How to Get Battery Life Remaining on iPhone or iPad with Siri

Nov 7, 2018 - 4 Comments

How to get battery life remaining from Siri on iPhone or iPad

Want to quickly get the battery life of an iPhone or iPad? While on some iOS devices you can glance at the top of the screen to see the battery percentage remaining, newer iPhone models with the top screen notch hide the battery life percentage and instead require users to find battery life in Control Center, like on the iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and iPhone X.

But there’s another way to get battery life percentage remaining quickly in iOS, and that’s by using everyones favorite voice assistant, Siri.

Getting Battery Life Remaining on iPhone or iPad with Siri

  • Summon Siri as usual, and then ask “what is my battery life?”

Siri will report back something along the lines of “Your iPhone is at 100%” or “Your iPad is at 82%”

Get battery life remaining from Siri on iPhone

You can bring up the Siri request through any way you want, whether it’s Hey Siri voice activation, holding the Home button if your iOS device has one, or holding the Power button if the iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, or iPad Pro has no Home button, or by using Assistive Touch.

While the screenshot above shows this trick working on an iPhone, it works the exact same on iPad too, as the screen shot image below demonstrates:

Get iPad battery life remaining from Siri

If you’re checking battery life because you feel like your device is running down a little too fast, one of the best possible battery life extending tricks is to use Low Power Mode on iPhone which dramatically boosts battery life at the expense of some features and performance that you likely won’t notice anyway. Unfortunately Low Power Mode does not exist for iPad for whatever reason (yet anyway), but it’s a wonderful feature for iPhone users to enjoy.

And of course if you’re obsessing about battery life because battery performance seems to be rapidly declining like after updating iOS system software, you can check out some battery life tips here for iOS 12 devices that can be quite useful for prolonging battery usage.

Have any other helpful tips, tricks, or advice about getting battery life details and time remaining from Siri or otherwise? Share with us in the comments below!


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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks


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  1. Louie says:

    Thanks for the tip. Don’t forget that macOS Sierra brought Siri to the Macs too, so in addition to iPhones and iPads, asking Siri about battery life also works on any Mac running macOS Sierra or later.

    • Louie says:

      Edit: asking Siri about battery life also works on any MACBOOK running macOS Sierra or later. This obviously doesn’t apply to desktop macs.

  2. Damon says:

    I created this simple Shortcuts action to show the battery remaining percentage. With Apple’s Shortcuts iOS app (it used to be an independent app called Workflow before Apple bought them out) you can add this to your iOS device’s panel of widgets on its Search screen:

    It ain’t pretty, but it works.

  3. RA XA says:

    It’s a great tips for Battery Life in 📱 and useful, but if
    I take a photos and coming at home I should share them
    with OneDriver on my Computer, that take a Time and Batterie life. Also if I play music 🎼 in background.
    But now I‘ll turn off a Screen Time, it running the whole
    Time in background.
    Thanks for sharing your experience and tips, have a great Day 🌹

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