How to enable the status bar battery percentage in iOS 16


It has been a long time since we last saw the status bar battery percentage in an iPhone. When Apple introduced the notch with the iPhone X in 2017, they removed the option as there wasn’t enough space. The good news is that with the most recent iOS 16 beta, Apple decided to re-add the ability to display the battery parentage within the status bar – no more needing to open your Control Center.

How to enable the status bar battery percentage on your iPhone with iOS 16

Navigate to Settings > Battery to toggle on or off Battery Percentage. With the toggle off, the battery level is shown graphically, as it is currently in iOS 15.

Will you be enabling your battery percentage?

It seems Apple is allowing for more and more user customization with their latest iOS updates. Will you be enabling the battery percentage to display in your status bar, or are you sticking with the Control Center? Let us know in the comments below.

To get the iOS 16 beta, visit Apple’s website.


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