe right from your home or lock screen. The widget mostly appears at the bottom of the list of widgets. You can move it to a different location by tapping and dragging it. It will also be easier to locate the Widget if you place it at the top of the other lock screen widgets. The battery charge percentage widget also comes with a bonus feature. There are extra displays of the battery percentage of peripheral devices like AirPods and Apple Watch when connected to your iPhone.
You can also show the battery percentage on your iPhone XR by charging it. This can be either by using a lightning cable or a Qi-supported wireless charging pad. In this case, the phone screen will light up after some seconds and a battery icon will appear. This shows the percentage charged if the phone is on the lock screen. This trick may not work when outdoors but you can use it when you have a charger and a nearby power source.
You can also use Siri to find out the charge percentage remaining in your battery. There are many ways to phrase it but, “Hey, Siri, what battery charge do I have left?” is one that always works. Siri will only answer you if your iPhone is unlocked. Unless you have enabled it to work when the screen is locked. There is another way of activating Siri. Instead of saying “Hey Siri’ you can activate by pressing and holding the side button for about one second. The side button of the iPhone XR is on the ride side of the phone.
Siri can also tell you the charge left in your peripheral devices like the Apple Watch as well. You can’t ask Siri installed on your peripheral devices to tell you the charge left on your iPhone, unfortunately.
Creating a shortcut to display charge percentage is the only way you can create a notification that stays on your screen until you dismiss it. It is simple to create and display the shortcut, plus you can use it to control your power usage. For example, you can create a shortcut that checks the charge whenever you run it. This offers you a Low Power Mode if the Charge is below a certain percentage.
By default, iPhones prompt users with a Low Power Mode when Charge is less than 20%. However, you can set it higher using the shortcut. The shortcuts are already set-up in the control centre under the settings app. Having the percentages linked to such a shortcut means that you must choose to do something that prolongs your battery life to find out the percentage of charge remaining. It is not easy as just looking at the top of your phone, but it helps in conserving the battery charge.
No matter what type of iPhone you are using, it is easy to view the battery percentage. It may seem difficult to show the battery percentage in the latest iPhone versions. However, Control Centre only requires you to swipe your finger down from the top right corner and the percentage remaining will be available. It takes less than a second to check the percentage this way. Alternatively, you can also add a widget to your home screen if you want the charge percentage display always available.
Hopefully, the tips and tricks above will help you set up your iPhone XR to show the battery power remaining. If you ever need any help or support when dealing with your iPhone XR, always feel free to contact our friendly team.
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