Unfortunately, you can’t change the color of the battery symbol on the status bar of your iPhone natively. Instead, you can use an app like Color Widgets to create custom battery widgets for your home screen.
Hi, I’m Devansh. I love to customize my Apple devices to reflect my personality. In this article, I’ll show you how to use custom battery widgets on your iPhone. I’ll also answer some common questions.
If you want to change your battery color on your iPhone but can’t find an option, keep reading!
Green, Yellow, and Red: What They Mean
When using your iPhone, you’ll notice that the battery symbol changes color based on the battery status. Here is what each color indicates.
- Green: Charging
- Yellow: Low Power Mode
- Red: Low power
As you can see, each color serves a purpose. For this reason, changing the battery symbol’s color can hinder your iPhone user experience. Instead, you can use widgets.
5 Steps to Use Battery Widgets
Many widget apps on the App Store allow you to add custom battery widgets to your home screen. I use Color Widgets, so I’ll discuss it here. For example, this is a pre-made battery widget in Color Widgets.
When you find a widget you want to use, tap it, edit it if necessary, and choose Set Widget. Now, follow these steps to add that widget to your home screen.
Step 1: Go to the home screen, and navigate to the page where you want to add your widget. Touch and hold the home screen until the apps jiggle.
Step 2: Tap the ‘+’ button at the top-left of the screen.
Step 3: Scroll down and tap Color Widgets.
Step 4: Swipe through the size options and tap Add Widget when you find the preferred one.
Step 5: Position the widget on the screen and tap Done. The final result may look like this.
Here are three common questions about changing the battery color on your iPhone.
Should You Change the Battery Color Using Classic Invert?
You can do it, but it’ll reverse the display’s colors, making it difficult to use your iPhone. To turn it off, open Settings, go to Accessibility, Display & Text Size, and toggle off Classic Invert.
If you want to use this feature, you can enable Smart Invert instead. It’ll leave out images, media, and certain apps.
Can You Change Battery Color if Your iPhone is Jailbroken?
Yes. Jailbreaking removes the limitations set by Apple and gives you freedom for customization. Unfortunately, it also makes your iPhone susceptible to malware. Check this article to learn how to tell if your iPhone is jailbroken.
What Are Some Other Ways to Personalize Your iPhone?
You can see this Support page to learn about a few ways, like modifying Control Center and changing sounds. Color Widgets and other apps offer lock screen widgets, icon packs, and themes. Check this article for tips to personalize your MacBook.
Apple doesn’t provide a native option to change the battery symbol’s color. There are workarounds around this limitation, like jailbreaking and Classic Invert, but they can hinder your iPhone user experience.
Instead, you can add battery widgets to your home screen. These are customizable and let you monitor the battery levels of all your devices. Besides Color Widgets, you can also check out Smart Battery Widget, Widgetsmith, and Widgy.
Do you have further questions about changing the battery color on your iPhone? Let me know in the comments!