Battery

How to see battery percentage on iPhone 12 series

With the release of the iPhone X, Apple got rid of the ability to see the battery percentage in the Status bar. Prior to this, a simple toggle was available in the Settings app that allowed one to view the battery percentage next to the battery icon.

Don't worry though, as there are still a couple of ways to quickly check the battery percentage on the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, and the iPhone 12 Pro duo. This will work on all the iPhones that come with the notch. Here's how to see battery percentage on the iPhone 12 series with ease.

How to recalibrate your iPhone 11 battery in iOS 14.5

With the release of iOS 14.5, Apple brought a fix for iPhone 11 users who were facing inconsistent information regarding battery health. The update will recalibrate the battery on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and the Pro Max models. Due to the issue, users faced sudden battery drains, and reduced performance, despite nothing being wrong with the battery.

GrabberEX lets you discern the time and battery percentage more easily in full-screen apps

I like that I can always glance at my Status Bar to see the time or even how much of my battery I have left before I’ll need to need to connect to a charger.

Unfortunately, full-screen apps hide the Status Bar, and pulling down from the top of the display to glance at the Status Bar in Notification Center reveals a grabber instead. This, in turn, necessitates a secondary pull down gesture to view the Status Bar in Notification Center.

The best iPhone battery level widgets that show percent remaining

Battery Level Widgets on the iPhone Home Screen

If you like to keep a close eye on your iPhone’s battery level, then you probably miss seeing the actual percentage of charge remaining that came on older iPhones. This means you probably open the Control Center to find that exact percentage throughout the day.

For those of you like me who prefer to view the percent of battery remaining all the time, check out these iPhone Home screen widgets. These allow you to get the amount of battery left before you need a charge by showing you that percentage you so desire.

DrainCheck harnesses Do Not Disturb mode to monitor battery drain on pwned iPhones

Battery consumption is a very real concern among jailbreakers, especially given the fact that certain jailbreak tweak configurations can add to the burden of keeping your phone alive throughout the day.

While most people simply glance at the Status Bar or visit the Battery preference pane in the Settings app to learn more about their battery usage, those who want a brief battery usage report every morning when they wake up might take an interest in a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed DrainCheck by iOS developer Ginsu.

BattiBar colorizes the Status Bar with a slow-changing transitional gradient based on your battery level

The Status Bar of every iPhone and iPad is home to a battery level indicator that keeps the user aware of when they’re going to need a charge. Unfortunately, the indicator tends to be somewhat bland and there doesn’t seem to be any indication that Apple will change that any time soon.

Enter BattiBar, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer HallieHax that offers a solution to the aforementioned quandary. More specifically, it colorizes the entire Status Bar with a transitional gradient color that transforms slowly over time as your handset’s battery discharges with use.

This jailbreak tweak enables Battery Health on iPads and iPod touches

When navigating to Settings →  Battery →  Battery Health on an iPhone, users can determine just how used and abused that handset’s internal battery might be.

This feature has been used for a multitude of reasons ranging from discerning when a battery needs to be replaced to identifying whether a used iPhone is worth the asking price. This of course begs the obvious question… why hasn’t Apple enabled this feature on iPads and iPod touches yet?

CustomizeBW lets jailbreakers spice up iOS 14’s native battery widget

When I first upgraded to iOS & iPadOS 14 last year, I was slightly unimpressed by the appearance of Apple’s native battery widget. Not only is it bland, but it doesn’t even display numeric battery percentages, which I often like to see for myself for peace of mind.

Those interested in upgrading their battery widget on iOS or iPadOS 14 would do good to try a newly released jailbreak tweak called CustomizeBW by iOS developer Miguel, as it provides a bevy of different options for making the native battery widget more aesthetically pleasing to the end user.