iPhone XR Battery %

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  1. dawesie1 macrumors regular

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    No longer shows on screen unless you swipe down from the top right; I googled it and results suggest thaty you can add the battery widget, however when I tried this I could not see the option. Any advice?
     
  2. StaceyMJ86 macrumors 65816

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  3. mattguy10 macrumors 6502

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    I have it listed as “Batteries” on my XS

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  4. dawesie1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea. How do you do it?
     
  5. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68000

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    Swipe to widget screen go to bottom hit edit find batteries hit the +
     
  6. karmatourer macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for that. Missing it on top right though.
     
  7. StaceyMJ86 macrumors 65816

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    You can edit the order of your widgets.
     
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    If you are referring to the status bar percent, that is no longer available.
     
  9. webwbr macrumors member

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    What a minute... Xs running 12.1 here, i dont have a “Batteries” widget available. What am I doing wrong?
     
  10. dawesie1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Done that - the batteries widget is not there.
     
  11. Treiber75 macrumors newbie

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    I got this widget when i connected my Apple Watch for the first time.
    I am not sure if you get this widget when you don‘t have Apple Bluetooth devices like the AW or AirPods connected to the phone.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    It doesn't show up as an available widget until you connect a Bluetooth accessory that provides a battery reading (and then it stays as an available widget even if you disconnect that accessory and even disable Bluetooth).
     
  13. dawesie1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does it need to be an Apple accessory or will any work?
     
  14. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Doesn't need to be from Apple.
     
  15. dawesie1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    What an odd thing to do to take off the battery %. What value has it added to the user experience?
     
  16. Ralfi macrumors 68020

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    It's made people realise it wasn't that important an icon.:D

    It'll be back though, maybe as early as next year, as the notch eventually shrinks in size.
     
  17. zx128k macrumors member

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    My XR shows the widget without any other accessory connected.
     
  18. HEK macrumors 68040

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    What do you use Your iPhone for most often?

    Number one use is for checking battery level.
    Next use is Twitter then texting in iMessage, then watching you tube.
    Occasionally make or receive a phone call.

    Say whattttt? :confused:
     
  19. white4s macrumors 65816

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    Why even add a widget if you still have to swipe to see the percentage.
     
  20. zx128k macrumors member

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    Sometimes it’s easier (when using one hand) to swipe from the side on the home screen then reach for the top of the screen to swipe down.
     
  21. webwbr macrumors member

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    Well, I’ve connect a bluetooth headset and a speaker... no widget has shown up yet. Again, Xs running 12.1, this may be an Apple Bluetooth device thing. So Im still baffled.
     
  22. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Are any of these devices ones that report battery strength when connected? Do you see a Bluetooth icon with battery strength in the status bar or when you bring up Control Center when these devices are connected?
     
  23. webwbr, Nov 9, 2018
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    I thought they used to, but now thye don't seem to be... hmmm... I am getting old. I have a few other Bluetooth devices, I know for a fact one of them did show battery level. I'll try them all and report back, thanks for the lead on that.

    EDIT: That was it! I have the widget now, just had to connect a BT device that reports battery life. Thanks.
     
  24. white4s macrumors 65816

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    Nothing for me. I wouldn't enable it but weird that it doesn't show up
     
  25. zx128k macrumors member

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    Nothing at all? That’s strange.
     

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