How to show the Missing Battery Percentage in iPhone X, XS, XR and 11

by Elliot V. King

iPhone users rely on battery percentage to monitor how the battery is performing or determine when to toggle to low power mode. However, iPhone 11 models (11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max) & X Series phone (X, XS, XR) do not show battery percentage.

Over the years, Apple has developed its brand by introducing new or advanced features. For instance, iPhone 11, XS, XS Max, and XR have great batteries and they charge fast. For the iPhone 11 Pro Model, they have a better battery performance when compared to previous models because it can last for an additional 5 hours! Additionally, iPhone 11 Pro models are sold with an 18 Watt fast charger to reduce charging time.

How to show Battery Percentage on iPhone XR, X, XS, and 11

iPhone XS lasts 30 minutes more than iPhone X while the XR model offers an additional 1.5 hours when compared to iPhone X. Both XS and XR iPhone models offer fast charging with up to a 50% charge in half an hour with an Apple USB-C Power Adapter.

Did the Redesign Affect the Status Bar?

The redesigned iPhone X Series and 11 Models have a screen that almost goes top to bottom and end to end. With an extensive screen, these models have a top ‘notch’ to accommodate the front-facing screen. The notch reduces the available space thus affecting the top status bar. The iPhone 11 and X Series models do not have a battery percentage icon because the notch takes too much space.

How Can You See Battery Percentage in iPhone 11, X, XS and XR?

  • The easiest way you can see your battery percentage is via the Control Center. But, reaching your Control Center is quite different in the iPhone 11and X series. If you are using the iPhone X series or models with iOS 12, swipe down from the right corner at the top of your device’s screen to reveal the Control Panel.
  • Secondly, you can add a battery widget to your lock screen.
  • The final way you can see or know your battery percentage is by charging your iPhone using either the Qi-supported wireless charging pad or lightning charging cable.

Add a Battery Widget to Your Lock Screen

Is your iPhone X battery missing? Navigate to your screen and then swipe to the right. Scroll down the page, locate the edit button and then press it. On the Add Widgets screen, check for more widgets and tap the plus (+) sign adjacent to the batteries. In the future, if you swipe right from your either your lock or home screen, your battery widget will appear (showing the %). To easily view your battery percentage, you should consider putting your battery percentage at the top of the lock screen widgets.

What Do You Do if You Can’t Find the Battery Widget?

  • Firstly, if your iPhone is draining too fast, you might be connected to a Bluetooth device. Ergo, make sure you are not connected to a BT device to minimize battery use. Toggle your Bluetooth off then on to refresh. You can see your battery widget by pairing your iPhone with AirPods, Apple Watch or any other Apple accessory.
  • However, if you don’t have any Apple Accessories, visit an Apple Store and pair your device with a BT device and your battery widget option will appear.
  • You can also try resetting your network settings to refresh your connections. Go to Settings ˃ General ˃ Reset ˃ Reset Network Settings. Remember, you will lose all your Wi-Fi passwords. Therefore, you should either remember or jot them down for future reference.
  • If you can’t see the battery widget, you should try restarting or force restarting your device. iPhone 6S or below and all iPads that have home buttons, just press home & the power button simultaneously until the Apple logo appears.
  • For iPhone 7or 7 Plus, press and hold the volume down and side buttons for about 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears.
  • For iPhone 8 & above models and iPads that don’t have home buttons, you should press and release quickly the Volume Up button and then repeat for the Volume down Button. Then, press and hold the top/side button until the Apple logo appears.
  • Some iPhone users find resetting their customized settings as the only way to bring their battery widget back. Remember, resetting your device returns it to default thus losing all your customized settings although you won’t lose your data.
  • Finally, for users who use iOS 11.3 and later versions can check the battery health settings. The battery setting feature shows details of your battery over the past 24 hours and 10 days! You can easily monitor your battery performance.

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