Q&A: How to Show Battery Percentage on iPhone 6? (iOS 10)

holding a black iPhone 5 with one hand

Hey there, I've been reading your AnySoftwareTools blog for a while. Thanks for curating so many useful posts. I got a brand new iPhone 6 as a holiday gift from my child...yeah finally! But I'm new to the smartphone world, and today I did come across an issue with the battery. How do I make the battery percentage show up in the right corner? I tried to tap on the battery icon, but it didn't work. It would be much appreciated if you could give me the proper instruction.

It always makes my day when I receive questions from our blog readers. Your kind appreciation always motivates us to keep creating more useful content that helps people solve problems.

First off — congratulations on having a new iPhone 6. It's definitely something worth cheering on the holiday season 🙂

Okay, now back to the question. Unlike other mobile operating systems, Apple iOS does not respond to touch commands on certain area of the screen. The battery sign is one area that is not "tappable."

To make the battery percentage display next to the battery sign, you need to adjust an option via the Settings app. Here's how to do it, it's actually very simple.

Note: The screenshots below are taken from an iPhone 5S with iOS 10.1.1. Since your iPhone 6 is brand new, I'm assuming that it also runs under iOS 10 (most likely it is). Thus the instructions below should also apply to your iPhone 6. To check what iOS version your iPhone is with, go to Settings > General > Software Update to find out.

Step 1: on your iPhone, tap on the Settings app, then scroll down and find Battery, tap on it.

Step 2: Tap on Battery Percentage to swipe the button from left to right (with the background color from gray to green). Now see the percentage show up? In my case, it shows "100%".

Done, that's it. If you want to hide the percentage, just tap on the Battery Percentage option again to disable it.

Pro tip: in case you are interested, you can save some battery and reduce power consumption by turning on the Low Power Mode here as well. See this screenshot.

I hope you find my answer helpful, and let us know if you have any additional questions.

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Jessica Carrell
 

Jessica is the content manager at AnySoftwareTools. She is a lover of photography, technology, teaching, and learning. Recently she's keen on following news related to tech giants and SaaS startups in bay area.

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