Bring It Back Battery Widget Missing in iOS


I keep a track of the battery life of my devices so that they are always readily available to perform the assigned task. Battery widget has been a big help in monitoring the power status of the connected Bluetooth devices like headphones, speakers, and Apple Pencil. Recently, I found battery widget missing on iOS 11 on my iPhone. I searched the widget everywhere but it was nowhere to be seen. So, where had it gone?

In my case, the battery widget came into action when I gave it a fresh stance and rebooted the device. But if this solution doesn't work, there are a couple of other equally effective tricks that can bring it back. So, if you are facing this issue on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 10 or 11, check this out.

Is Batteries Widget Missing on Your iPhone or iPad Running iOS 11 or iOS 10? Try Out These Tips

Step #1. Swipe right from left on the screen to access the Lock screen.

Swipe right from left on the lock screenStep #2. Now, scroll down and tap on Edit button.

Tap on Edit buttonStep #3. Next, tap on the red button left to batteries widget and then tap on Remove.

Tap on the red button then tap on Remove(In case, you haven't yet enabled it, tap on the “+” button left to the battery widget under MORE WIDGETS. And then, tap on Done at the top right corner.)

Step #4. Tap on Done at the top right corner.

Tap on DoneStep #5. Now, follow the same steps mentioned 1 to 2 and then tap on the “+” button left to the batteries widget, touch and hold on the rearrange button and drag it at the top and then tap on Done to confirm.

Tap on the plus button to the batteries widget, touch and hold on the rearrange button and tap on DoneMake sure to enable Battery Percentage as well in case it's disabled. (Settings → Battery → Battery Percentage)

Step #6. Next, you need to reboot your iOS device.

On your iPhone 6s, iPhone SE or earlier, Simply press and hold the Home and power buttons at once for about ten seconds.

How to Restart-Reboot iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

On iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, you have to press and hold the on/off button and volume buttons at once.)

Reboot iPhone 7-7 Plus

On your iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X, you need to quickly press and release Volume UP button, press and release Volume DOWN button, and then press and hold side button.

Hard Reboot iPhone X, 8 Plus, and 8

Step #7. Once your device restarts, unlock it and go to the Lock screen. You should see the battery widget. (You may want to check out: how to add/remove/rearrange widgets in iOS 10.)

Just in case, this trick doesn't work for you in bringing back the battery widget, reset your device. Simply open Settings → General → Reset → Reset All Settings and confirm it.

Tap on Reset All Settings on iPhoneConfirm Reset All Settings on iPhone in iOS 10

That's done! Most probably, these tricks would let you bring back the missing battery widget on your iOS device.

Update iOS on Your Device

Is there a long pending software update on your device? It would be better to update the device as the latest software can get rid of the of bugs that might be playing the dubious role.

Step #1. Launch the Settings app on your device → Tap on General.

Step #2. Now, tap on Software Update and then tap on Download and Install.

Update iOS 11.3 on iPhone X, 8 or 8 Plus

That's it! I presume the widget has returned after the update.

Wrapping up

So, which of the three solutions worked for you? Do let us know that.

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