How to See the iPhone X Battery Percentage

Learn how to check the battery percentage with your iPhone X.


With the removal of the home button, the iPhone X has introduced long-time Apple users to some features and concepts they weren’t previously familiar with. While change can be scary, it’s likely that we will all get used to the various alterations in how we use our favorite smartphone. One such change is to the notification that shows you what percentage of your iPhone X battery charge remains. This used to be prominently displayed, but now you must seek that information out.

iPhone X Battery Percentage

You’ll notice that on the home screen of your iPhone X you can no longer see the percentage of your battery charge remaining. You can see a visual representation of your battery, but there is no specific percentage listed for what remains. Users with an iPhone 8 or prior model can toggle the battery percentage option by going to Settings, then Battery, then toggling the Battery Percentage option. iPhone X users, on the other hand, will have to use a different procedure.

If you swipe down from the top right of the screen you will bring up the Control Center. At the top right of the Control Center you will see another visual representation of your iPhone X battery, but this one will have the percentage of the charge that remains listed for you as well. While this method of getting the details of your iPhone X battery percentage isn’t likely to be popular among users initially, it’s currently the only method that we know of. It doesn’t appear that there is a way to go back to the old method of doing things with other Apple devices.

Other changes that Apple has made beyond removing the battery percentage with the iPhone X include how to take a screenshot, and how to close apps on your phone. We’re still working our way through all the changes and features ourselves, and will provide more guides like this one as we discover other tips about the iPhone X.

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Bill, who is also known as Rumpo, is a lifelong gamer, beer drinker, and Toronto Maple Leaf fan. He is known for his guide writing ability and, unsettlingly enough, enjoys grinding out in-depth collectible articles.

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