There are multiple ways to know the current charge of Bluetooth devices connected to your iPhone or iPad. In this tutorial, we’ll share how you can check the remaining battery percentage of your headphones, wireless earbuds, mouse, or any other Bluetooth accessory.
In the Batteries widget
The batteries widget is the best place to keep track of the remaining power of your iPhone or iPad as well as accessories connected to it like Apple Watch, AirPods, Apple Pencil, wireless keyboard, battery packs, and other hands-free Bluetooth devices from non-Apple manufacturers. You can add the batteries widget to the following locations.
On the Home Screen
Add the batteries widget to your iPhone Home Screen. If you don’t already know the steps, we have a separate tutorial that shows you how to add widgets to the Home Screen. Once you have the batteries widget on your Home Screen, it will display the remaining charge level of your iPhone and any other device connected to it.
In Today View
Today View is the screen you see when you swipe right on the first Home Screen page or the Lock Screen. You can also get to Today View by swiping right in the Notification Center.
From here, tap Edit > plus button > Batteries > pick a widget size and hit Add Widget. Finally, finish by tapping Done.
You have successfully added the batteries widget to the Today View, which will display the battery percentage of your Bluetooth devices.
On the Lock Screen
You can add the tiny batteries widget to your iOS 16 Lock Screen. Once you do that, it will show the battery charge of your devices. Plus, it’s easy to customize the iPhone Lock Screen batteries widget and have it display only the battery percentage of the device you choose.
In the Settings app
You can see the remaining charge of your AirPods, AirPods case, and some Beats headphones in the Settings app. To do that, make sure your wireless buds are connected to your iPhone. Next, open the Settings app and tap your AirPods name from the top to see its current battery.
In Control Control
Swipe down from the top right of the iPhone screen to access the Control Center. On iPhones with a front Home button, you’ll have to swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Once you’re there, you can see the battery level using the following methods.
Now Playing tile
- Make sure your AirPods are connected to your iPhone.
- Open the Control Center and tap the tiny AirPods icon from the top right of the Now Playing tile. It will expand and show you the battery percentage of your AirPods.
Next to the small headphone icon
Headphones from certain manufacturers even show a tiny battery indicator next to the headphone icon in the Control Center. While this doesn’t show the precise battery percentage, it gives you a rough idea of the remaining charge.
On the connection animation
When you open your AirPods case, Beats headphones case, or connect your Apple Pencil, you might see an animation on your iPhone or iPad screen that shows the battery percentage.
This may work even for some non-Apple Bluetooth buds.
In third-party apps
Finally, some third-party apps can also display the battery percentage of Bluetooth devices connected to your iPhone. This is somewhat unnecessary, as the iOS batteries widget is enough. But you can download the official app of your Bluetooth watch, headphone, stylus, or such device and see the battery percentage there.
Besides that, general third-party apps like Battery Life also allow you to note the remaining charge of your connected Bluetooth devices.
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