How To Show Battery Percentage On iPhone 12 Permanently

It's not really difficult, though

Do you have an iPhone? Well, in that case, it’s quite important to keep yourself updated about the overall battery performance of your iPhone to avoid an iPhone battery replacement. The battery percentage, more or less, can help a bit in this case.

Just navigating to the settings menu on the iPhone will enable you to reveal the percentage of battery life remaining on the device. After this is done, the percentage of battery life will be shown in the top-right corner of the screen on the iPhone.

However, this is not the case with an iPhone 12. And if you have an iPhone 12 and have no idea how to display the battery percentage on your phone, you have come to the right place.

Here, we will go through the solutions that will make the iPhone 12’s battery percentage always visible. Well, let’s not forget that the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max are all impressive technological achievements, and using them may be a bit of a challenge.

How To Show Battery Percentage On iPhone 12 Permanently
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Is Battery Percentage Indicator Useful?

An iPhone’s battery percentage indicator is a little symbol that displays the percentage of available battery life. This indicator, seen in the status bar of most iPhones, allows users to monitor their device’s battery life without having to close their current app. This makes it simple to know when to quit using a resource-heavy app and when to plug in the phone for a charge.

How to Show Battery Percentage on an iPhone 12?

1:  Add a Battery Widget

New battery percentage widgets in iPhone 12 allow users to monitor their devices’ power levels without ever leaving the home screen.

The widget extends your phone’s ability to show battery life to all of your connected Bluetooth devices. Here is the procedure for installing an iPhone 12 battery widget:

  • Start by tapping and holding a blank spot on your phone’s home screen.
  • Choose the plus sign (+) in the upper left corner.
  • Choose the Batteries widget from the list of Search Widgets.
  • Choose the size of widget you want from the choices of small, medium, and big. If you have many devices connected and would want to monitor their battery levels as a group, you may wish to upgrade to the medium or big widget.
  • To place the widget, either hit the “Add Widget” button or drag it to the desired location.

2:  Swipe to View the Battery Percentage

The battery status indicator is always available in the control centre, regardless of the active app. If you swipe down from your phone’s top right corner, you’ll see the battery symbol appear. This approach has the benefit of being quick and easy to use. And it also allows you to check the battery life of your locked phone.

The percentage may be checked even if the phone is locked, but only if you give permission to do so in the settings. To enable “Control Centre” access while locked, go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode and tap the toggle next to “Allow access when locked.”

3:  Start Charging Your Phone

Whether you plug up your iPhone 12 into a wall outlet or use a wireless charger, you’ll be able to see how much juice is left on the device at a glance.

Nevertheless, this strategy only applies if the phone is locked. The other option is to let the phone charge for a while and then wake up the display.

For a short while, the current “Charged” level will display on the screen before reverting to the current date. Even after taking the iPhone 12 off the charger, the remaining battery percentage remains shown.

4:  Get Help from Siri

Although not the most practical solution, asking Siri for your battery percentage may be entertaining if you’re a fan of the assistant. You must first activate Siri by saying “Hello Siri” or by holding down the right side button for a few seconds. When you activate the assistant, battery percentage by using one of many possible phrases.

5:  3rd-Party Apps

If you don’t like any of the aforementioned solutions, you may always choose one of the many third-party applications from the app store. Most of these applications provide an in-app or widget display of your iPhone’s current battery level. Using a third-party app to monitor your battery life has the benefit of displaying battery performance in finer detail.

Battery voltage, temperature, and use patterns are just a few examples of additional factors that are simple to determine. There are applications that analyse how you use your iPhone to provide suggestions on how to extend its battery life.


Finding the battery percentage indicator is still relatively simple in modern times. Nevertheless, it’s not as easy as it was in the iPhone era.

In fact, iPhone users who are particularly number-obsessed might find that they have more options as of iOS 14, thanks to the Battery widget and the continued extension of the device to the main screen. Which method do you think is the best and easiest for you? Leave a comment below!

Gohar Abbas
the authorGohar Abbas
Editor at Nextgenphone
Gohar Abbas is the youngest member in the team and writing for Nextgenphone for more than three years. He is an encyclopedia of smartphones. Without blinking an eyelid, he can tell you everything about any smartphone. You can find him watching Science Fiction movies and talk shows in his leisure time.
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