How to Display the Battery Percentage on an iPhone

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

There's an easy way to get an accurate read on just how much battery life your iPhone has left -- display the battery percentage next to the battery icon.

You can determine how much battery life your iPhone has by checking its battery icon, which is located in the upper right corner of your iPhone's screen. But this icon is pretty small, and it can be hard to tell exactly how much Candy Crush playing time you have left.

Luckily, there's an easy way to get a more accurate read on your phone's remaining juice: You can display the battery percentage in the upper right corner of the screen, right next to the battery icon. Here's how:

settings app iphone

Step 1

Go to the Settings app on your iPhone.

settings app battery

Step 2

Scroll down until you see Battery. Tap Battery to open the Battery settings menu.

battery percentage toggle

Step 3

Next to Battery Percentage, tap the toggle to turn it on (green is on; white is off). The battery percentage will show up next to the battery icon in the upper right corner of your screen.

battery usage broken down by apps

In the Battery settings menu, you can also see your phone's Battery Usage over the past 24 hours or past week -- this will help you determine which apps are using most of your battery life (including simply turning your phone on -- check out the percentage next to Home & Lock Screen).