iPhone Tips

This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.


Many people love wireless earbuds and headphones, but how do you check the battery life of your earbuds? There are various ways to check it, such as by using a special app, or by the color of the light on the case, depending on the product.

In fact, if you have an iPhone, you can check the battery level of your connected devices through a widget.

Let me introduce you to how to set it up.

Add the "Batteries" widget

Starting with iOS 14, the range of widget customization has expanded. First, let's add the "Battery" widget. Swipe the Home screen to the right to view the widget, then tap "Edit" at the bottom of the screen to go to the edit screen. You can also press and hold a widget or an empty part of the home screen to open the edit screen.

When each widget starts wiggling, it's a sign that you are in edit mode. Press "+" on the top left corner of the screen.

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Tap "Edit" on the widget screen (left). Then press "+" (right)

You will see a list of widgets you can add, scroll down, and select "Batteries". Next, select the size of the widget: there are three different sizes, but we recommend the medium size, which allows you to see both the device and the battery level.

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Select "Batteries" from the list of widgets (left). After choosing the size, tap "Add Widget" (right)

After adding it, move the widget to a more visible location. Tap "Done" when you've decided on the location as well. Normally, you can check your iPhone's battery level, but when you connect your wireless earbuds via Bluetooth, the battery level of your earbuds will be displayed.

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After locating the widget, tap "Done" (left) to display the remaining battery level of the iPhone as well as the connected devices (right)

Please note that some products may not be displayed, depending on the product.

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This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.