How to Check iPhone Battery Percentage from a Mac (2022)

Quickly check your iPhone's battery level from the Wi-Fi menu on your Mac.

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You can easily check your iPhone's battery level from your Mac. All that's required is that both devices are using the same iCloud account and have Bluetooth enabled. This is especially convenient when using a Wi-Fi hotspot. Here's how to check iPhone battery percentage on your Mac.

Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Check your iPhone battery status when it’s sitting somewhere out of reach, without having to get up from your Mac.
  • When using your iPhone as a Wi-Fi hotspot for your Mac, check how much battery life you have left.

How to Check iPhone Battery Level from a Mac

To learn more about your Apple device features, sign up for our free Tip of the Day Newsletter. As long as your Mac and your iPhone are both using the same iCloud account, just follow these simple steps on your Mac to check your iPhone battery indicator:

  1. On your Mac, click on the Wi-Fi icon in the top-right corner of the screen to open the Wi-Fi dropdown.

    Click Wi-Fi symbol
  2. Under Personal Hotspot, see the name of your iPhone and look at the battery indicator to the right to see how much battery charge your iPhone has remaining.

    Under Personal Hotspot, see the name of your iPhone and look at the battery indicator to the right to see how much battery charge your iPhone has remaining.

And that’s it! You don’t actually have to have Personal Hotspot enabled on your iPhone for this to show up on your Mac, as long as both devices use the same iCloud account and your iPhone is within Bluetooth range. If you're interested, you can also check out how to transfer photos from your iPhone to your Mac.

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Devala Rees

Devala Rees has been a writer since the age of eleven, and a loyal user of Apple products for even longer. His writing background is quite eclectic, from freelance professional articles to Hindu religious scholarship to fantasy novels. Much of his writing on various topics can be found on Quora.com.