How to show battery percentage on Android phones

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Knowing how to show your phone's battery percentage on Android is extremely handy. Sure, you can get the gist of how long you have left with just the battery icon, but sometimes it can be difficult to tell whether the icon is showing, for example, 30% or 40%.

Even on the best phones, that can make a big difference. When we tested the battery life of the Google Pixel 7, it lasted 7 hours and 14 minutes, or 434 minutes. That means being off by 10% could mean a difference of nearly 45 minutes of usage, which is a lot. Knowing your exact battery amount can therefore help you plan when to charge your phone, so you never run out of power when you need it.

Thankfully, displaying battery percentage on Android phones is about as easy as it gets, and we're here to show you how. All you need to do is read on.

How to show battery percentage on Android

1. Open the Settings app and tap Battery.

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2. Tap the Battery percentage toggle.

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See, we told you it was easy. But it's alright, we don't judge. Everyone needs a helping hand with their tech from time to time, and we're here to provide that support, no matter how big or small the problem. That's why we also have you covered with a range of other super helpful Android tutorials. As well as seeing how much charge you have left, it's also important to regularly check how your phone's battery is holding up. Learn how to check your Android battery health to do just that. Bought a new Android phone? Find out how to transfer data from Android to Android and move everything across safely. Can't get enough of your favorite Android apps? Discover how to install Android apps on Windows 11.

Peter Wolinski
Editor, How To & Cameras

Peter is Editor of the How To and Camera sections at Tom's Guide. As a writer, he covers topics including tech, photography, gaming, hardware, motoring and food & drink. Outside of work, he can usually be found telling everyone about his greyhounds, obsessively detailing his car, squeezing as many FPS as possible out of PC games, and perfecting his espresso shots.