How to enable iPhone & iPad Battery Life Percentage

We show you how to display your iPhone 6S, iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and iPad battery level as a numeric percentage

Ahhhh iPhones. iPhones and their batteries. They catch us short all the time – and it’s important to know how much battery you have left. iPads are no way near as bad, of course – but they do have much bigger batteries. Still, it’s sometimes nice to see exactly how much juice you have left, rather than staring at an arbitrary green bar. And the best way to do this is by switching on “battery life percentage” mode in iOS’ Settings.

This method is simple and easy to do and, importantly, works on both iPhones and iPads, regardless of generation. All you need is iOS up and running and you can switch on numerical percentages for your device’s battery life readout.

Follow these steps to do so:

  1. Tap on Settings
  2. Tap on General
  3. Tap on Usage
  4. Switch on Battery Percentage

 


This method is simple and easy to do and, importantly, works on both iPhones and iPads, regardless of generation. All you need is iOS up and running and you can switch on numerical percentages for your device’s battery life readout.

Apple’s latest build of iOS –– iOS 10 –– now includes a new battery-related feature that lets you see which applications are hogging all your juice. The new feature, titled Battery Usage, can be found in Settings (just above the Battery Percentage option) and shows you exactly which applications have been sucking up the most battery either over the past 24 hours or the past week. Interestingly, in our tests, Safari almost always comes out on top in both instances. But then again we’re pretty heavy web-browsers, so your main offender might be different.