How to Solve iPhone Battery Percentage Not Showing

Oct 14, 2021 • Filed to: • Proven solutions

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What will be the situation when you have some important calls to make or you have some crucial tasks to do on your iPhone and it suddenly shuts down? It’s not good for you as well as for your business.

What will be the scenario when you have no control as the iPhone battery percentage is not showing or iPhone is showing the wrong battery percentage?

Frustrating. Isn’t it?

Well, no frustration anymore. Just go through this guide to fix the issue. 

Why is my battery percentage not showing on my iPhone?

The first thing you need to know is, it is generally not a fault with your iPhone. It is a common issue that is faced by a lot of people.

You are not able to see the battery percentage on iPhone due to various reasons.

  1. Upgraded Version: The iPhone 8 and earlier models show battery percentage in the status bar. But on iPhone X and later models, it is shifted to the Control Center. So, you can see it from there.
  2. Moved somewhere else: If you are facing an issue of no battery percentage on iPhone 11 or some other model after the update. The battery indicator might be shifted to somewhere else. It generally happens when some major changes are made in the new version.
  3. The battery percentage option is disabled: Sometimes the battery percentage option is disabled accidentally or the iOS update overrides the settings and disables it. This can cause automatic removal of the percentage icon.
  4. Possible bug: Sometimes a software bug can cause the battery indicator to disappear. It is common with many iPhone users.
  5. More icons in the top bar: If you are having several icons in the top bar, the battery percentage icon will be removed automatically due to insufficient space.

Solution 1: Check the settings

Sometimes the battery percentage option is disabled. In this case, you can check the settings for the same. This will fix the issue quickly.

Step 1: Go to the Setting app on your iPhone and tap on “Battery”. A new window will appear.

Step 2: Enable the “Battery Percentage”. This will show the battery percentage near the battery icon on your iPhone’s home screen.  You can also see the usage along with Standby time for your iPhone.

enable battery percentage

If you are using iOS 11.3 and above you can go to “Settings” followed by “Battery” to see the battery percentage along with some other valuable information.

go to “Settings&rdquo

Solution 2: Number of icons in the top bar

If you are facing an issue of the battery percentage icon not showing on the iPhone, you are required to check the number of icons on the top bar. This is so because if the icons are more, the possibility is high that the battery percentage will be removed automatically. In this case, you can fix the issue by turning off several things such as portrait orientation lock, location services, and so on. Once space gets emptied, the percentage icon will be placed there automatically.

You can remove the location services icon and other such icons by following some simple steps.

Step 1: Go to “Settings App” on your iPhone and tap on “Privacy”. Then you have to go to “Location Services” and scroll to “System Services”.

scroll to “System Services&rdquo

Step 2: Now all you have to do is to find the “Status Bar icon” and disable it to hide the location pointer from the status bar.

Solution 3: Restart iPhone

One of the best options to fix no battery percentage on the iPhone is to restart the iPhone. The thing is, in many cases, software glitches often cause this type of issue. You can easily fix it by restarting your iPhone.

Step 1: Press and hold the volume button and the side button together until the power-off slider appears before you.

hold both buttons together

Step 2: Now you have to drag the slider and wait for about 30 seconds for your iPhone to turn off. Once turned off successfully, you have to press and hold the side button until you see an Apple logo.

Note: If you are using an older iPhone then you have to press and hold the side button for the slider to appear.

press and hold the side button

Now you have to wait for about 30 seconds. When the device is turned off, press and hold the side button until you see an Apple logo. This will restart your iPhone.

Solution 4: Update iOS to the latest

Sometimes an older version is the cause of the wrong iPhone battery percentage or no battery percentage on iPhone 11, X, and on other models. In this situation updating your iPhone to the latest version will do the job for you. You can do this by

Step 1: You can either wait for your iPhone to remind you about the update with a pop-up or you can manually do it by going to “Settings”. Then you have to select “General” followed by “Software Update”. You will be directed to a new window. Select “Download and Install”.

select “Download and Install&rdquo

Step 2: You will be prompted to enter a passcode (if you have set it). Then you will be asked to agree to Apple’s terms. Once you agree, the downloading will begin. Once the downloading is completed successfully, your iPhone requires rebooting. Once the iPhone is rebooted the updates will be installed and the issue will be fixed.

Note: In some cases, if there’s not enough room on your iPhone, you will be asked to remove apps temporarily. In this case tap on “Continue”. The apps will be restored once the installation is finished.

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Step 1: Launch Dr.Fone

Download Dr.Fone in the system and Launch it. Select “System Repair” from the main window.

select “System Repair

Step 2: Connect your iPhone

Now connect your iPhone with the system with a lightning cable. Dr.Fone will detect your device and provide you with two options.

  1. Standard Mode
  2. Advanced Mode

As the issue is minor you can go with Standard Mode.

Note: Use Advanced Mode in extreme situations as it erases the data. So you need to backup data before using the Advanced Mode.

select “Standard Mode

The model type of your device will be detected automatically and you will be provided with available iOS system versions. You have to select a version. Once selected press” Start” to continue.

click start

On clicking “Start” the iOS firmware will be downloaded.

Note: You are required to connect with a stable network as the process of downloading firmware will take time. 

Although the downloading will start automatically, if it’s not, you can manually do it by clicking on “Download”. You are required to click “Select” to restore the downloaded firmware.

click on Download

Once the download is completed, Dr.Fone will verify the downloaded iOS firmware.

verification

Step 3: Fix the issue

Once the iOS firmware is verified, you will be notified. Now you have to click on “Fix Now” to start the process of repairing.

click on fix

It will take some minutes to repair your device. Once repaired successfully, wait for it to start. Once started you will see that the issue is fixed.

repair completed successfully

Conclusion: 

There are several situations when you have some crucial tasks to perform but you are running low on battery. In this case, you can charge the iPhone and continue with your tasks. But the problem arises when you don’t know how much battery percentage you are left with. In this case, your device can switch off at any time. So, you are required to keep an eye on the battery percentage icon. But if the iPhone battery icon is not showing you can easily make it appear by following the solutions given in this guide.

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