The battery icon in your iPhone's status bar gives you a visual picture of how much power is left, and there is a battery percentage option that you can switch to or view in the Control Center, depending on the model. But what you may not know is that there is a way to display the battery percentage for each device connected to your iPhone, from AirPods to Bluetooth speakers and your Apple Watch.
This feature became available again in iOS 9 and since then, more and more battery powered accessories have added support. While you can't see the juice left in your iPad, iPod touch, or Mac in the hidden Batteries widget, your iPhone can show you the power left in many Apple and third party Bluetooth products. The list below is just a small selection of products that work.
- Smartwatches: Apple Watch, Fossil Q Hybrid
- Headphones: AirPods and cases, QCY QY7, Jabra HALO2, AudioMX HB-8A, Jarv NMotion BTHL-201
- Battery Charger: Apple Smart Battery Charger
- Speakers: Anchor Soundcore, Bose SoundLink, Beats
- : COIN Trackers, Apple Pencil (iPad Only), AirTurn PEDpro
Most new Bluetooth accessories will support the hidden Batteries widget, but it's not safe, so remember. Products from four years ago are less likely to work, but it's still worth a shot for all your accessories to quickly find out when they need to be loaded. The widget is not on by default, so you need to find and activate it.
Step 1: Open the current view settings
Drag right from the home screen, lock screen or registration center to access today View, where are all your widgets live. Scroll all the way until the "Edit" button appears at the bottom and select it. Your iPhone must be unlocked to access the widget settings.