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How to display the battery percentage on macOS Monterey

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It’s easy to track the battery level and see how much juice remains. This makes it less likely that you will be caught unawares and won’t need to rush to find the power adapter. Surprisingly macOS Monterey doesn’t display the battery percentage in its menu bar by default. To monitor your battery charge, however, you can display the percentage of the battery on macOS Monterey. This feature can be enabled by following these steps.

How to show battery percentage on Mac (2021).

Many macOS users may not know that the battery percentage can be seen in the menu bar. Some may wonder if Apple has removed the feature completely from the latest macOS versions. It’s important to note that these steps are identical for macOS Monterey as well as Big Sur.

Display Battery Percentage in the Menu Bar of macOS Monterey

  1. Select System Preferences by clicking the Apple icon in the upper left corner.


  1. Then, select Dock & Menu Bar.
  2. Scroll down to the left and select the Battery option.
  3. Last, make sure to check the box next to the Show Percentage option. You also have the option of showing the percentage icon next to the battery icon in the Control Center. You may also want to display the percentage of your battery if you prefer to use the iOS control center for basic controls on macOS. Make sure you check the box for Show In Control Center.

Remaining Battery in macOS Monterey

You can now easily track the remaining battery on your Mac. The battery percentage indicator is located on the left side of the battery icon on Mac’s menu bar. The battery icon will also appear in Control Center at the bottom if you ticked the ‘Show in Control Center’ box.

A context menu will now open when you click on the battery percentage icon in your menu bar. shows an accurate estimate of how much battery life is left in macOS Monterey. You can also see which app is consuming the most battery so that you can reduce their consumption to prolong the battery’s life. You can also click the Battery Preferences button to see the updated macOS battery settings that you can modify to prolong the battery life on your Mac.

Mac has new battery settings

You can hide the battery percentage in macOS Monterey by following the instructions above and unchecking the Show percent option.

Display/Hide Battery Percentage in macOS Monterey

This is a simple way to add the battery percentage to macOS Monterey and Big Sur’s menu bar. It would have been better if Apple made it a default option. This is an important feature. Like iOS 15 and Mail Privacy Protection SharePlay, Quickcuts and many other notable features have been added to macOS Monterey. The latest desktop OS upgrade is buggy. There are a few macOS Monterey issues including unexpected heat and Wi-Fi problems. What has your experience been with macOS 11.2? Please leave feedback in the comments section.

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