How to Show Battery Percentage on macOS Big Sur

A few days ago, a reader submitted a question for us. It was related to showing battery percentage on her new MacBook Pro.

Hey, I just bought a new MacBook, completely new to the macOS world. I was trying to figure out the proper setting to make the battery percentage show up so I can better prepare myself in case the battery dies. Please help!

Well, I too, had the same question when I switched from PC to Mac years ago. By default, macOS doesn’t show battery percentage.

Unless you click on it.

How to Show Battery Percentage on Mac: A Step-by-Step Guide

Just follow the steps below, you should be able to get it done in just 10 seconds.

Note: My Mac is running macOS Big Sur (the latest macOS version). If your Mac is running an older version, the screenshots below might look different but should be similar.

Step 1: On Mac menu bar, click on the Apple logo > System Preferences.

Step 2: Select Dock & Menu Bar.

Step 3: In the new Dock & Menu Bar window, scroll down on the left panel until you see Battery.

Step 4: Check the Show Percentage option as shown below.

Now notice the percentage next to the battery icon?

That’s it. Pretty simple, right?

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