How to Add the Battery Widget to the iPhone 12: A Step-by-Step Guide

Keeping an eye on your iPhone’s battery life is crucial, especially when you’re on the go. The battery widget on the iPhone 12 is a convenient tool that shows you the battery level of your iPhone and connected devices, like AirPods or an Apple Watch. Let me walk you through the simple steps to add this widget to your home screen.

Step by Step Tutorial to Add the Battery Widget to the iPhone 12

Before we dive into the steps, let me give you a quick heads up on what we’re about to do. We’ll be adding a widget to your iPhone 12’s Home Screen or Today View that will help you keep track of your device’s battery life with just a glance.

Step 1: Unlock your iPhone 12

Unlock your iPhone 12 to access the home screen.

When you pick up your iPhone 12, the first thing you need to do is unlock it. You can use Face ID, your passcode, or whatever security method you’ve set up. Once you’re in, you’re ready to move to the next step.

Step 2: Go to the Home Screen or Today View

Swipe right over the Home Screen or Lock Screen to get to the Today View.

If you’re not already on the Home Screen, press the Home button (if your iPhone has one) or swipe up from the bottom of the screen. To access the Today View, which is where widgets live, swipe right over the Home Screen or the Lock Screen.

Step 3: Edit your Widgets

Scroll to the bottom of the Today View and tap “Edit.”

Once you’re in the Today View, scroll all the way down until you see the “Edit” button. Tap on it to start adding, removing, or rearranging your widgets.

Step 4: Tap the “+” sign

In the upper left corner, tap the “+” sign to add a new widget.

After tapping “Edit,” you’ll notice a “+” sign in the upper left corner of the screen. This is your gateway to all the available widgets you can add to your Today View.

Step 5: Select the Batteries Widget

From the list of available widgets, select “Batteries.”

A list of widgets will appear, and you’ll need to find the “Batteries” widget. It might take a bit of scrolling, but once you spot it, you’re almost there.

Step 6: Choose the widget size

Pick the widget size you prefer and tap “Add Widget.”

Widgets come in different sizes, offering varying levels of detail. For the Batteries widget, you can choose a small, medium, or large size. Decide which one works best for you and tap “Add Widget.”

Step 7: Arrange the widget

Drag the widget to place it where you want it on the Today View or Home Screen.

After adding the widget, you can move it around. Press and hold the widget until it jiggles, then drag it to your desired location. Once you’re happy with the placement, tap “Done” in the upper right corner.

Once you’ve completed these steps, you’ll see the battery levels of your iPhone and connected devices right on your Home Screen or Today View. It’s a quick and easy way to make sure you’re never caught off guard by a low battery.

Tips for Adding the Battery Widget to the iPhone 12

  • Make sure your iOS is up to date for the best widget performance.
  • Consider the widget size that provides the information you need without taking up too much screen space.
  • If you have multiple devices connected, the larger widget sizes display more detailed battery information.
  • You can add multiple battery widgets to show different information if you prefer.
  • Remember, widgets can be added to both the Home Screen and the Today View, so choose the location that’s most convenient for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I remove the battery widget if I no longer want it?

To remove the widget, press and hold it until a menu pops up, then select “Remove Widget.”

Can I see the battery percentage on the widget?

Yes, the battery percentage is displayed on the medium and large widget sizes.

Does the battery widget update in real-time?

The widget updates periodically, but there may be a slight delay in real-time reporting.

Can I change the color of the battery widget?

The widget color is not customizable and is designed to match your wallpaper’s color scheme.

Will the battery widget drain my iPhone’s battery?

No, the widget is designed to be power-efficient and should not significantly impact battery life.


  1. Unlock your iPhone 12.
  2. Access the Home Screen or Today View.
  3. Tap “Edit” at the bottom of the Today View.
  4. Tap the “+” sign to add a new widget.
  5. Select the “Batteries” widget.
  6. Choose the preferred widget size and tap “Add Widget.”
  7. Arrange the widget on your screen and tap “Done.”


Adding the battery widget to your iPhone 12 is a breeze, and it’s incredibly handy for keeping an eye on your battery life. With just a few taps, you can have all your battery information right at your fingertips, ensuring you’re always prepared for the day ahead. Remember, staying charged is key in our always-connected world, so take advantage of this nifty feature on your iPhone 12. If you found this guide helpful, consider sharing it with a friend or exploring more ways to optimize your iPhone experience. Happy widgeting!

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