A new world of customizations for iPhone and iPad users has opened up for iOS 14, offering users the ability to color icons, customize icons, create widgets, and easily make cool home screens. With the battery percentage of your iPhone neatly on your home screen, one of these customizable choices is welcome.
In this post, we’ll help you find out how you can display the battery percentage on your iPhone home screen.
Note: Before you proceed through this guide, make sure your iPhone is running the latest version of iOS – iOS 14.
How to show your iPhone’s battery percentage on the home screen
To be able to display the battery percentage of your iPhone on the home screen, unlock your iPhone first and then tap and hold an empty space on the home screen before you reach jiggle mode. Jiggle mode is when the apps and widgets start to jiggle on your home screen, indicating that you can start customizing them. Tap the Plus icon on the top right (or left) corner of your iPhone home screen when Jiggle mode is enabled.
Finding and applying the widget that shows you the battery percentage of your iPhone is your next step. Scroll down the list of preset widgets available on your iPhone to do this, and pick the option ‘Batteries’ from the list.
You will need to pick the widget size for the next screen. A size can be selected from small, medium , and large. If you just want to see your iPhone’s battery stats, then we recommend selecting the small size to make the most of all the other apps and widgets on your home screen. Tap the ‘Add Widget’ button at the bottom once you have made up your mind about the widget size.
Your battery widget will now be added to your iPhone home screen. Tap on anywhere else on the home screen to exit jiggle mode and make your changes permanent.
How to show the battery percentage of your iPhone and connected devices
You can also see the battery percentage of all these devices on your iPhone home screen if you connect Bluetooth devices such as wireless earphones, speakers, and Apple Watch frequently. Make sure you have connected to all the Bluetooth devices you normally attach to before you switch to build a battery widget, so that you can make up your mind about which widget to use.
Tap and hold an empty space on the home screen before you go into jiggle mode to display the battery percentage of your iPhone and connected devices. To control the widgets available to you, tap the Plus icon in the upper right (or left) corner..
Inside the Widgets list, scroll down and tap on the ‘Batteries’ option from the list.
Now you need to select the size of your battery widget. Unlike earlier, we’d suggest you go for either the medium or large option so that the widget box has more room to show you the details of all your connected devices and their battery percentage.
In order to display the battery percentage with icons for each of your computers, the medium-sized battery widget has four slots. The large-sized battery widget, on the other hand , shows you the full names of connected devices and their percentage of batteries. If you’re connected to more than 3 devices at once or want to see the name of the devices you’re connected to at all times, we’ll suggest the Broad option.
Once you have selected the appropriate size of the widget, tap on the ‘Add Widget’ button at the bottom.
You will now return to the iOS home screen. To stop the icons and widgets from shaking, tap any blank space on the screen to set your home screen with your newly created battery widget.
Should you download third-party widgets for showing battery percentage?
NO. For now, at least. Although there are a bunch of widget apps on your iOS home screen that claim to display the battery percentage, for some reason, the apps we tried failed to do exactly that consistently. We tried to use the Battery Widget & Usage Monitor and Use: Operation & Data Widget, and while the widgets available look pretty good on your home screen, as the battery status of your phone has changed, they fail to update themselves.
Unlike Apple’s own Batteries Widget, what we’re trying to suggest is that widgets from each of these apps don’t seem to update to your battery’s current state, but instead display your phone’s battery state when you last opened the widget program.
The reason why both of these apps do not show your iPhone’s real-time battery stats could have something to do with the unwillingness of iOS to share background battery details with apps from third parties. So, at least for now, for the sole purpose of displaying the battery percentage, it does not make sense to install a third-party widget app.
What do you have to say on iOS 14 about the battery widget? Did you think that Apple should make more of them? Was it helpful?
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