iOS 17 Battery Widget Missing on iPhone, iPad? 5 Fixes

🗓️ November 28, 2023 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

I have seen many iPhone users complaining about the battery widget not showing on iPhone, the battery widget not showing on Airpods, airpod case battery doesn’t show up in widget, and more. When I updated my iPhone 15 Pro a few days, it worked well, and suddenly, the same problem caught my iPhone too. Fixing the battery widget not showing on iPhone/iPad is very simple. Sometimes it is resolved by a simple restart, and sometimes you must perform a few steps.

Let’s get to the solution and hope your iPhone’s battery widget works properly. Also, iOS Update allows to Show Battery Percentage on the iPhone lock screen.

Troubleshooting steps to Get Battery Widget Missing Back on iPhone, iPad

After Restore, Reset All Settings, Setup New iPhone Naver shows the Battery Widget under the Widgets panel. You must connect At least one bluetooth device to activate bluetooth to activate the bluetooth widget. Check my video tutorial in [solution 1], which I prepared for users who cannot find the Battery widget under the Inactive Widget or Active Widget list.

A device should be turned on to get updated Battery percentage or missing, then check it first.

Solution #1: Re-Add Battery Widget on your iPhone or iPad

We have different customization settings for adding the Battery widget on the iPhone Today widget or Home screen with different layouts of the Battery Widget,

To Add a Battery widget on the Home screen

  1. Press and hold on to the screen to access edit mode.
  2. Tap the + icon on the top-left side.
  3. Scroll the screen to tap Batteries (in not showing, please go to solution number #2)
Tap and hold on to the home screen to access edit mode look at the upper-left corner of the screen for the plus (+) sign on iphone
  1. Choose a widget style that you like most, (on-screen, there are three styles available). For instance, I’m choosing the last one.
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Choose a widget style that you like most for instance, I’m choosing the last one on iphone
  1. Tap Add Widget
  2. So the battery widget lands on the home screen; finally, tap on the Done button to exit the edit mode.
Scroll the screen to tap batteries choose a widget style that you like most tap add widget click on done on iphone

Steps to add battery widget on iPhone lock Screen,

Follow the bottom steps to show the battery widget on the lock screen iPhone. You must have the latest iOS on your iPhone.

  1. Unlock your Phone, and pull down the screen from the left side corner to access the lock screen.
  2. Tap and hold on the screen to get the edit mode view.
  3. Choose Customize button.
  4. Tap Lock Screen
Open customize button tap lock screen on iphone
  1. Tapping Add Widgets or Widget space close to under-the-clock font time.
  2. Scroll down the screen to tap on Batteries.
  3. Now let’s tap or drag the batteries widget.
  4. Tap the (X) mark button, and once again tap on (X).
Scroll screen to tap on  batteries and tap (x) again on iphone
  1. Tap Done to save.
  2. Tap on the lock screen to exit edit mode.
Tap x mark sign again click on done on iphone

Steps to add battery widget in Today Widget Screen,

Step #1. To access the today widget screen, Swipe your finger on the iPhone home screen to the left.
Step #2. Scroll down the screen to tap on the Edit button.

Open swipe your finger on the iPhone home screen to the left scroll down the screen to tap on the edit button on iphone

Step #3. Now tapping on the + button.
Step #4. Now scroll the screen to find the batteries option.
Step #5. Tap Add Widget after choosing your desired battery widget style.

Now tapping on the + button scroll the screen to find the batteries option on iphone

Step #6. last, you can drag and drop the battery widget on your Today view screen, drag it to the home screen, and tap on Done to save.

Tap add widget click on done on iphone

That’s it.

Solution #2: Connect Bluetooth Device to get back the Battery Widget

For the New iPhone or iPad user Battery Widget will not show under the Widget panel. To Activate This Widget, your iPhone/iPad must be connected with one Bluetooth accessory, which might be Apple Pencil, Airpods, Headphone, Bluetooth Speaker, or Apple Watch. Follow the below steps. (Battery Widget will be removed after resetting all settings, Factory Reset, upgrade to new iOS/iPadOS sometimes)

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Step #1. Open the Settings app.
Step #2. Tap Bluetooth to turn the Bluetooth toggle ON/ Green.

