How to check battery percentage on the Apple iPhone X

On previous iPhone models, you could easily enable battery percentage to be displayed in the status bar at all times, but with the iPhone X, this is no longer an option. Since the so-called "ears"—the space on each side of the notch—are not big enough to accommodate for as many icons as previous iPhones, some concessions had to be made. And one of these was to remove the battery percentage from the status bar.

However, if you miss knowing exactly how much juice you have left, despite the battery icon giving you a rough estimate, you can still view battery percentage on the iPhone X, albeit in a more roundabout fashion. There's three ways of doing this:

1. Ask Siri

You can view battery percentage on the iPhone X by simply asking Siri "What's my battery percentage?", or something else to that effect, and Siri will tell you.

2. Start charging your phone

Not the best way to do this, especially if you're not intending to charge your iPhone X, but you can plug it into a charger, or use a wireless one, and you'll see exactly how much juice you have left.

3. Open Control Center

Swipe down from the right ear to open Control Center and see your current battery percentage. This is the easiest way to do it and probably the one you'll use most often. 




1. wando77

Posts: 1169; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

An article dedicated to finding you battery How did this score a 9? I'm sure it will still sell loads as everyone loves a turkey at christmas

12. Techlover2018

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 14, 2017

So now large area gives you less functionality, atleast this is not the case with Android.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

In Android, we just look at the top of the screen ;-)

2. haruken

Posts: 311; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

'Apple products are so much more intuitive' Needs a whole article on how to do a basic task.

13. Nopers unregistered

The point is it doesn’t need an article. It’s click bait.

17. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Stop mocking at the article. Having a notch, the iPhone X sacrificed the battery percentage. That's a problem. Many ppl would ask to know how to see it, before to buy iPhone X

19. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Intuitive my arse. I need to go into the settings app to change the freaking camera resolution.

3. Abdbaas

Posts: 164; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Next article "How to switch your amazing beautiful awesome iPhone X"

4. afrohoxha

Posts: 264; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The beauty of the notch is worth sacrificing such gimmick. No big deal.

20. SilentJ

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 12, 2013

I'm failing to see how the display of the battery percentage is a gimmick.

21. lyndon420

Posts: 6918; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

That was sarcasm right? Or do you actually believe the notch is beautiful?!

5. july1999

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 30, 2016

I wonder what next article about the iPhone X will be. Maybe "How to turn on the gorgeous OLED screen of the iPhone X."

6. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

The guys that don't own an iPhone X can skip this article, except if they are dreaming about having one.

18. AxelFoley unregistered

When Apple provides laughs it is for the world to enjoy. The guys that don't like it can either do something about it or STFU. But, maybe tonight they will dream about getting the $33 a month to get an iphone.

22. lyndon420

Posts: 6918; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I had a dream last night that I owned one...but I woke up screaming and shaking my head in disbelief. Then I saw my trusty Nexus 6 resting peacefully on it's wireless charging cradle beside me...been awhile since I had a nightmare lol. Funny thing is the dream started out wonderful...I remember standing in line outside of the apple store full of excitement and anticipation knowing I was about to lay my hands on apple's latest and greatest device ever created. It was like Christmas Eve and anxiously waiting to open that one gift with the fanciest wrapping paper, only to realize Christmas morning that it wasn't what I was hoping for.

7. Cat97

Posts: 2029; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I can read the battery percentage on any Samsung S or A-series just by looking at the phone on a table, without even having to interact with it in any way. The power of the Always On Screen which every phone should have in 2017.

8. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

Next Article: How to change a wallpaper!

14. Cat97

Posts: 2029; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Actually that is best left to the Genius Bar. It's way too complicated for the standard user.

9. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

The next article is about how the iPhone X is "function over form"... Yeah right!

10. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Next on PA, how to look at your phone. Step one: Make sure eyelids are open Step two: Point pupils in direction of iPhone

11. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Function before form they said....

16. EvilAPi

Posts: 116; Member since: Sep 25, 2017

Next article: How to turn on your iPhone.

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