How to Display Battery Life as a Percentage in iOS 7 on the iPhone 5

The top bar on your iPhone 5 screen displays some helpful information, including your cellular signal strength, active features like GPS or Bluetooth, and a battery indicator. The remaining battery life on the iPhone 5 in iOS 7 can be displayed as an image, or an image with a numerical percentage. Many people find the numerical percentage to be more precise, and prefer it as a means to let them know how low their battery is. If you want to change the settings on your iPhone 5 to display your battery life in this manner, you can follow the steps outlined below.

Do you need another cable to charge your iPhone? You can buy them from Amazon, often for less than you can find them in stores. Click here to check pricing.

View Remaining Battery Life as A Number in iOS 7

I personally find this to be a very useful change to make on your iPhone 5, as the image indicator is not very precise. Adding a numerical percentage to display your remaining battery life makes it much more specific, and allows you to more easily plan when you will need to charge your phone. This becomes especially noticeable the lower your battery life gets, as it can be difficult to determine if you have 10% battery life or 2% battery life left. So if you want to be able to have an accurate idea of how much battery life you have left, then this is a helpful change to make.

If you found a confusing option on the Display menu, then our true tone iPhone meaning guide can help to explain what it means.

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open the settings menu

Step 2: select the General option.

open the general menu on the iphone 5

Step 3: Touch the Usage button.

open the ios 7 usage menu

Step 4: Move the slider to the right of Battery Percentage from the left to the right. There should be some green surrounding the button when the feature is turned on. You will also immediately see the battery percentage value displayed at the top-right of the screen.

how to display battery percentage in ios 7 on iphone 5

Amazon has a great selection of iPhone 5 cases, as well as additional accessories for your iPhone 5. Check them out here.

One of the best new features of iOS 7 is the ability to block unwanted callers. Learn how to block callers on your iPhone 5 here.

Join Our Free Newsletter

Featured guides and deals

You may opt out at any time.
Read our Privacy Policy

Newest Guides