The battery icon in the status bar on your iPhone gives you a visual idea of how much power is left. Depending on the model, you can switch between the percent battery options or view it in the Control Center. What you may not know is that there is a way to show the percentage of battery of all the devices connected to your iPhone, from AirPods to Bluetooth speakers and your Apple Watch.
This feature has been available in iOS 9 and since then, more and more battery-powered accessories are supported. While you can not see the hidden juice of your iPad, iPod touch, or Mac in the hidden battery widget, your iPhone will show you the power of many Apple and third-party Bluetooth products. The following list is just a small selection of products that work.
- Smart Watches: Apple Watch, Fossil Q Hybrid
- Headphones: AirPods and Case, QCY QY7, Jabra HALO2, AudioMX HB-8A and Jarv NMotion BTHL-201
- Battery case: Apple Smart Battery Case
- Speaker: Anker Soundcore, Bose SoundLink, Beats
- Other: MYNT Trackers, Apple Pencil (iPad only), AirTurn PEDpro
Most newer Bluetooth accessories support the hidden "Batteries" widget. However, this is not a safe bet. Remember. Four years ago, products probably work less, but it's still worth trying if all of your accessories can quickly find out when they need to be recharged. The widget is not enabled by default, so you need to search and enable it.
Step 1: Open today view settings
Swipe right from the home screen, lock screen, or notification center to access the Today view, where all your widgets live. Scroll all the way down until the "Edit" button appears below and select it. Your iPhone must be unlocked to access the widget settings.