How Do I Show Battery Percentage On iPhone X, XS, XS Max, And XR? The Fix!

You want to check how much battery life your new iPhone has left, but you’re not sure how. You went to Settings -> Battery, but there wasn’t a switch you could turn on! In this article, I’ll teach you how to show the battery percentage on an iPhone X, XS, XS Max, or XR!

How To Show iPhone X, XS, XS Max, And XR Battery Percentage

The only way to show the battery percentage on an iPhone X, XS, XS Max, or XR is to open Control Center. To open Control Center, swipe down from the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Your iPhone’s battery percentage will be displayed in the upper right-hand corner of the screen!

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Why Did Apple Change The Way To View Battery Percentage?

You used to be able to view an iPhone’s battery percentage directly on its Home Screen by turning on a switch in Settings -> Battery. However, since Apple introduced the notch, there simply isn’t space at the top of the Home screen to display battery percentage. That’s why Apple moved it to Control Center!

Is Your iPhone Battery Life Low?

It can be frustrating to see a small number every time you check the battery percentage on your iPhone X, XS, XS Max, or XR. Fortunately, there are many you can do to make it last significantly longer. Check out our article for more than a dozen tips to save iPhone battery life!

Never Lose Track Of Battery Percentage Again!

You now know how to show the battery percentage on all of the newest iPhones. Make sure to share this article on social media with anyone you know who recently upgraded their iPhone. Leave any other questions you have about the iPhone X, XS, XS Max, or XR down below in the comments section!

Thanks for reading,
David L.

About Author

David Lynch is an expert on cell phones, cell phone plans, and other tech. After using a flip phone into his early 20s, he learned the ropes about iPhones and Androids from a former Apple employee. Today, his articles and videos are read and viewed by millions, and he has been cited by major publications including Reader's Digest, Wired, CMSWire, Consumers Advocate, and more.

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3 years ago

upgraded from iphone 4 yes iphone 4 to XS. OS is so old in iphone 4 (iOS 7.1.2, im unable to transfer all info/data from iphone 4 to XS. unable to get verizon transfer to work. any ideas?

Liam Shotwell
3 years ago
Reply to  Michael

Verizon’s transfer methods are pretty bad, to be honest. You’re better off trying to see if you can port your data over using iCloud if possible.

4 years ago

Good article – thanks. I’d just upgraded to an XS and really did so many iterations around Settings, trying to find a means of indicating battery % on the home screen…

Mike Hooton
5 years ago

The easier way is swipe left from the home screen and add the battery widget to the top of the screen. Then you are only a wipe away from seeing your percentage.

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