How one can get the battery share again on iPhone


Having the ability to see your telephone’s battery share proper within the standing bar is extremely helpful — however Apple killed it 5 years in the past. Till as we speak that’s, with iOS 16.

You may, as soon as once more, get the battery share within the standing bar for the primary time since 2017.

The battery icon gave you a tough thought of the place your telephone is at, however immediately seeing the precise quantity may give you peace of thoughts. It’s helpful seeing the exact quantity with out knocking down Management Heart or checking a battery widget, wherever you’re.

This function is accessible in iOS 16, which you’ll solely set up via the general public beta. iOS 16 is predicted to launch for everybody this September. Additionally observe that (as of Public Beta 2) that is not obtainable on the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 mini nor iPhone 13 mini.

How one can present battery share on iPhone

Turning on Battery Percentage is easy.
Simply activate Battery Share in Settings.
Screenshot: D. Griffin Jones/Cult of Mac

Turning the battery share again on is simple. Simply go to Settings > Battery and activate Battery Share.

In case you used to have battery share turned on with a former iPhone, you don’t must do something! The setting carries over in case you’ve preserved your settings via iCloud backup or iPhone-to-iPhone setup ever since your final rectangular-screened iPhone. (Battery share by no means went away with an iPhone with an oblong display screen.)

It’s a bit of onerous to learn

For the reason that battery share is contained in the battery icon, it’s tougher to learn than earlier than. The textual content is far smaller. Maybe because of this the choice isn’t obtainable on the iPhone 12 mini and 13 mini (though that doesn’t clarify why it’s lacking from the iPhone XR and 11).

The battery percentage is really hard to read when charging.
The battery share is admittedly onerous to learn when charging.
Picture: D. Griffin Jones/Cult of Mac

It’s particularly onerous to learn while you’re charging as a result of the tiny textual content is white on inexperienced. Though you’ve gotten a extra exact quantity, it’s really much less apparent at a look. If my telephone is charging, about two ft from my eyes, I’ve to squint to learn. This isn’t the case with Low Energy Mode, which is black on yellow.

Distinction that with the earlier battery icon: it’s much less exact however a lot sooner and simpler to learn. Personally, I’ve the battery share turned off… though there’s one other drawback there.

Settings carry over… for higher or for worse

I would like to make use of this area to air a grievance of mine. Keep in mind how the setting carries over throughout iPhones? For me, an annoying bug has carried over, too.

I turned off Battery Share years in the past. I turned it off on my iPhone 5s a while in 2015.

For some motive, it stayed on. I had Battery Share unchecked, however the battery share remained. This bug even adopted me once I migrated to my iPhone 7 Plus in November 2016.

I discovered short-term reprieve once I upgraded to my iPhone 12 Professional that I nonetheless use to this present day, however no — like a meals fungus, it’s again once more.

If anybody at Apple occurs to studying, take a look at FB11172989. 😉


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