If you want a better idea of exactly how much iPhone battery you have left while you’re out on the go, here’s how to easily make the battery icon much more accurate.
The battery icon in the status bar on your iPhone is pretty tiny, and while it gives you an idea of how much battery is left on your iPhone, it may not look entirely accurate, and it doesn’t give you a good idea of exactly how much battery life you have left.
Some users obsess over their iPhone’s battery life, mostly because they can’t go a full day without recharging it, so being able to see exactly how much battery you have left before you need to charge it can be extremely helpful.
Here’s how to know exactly how much iPhone battery life you have remaining and display it up in the status bar next to the battery icon for easy viewing.
Enabling iPhone Battery Percentage
iOS lets you display your remaining battery percentage up in the status bar next to the battery icon, giving you a much better idea of how much battery life you have left before you need to charge your iPhone up again.
Enabling this feature is really easy to do. Just follow these simple steps:
- Open up the Settings app and navigate to General > Usage.
- There will be an option there that says Battery Percentage. Tap on the toggle switch to the right of it to turn it on.
This will display your remaining battery percentage up in the top-right corner of your iPhone’s screen.
Of course, some users who enable the battery percentage feature may come to find that that they’ll obsess about their battery life more than they should. Several iPhone users have mentioned that this has happened to them and they ended turning off the feature.
If you like the idea of a battery percentage indicator, but don’t like it placed in the status bar, you can download an iPhone app called Vidgets that places a battery indicator in the Notification Center along with a percentage of remaining battery. This way, it stays out of the way, but if you want to see how much battery you have left, you can quickly pull down the Notification Center to see.
How to Get Better iPhone Battery Life
Having a way to quickly check the exact amount of battery life you have left is great and all, but the biggest problem is not getting enough battery life in the first place.
There’s a way to see which apps on your iPhone are using up the most battery life. Simply navigate to Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage. This screen will allow you to track your recent app use over the last 24 hours and over the past week. This tells you which apps you’re using the most, so when your battery gets low, you can make a note to use those apps sparingly.
You can also turn down screen brightness, which helps a lot. Simply head to Settings > Display & Brightness and adjust it from there, or you can bring up Control Center and adjust the brightness quickly and easily.
These are just a couple of things you can do to get better battery life. Be sure to check out our entire guide on getting better iPhone battery life.