Got a sweet and featured packed iPhone X but missing the handy battery percentage in your status bar? We’ve gotten so used to seeing this number in the top-right corner of our iPhones–it’s a favorite feature that many of us rely on to monitor how our battery is performing and it’s super helpful in deciding when to toggle low power mode on or off.
But then your start up your new iPhone X and guess what, it’s not there! What gives?
- Can’t Open Control Center on iPhone X? Or Siri?
- A Dozen and One Tips to Learn and Re-Learn on Your iPhone X
- Force Restart Not Working on iPhone 8 or iPhone X?
Redesign Means Change!
Well, the redesigned iPhone X features a beautiful and bright screen that almost, yes almost, goes end-to-end and top-to-bottom. But the one sacrifice, if we think of it that way, is the top “notch,” the area of the screen where your front-facing camera lives. And it’s that notch that blocks out some real estate from the traditional iPhone top status bar. And one of the primary victims in this redesign is your iPhone X’s battery percentage–it just takes up too much space to include it as well as your battery icon.
So, how then do you see your iPhone X’s battery percentage?
It’s all in your Control Center! Remember that reaching Control Center is a little different on your iPhone X. Instead of swiping up, we swipe down from the right corner at the top of the screen. Right now using Control Center is the primary way you can only see the battery percentage on an iPhone X. The only other way we discovered to view your battery percentage is charging up your iPhone, either via the lightning charging cable or via a Qi-supported wireless charging pad.
Got an Apple Watch?
If you pair your iPhone X with an Apple Watch, then there’s a bit of better news. Add the battery widget and you’ll see your iPhone X’s battery percentage! I personally put my battery widget at the top of my all my lock screen widgets so viewing the battery percentage is easy.
To work, you must toggle on Today View in Settings > Face ID & Passcode > Today View ON.
Our opinion on iPhone X’s lack of on-screen battery percentage
We say yuck! We’d like Apple to offer a way to customize the iPhone X top status bar or at least an option to place the battery percentage in the status bar. I certainly prefer having the percentage on-screen instead of the oftentimes useless battery icon.
So what do you think of this redesign? Works or doesn’t work for you??