You have great Bluetooth headphones, but you don't remember the last time you charged them. You hate getting halfway through a run or bike ride the dreaded battery low warning. In iOS 9 for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, you can instantly check the battery life of any Bluetooth-enabled device, including the Apple Watch, Bluetooth headphones, and speakers, as well as the phone itself.
How to Check Bluetooth Device Battery Life
- From the top of the screen, swipe down.
- Decide on the Today tab.
- Scroll up to see the Edit button.
- Select Edit from the menu.
- The Today Widget has battery-related upgrades.
- Press the green/white Plus button by Batteries.
- The Today list should now include batteries.
- You could opt to take some of the items from the list above or add more by pressing the red/white - button.
- You can also reorder the items in Today by moving the 3-line icons on the right up and down.
- Click Done in the upper right corner.
Turn On a Paired Bluetooth Device Right Now to Check the Battery Level
I can see that the battery level of my Biena Bluetooth Headphones, model number QY7 under Bluetooth, in this instance, is 100% by turning them on. My iPhone is at 100%, and my Apple Watch is at 70%.
In addition, a tiny vertical bar that shows the battery level of any Bluetooth-connected devices is now visible to the left of the regular iPhone battery status. We can now see the whole information on our Today widget, however we're not sure if it will be of much value.
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On your iPhone, check the Bluetooth device's battery life.
It might not be the greatest idea to go to the Today View panel in order to check the battery life of your Bluetooth device. You could just add these widgets to your iPhone's Home Screen without taking any more action. That is fascinating. Below are the specific instructions for adding a battery widget to the home screen.
Step 1: Locate and long-press the Battery widget on the iOS Today View screen. Then it will go into jiggle mode. Drag and drop the Battery widget to the Home Screen. In order to create way for the new Battery widget, the app icons will vanish. For details on how to add and change widgets to your iPhone's Home Screen, see our post.
In the second stage, the Battery widget can easily be inserted from the iPhone Home Screen. Long-tapping any app icon will activate iOS jiggle mode. When you hit the +icon in the upper left corner, the widget menu with the installed supported apps will open.
3. Select the Battery option by swiping down. After selecting the size, add the widget to the Home Screen.
You can now check the battery life of any Bluetooth-connected device by going to the iPhone's Home Screen. Isn't that fantastic?
Verify the Bluetooth devices' battery life from the iPhone lock screen.
Sometimes you might unlock your iPhone to check the Bluetooth device's battery life, but you might end up doomscrolling. This happens to me a lot every day. If you find yourself in a similar situation, the best course of action is to switch on Focus Mode and add a Battery Status widget to the lock screen.
The Lock Screen's Battery Status widget quickly switches from displaying the remaining battery life of your iPhone to displaying the remaining battery life of the Bluetooth device that is connected. The disadvantage is that you cannot view both the Bluetooth device that is connected and the iPhone's battery level at the same time. Nevertheless, the solution to this issue is to enable battery percentage in the status bar of your iPhone.
Check out these comprehensive instructions for adding a Battery widget to your iPhone's Lock Screen after getting that out of the way.
To unlock the smartphone, swipe down from the upper left corner to expose the Notification Center, or long press on the iPhone Lock Screen to display the personalize option.
Step 2: Choose Lock Screen from the Customize menu. Check the Bluetooth device's battery life from the iPhone Lock Screen .
3. Click the icon labeled + Add Widgets that is next to the digital clock.
By scrolling down in step 4, select the Batteries option.
Step 5: Drag or tap the rectangular widget onto your Lock Screen to add it. The rectangle widget must be chosen because it displays the actual battery percentage for your device. Check the Bluetooth device's battery life from the iPhone Lock Screen 2 menu.
Step 6: After adding the widget, tap the X in the upper right corner to close the widget selector.
7. Press the Done button located in the upper right area.
When you pair a Bluetooth device with your iPhone, the widget will immediately show the battery level. As a result, the Battery Status widget has two functions and adapts dynamically to the situation.