• The iPhone SE has a small 1,821 mAh battery
  • This means users must constantly check to see if the device still has enough power for the day
  • There are four ways to check battery percentage on the iPhone SE

iPhone SE users who are worried about their handsets shutting down on them in the middle of the day will do well to check the device's battery percentage from time to time.

Checking the battery percentage on an iPhone SE should be a habit that users should have. This is because the device only has a small 1,821 mAh battery, which cannot be expected to last very long. While the device is capable of taking good camera shots, users might make sure to check if it still has enough power to last through the day.

2020 iPhone SE
2020 iPhone SE Apple

There are four ways to check the iPhone SE's battery percentage, iPhoneHacks noted. Here's how to do it:

Using the Status Bar

Users can check the battery percentage via the status bar. This feature doesn't work on notched iPhone models starting with the iPhone X. It works on the iPhone SE, however. Here's how:

  • First, users should go to Settings > Battery.
  • Second, once there, users should toggle Battery Percentage on.

The battery percentage will now be displayed on the status bar, at the top-right corner of the screen.

Via the Control Center

Those who don't want the battery percentage constantly displayed on the screen can instead check it via the Control Center. To do this, users should swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen, then see the battery percentage at the top-right area of the Control Center.

Seeing it in Today View

Users can check the battery percentage by enabling the Batteries widget for Today View. Here's how:

  • First, while on the first Home screen page, users should swipe down from the top of the screen to access Notification Center, then swipe right to access Today View.
  • Second, users should scroll to the bottom and tap on Edit.
  • Third, users should look for Batteries under More Widgets then tap on the plus (“+”) sign next to it.
  • Fourth, users should tap on Done on the top-right corner.

The battery percentage will now be displayed in Today View via the Batteries widget.

By asking Siri

Lastly, users can simply ask Siri to tell them the battery percentage. Users should enable Listen for “Hey Siri” in Settings, then activate the digital assistant by long-pressing the side button. Once the assistant is listening, users should say “Hey Siri, please tell me the current charge on my iPhone.” Siri will then inform the user about it.