How To Show Battery Percentage On MacBook

No one likes a dead battery. Well, luckily, on a Macbook, you don't have to go too far to find out what your battery status is. In this post, we will show you how to display the battery percentage on your Macbook. So whether you're at 100% or about to run out of power, you'll always know where you stand.

How to show battery percentage on MacBook?

Macbooks are designed to work best when the battery is at about 80% capacity. It is important to show the battery percentage on Macbook because it helps you keep track of how much battery life is left. This is especially helpful when you are working on projects that require you to be online, and you don't want your laptop to die in the middle of doing something important.

Another reason it's helpful to show the battery percentage is that it can help you identify if there is a problem with the battery. For example, if the battery percentage suddenly drops very low without any clear explanation, then it might be time to take your Macbook in for a repair. By being aware of the battery percentage, you can catch small problems with your battery before they turn into bigger ones.

There are a few ways to show battery percentage on your Macbook. One way is to use the Battery widget that is built into the Notification Center. To do this, open up the Notification Center by clicking on the icon in the top right corner of your screen, and then click on the Battery widget.

Another way to show battery percentage is by using the menu bar. To do this, go to System Preferences > Energy Saver and tick the box next to "Show Battery Percentage". You can also choose how high you want the percentage to be displayed by using the slider next to "Percentage Displayed".

You could also show the battery percentage on your MacBook by clicking on the Apple Menu from the top left corner of your screen and selecting System Preferences. Choose Dock & Menu Bar, scroll down and find Battery options and then click on the Show Percentage option.

Hopefully, one of these methods has worked for you. If not, there may be a third-party app available that can help you show the battery percentage on your Macbook.

Why isn't my battery showing on my Mac?

There are a few reasons why your battery may not show up on your Mac. The most common reason is that your battery is not installed properly or is not connected properly. Another common reason is that your battery is damaged and needs to be replaced.

If you have just installed a new battery and it isn't showing up on your Mac, try restarting your computer. If the battery still doesn't show up, go to the Apple menu and select "About This Mac". Click on "System Report" and then click on "Hardware" in the sidebar. Under the heading "Power", you should see information about your battery listed there. If there is no information listed under "Power", then your battery may be damaged and needs to be replaced.

Another reason why your battery may not be showing on your Mac is that it is not charged. If the battery is completely drained, your computer will not turn on. Try plugging in your computer to see if the battery begins charging. If it does not, you may need to replace the battery.

Finally, it's also possible that your computer's battery management software is turned off or not working properly. If you're having problems with your battery, it's best to consult an Apple technician for help.

How do I show the battery percentage on my Mac Big Sur?

To show the battery percentage on your Mac Big Sur, go to the  menu and select "System Preferences…." Then click on "Battery." There you will see an option that says "Show Percentage." Check the box next to it, and the percentage will appear in your menu bar.

Sometimes you can see the Show Percentage option from under the Other Modules tab from the Dock and Menu Bar. It just needs a little navigation to find it. If you want to hide the percentage, uncheck the box, and it will disappear.

Why is battery icon greyed out?

It's possible that your battery is completely drained, and your computer is using its power adapter to get power. Another possibility is that there's a problem with your battery and it needs to be replaced.

If you're using a Mac laptop, you can easily check the condition of your battery by clicking on the Apple logo in the top-left corner of your screen, selecting "About this Mac", and then clicking on "Status" in the menu bar on the right side of the window. If your battery needs service, Apple will provide information about how to get it serviced.


So there you have it, a few ways to show your battery percentage on your MacBook. While this is not an earth-shattering discovery, it can be helpful when trying to squeeze every last bit of juice out of your computer while on the go. And if you know someone who has been struggling to find this information, now you have the power to help them out.

About the author, Phil Borges

Phil Borges is a battery aficionado. He's written extensively about batteries, and he loves nothing more than discussing the latest innovations in the industry. He has a deep understanding of how batteries work, and he's always on the lookout for new ways to improve their performance.