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?