If you have an iPhone or other iOS device and are still annoyed that the percentage was removed from the batter icon. We have some great news for you! It’s back! But you’ll need to update to iOS 16 and enable it manually again. Not sure exactly how? Well, follow along as we show you how to do it.

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Although battery technology has improved dramatically over the last few decades, batteries are still the weakest point in all modern devices. Especially on iOS devices. For some reason, Apple constantly avoids improving battery life by increasing the size of the internal battery (among other improvements). It reached a point not that long ago when the removal of the percentage icon from the battery indicated was considered a conspiracy so that people couldn’t track battery charge as accurately.

Thankfully, that has now changed and the battery percentage indicator has finally been restored in IOS 16. This is the first time that the % indicator has been back on iOS devices since 2018 and something that people are super pleased about, as trivial as that may sound. As we mentioned earlier the battery percentage indicator inside the battery icon on iPhone isn’t enabled by default, so you will have to enable it manually. But it’s easy enough to do so follow along as we guide you through the process.

How do you get the percentage number back in the battery icon on iPhone? iPhone battery % back in the battery icon iOS 16.

To begin, make sure that you have updated your iPhone to iOS 16. Once you have done that, you can start the steps shown below.

  • Now that you are using iOS 16 open the Settings app on your iPhone and to go General.
  • Next, scroll down and tap Battery.
  • On this screen, you will see the Battery Percentage icon option. Tap this to enable it (green is on)
  • As soon as you make the change you will see the percentage number jump back into the battery icon.

How to add the battery percentage back to the battery icon on iPhone

The battery percentage number will now live inside the battery icon until you decide to change it again. However, it does occasionally jump out of the icon to be more visible on certain screens and under certain circumstances. However, this isn’t something that will annoy you. It’s just nice to have an actual battery gauge that shows some accurate information once again. While you are here you might as well check out our YouTube channel which features a full video guide on all of our iOS 16 articles plus a ton of content on other topics you also have a keen interest in.

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For some reason, there seems to be an issue with iPhone 11 devices not having the battery % number appear in the battery icon. More than likely this is just a bug in iOS 16 however it’s still too early to say if this is the case or if it was an intentional implementation. Hopefully, it’s just a small bug that will be fixed in the not-to-distant future.