Open the settings app tap bluetooth tap on the bluetooth device connect on iphone

Step #3. Keep the Bluetooth device turned on and near to find here in the bluetooth device list.
Step #4. Tap on the Bluetooth device name. Wair for a few seconds, Once it Connected.
Step #5. Go back and check the iPhone/iPad Widget panel in edit mode.

Tap on the bluetooth device name wait for a few seconds once it connected on iphone

If the battery widget is inactive, tap on the plus sign to make it active, and show it under the Widgets panel of the iPhone, or iPad.

Before getting started following the steps, Try to pair your Bluetooth device to your iPhone. Then try to check its battery percentage in the batteries widget.

Turn your bluetooth device and put it into pairing mode, after that, turn iPhone or iPad Bluetooth toggle turn on to connect the desired device, such as Apple Pencil, Bluetooth Keyboard, Airpods, Bluetooth headphones, etc.

Now time to check the widgets list and find the batteries widget. Still battery widget has disappeared, from the list; please follow the next clue.

Solution #3. Hard Reboot your iPhone

Steps to hard reboot your iPhone (101 % works)

  1. Step #1: Press and quickly release the Volume Up key.
  2. Step #2: Press and quickly release the Volume Down key.
  3. Step #3: Hold down the Side key and release it when you encounter the Apple logo on the screen.
Hard Reboot iPhone Step by Step
Hard Reboot iPhone Step by Step

Once the iPhone reboots, check if the battery widget works as usual. Still, the battery widget is not showing on the iPad. Check out the next solution.

Solution #4: Reset All Settings on Your Device

By mistake, if you have made some settings on your iPhone which might be affecting the battery widget then it can be resolved by resetting all settings. Here you can get what happens if reset all settings on your iPhone.

Steps to Reset All Settings

Step #1. Go to the “Settings” app
Step #2. Tap “General
Step #3. Scroll the screen to tap on “Transfer or Reset iPhone”

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Step #4. Tap “Reset
Step #5. Lastly, tap on “Reset All Settings”
Step #6. For security reasons, you will be asked to enter the iPhone Passcode.


Step #7. Tap Confirm Reset All Settings. After that iPhone will reboot.

Figure – C

Solution #5: Update Software on iPhone

If none of the above works for your iPhone battery widget not showing on the latest iOS, wait for the updates. Meanwhile, you can check if an update is available or not.

  1. Open “Settings
  2. Tap “General.”
  3. Tap “Software Update” and then Download and Install.
head to setting app and tap general choose software update on your iphone

Missing Batteries Widget and hard reboot, as well as the given solution not working for you, then maybe Apple bug, and it will fix soon.

You should send a report to Apple using its Feedback App titled Missing Batteries Widget on my iPhone [Write Model name and iOS version].

Add Battery Percentage to iPhone Lock Screen: iPhone itself, Apple Watch, or AirPods

Apple’s new Lock screen customization feature allows iPhone users to permanently Show Battery Percentage on the iPhone lock screen in iOS 17. We can also enable Battery Percentage for Other Paired Apple Devices like Apple Watch, and AirPods. See the video also,

Airpods 2 User: Airpods 2 has a Siri feature, So we can know the battery percentage of your Airpods using Siri command. Just To check the battery, hold the AirPods next to your iPhone or ask Siri “How’s the battery on my AirPods?”. Airpods will answer any time with the exact percentage of battery level.

Check Battery Percentage on Device:

  1. For Apple Watch: Swipe up the finger to see the apple watch control center from home or the Watch Face screen.
  2. For iPhone: You can also Enable Battery Percentage on iPhone top to see in the status bar at a glance.
  3. For AirPods: Ways to Check a Charge Status of AirPods. You must need iPhone, or Mac that is connected to it.
  4. For Mac: Enable Battery Percentage on Mac.

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Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

  1. Neither of your solutions worked
    iPhone XS
    iOS 12.1

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