Today we will show you how to enable the battery percentage indicator in the Mac menu bar running macOS Big Sur.
Take a look at the battery percentage indicator directly on the Mac menu bar; here’s how to enable the feature right now.
You can see the battery percentage in the Mac menu bar by simply clicking the battery icon. But you have to click on it every time to be able to see it. What if you can have the battery percentage in the menu bar, not hidden under one click at all times? You can do it on macOS Big Sur, and we’ll walk you through the process to enable it as well.
Step 1. Open the Preferences system
Step 2. Click Menu Bar and Dock
Step 3. Find the Battery option on the left. You have to scroll down. Once found, click on it.
Step 4. On the right, click Show Percentage, That is.
And that’s how Apple wants you to enable the battery percentage indicator in the Mac menu bar. Sure, it may take a while to get there, but it will stay there forever once it’s enabled. Or to the point where Apple decides to change the way we access something so simple once again.
Given how good the battery life is on the latest M1 line of Mac laptops, the battery gauge is useless to see all the time. However, it can come in handy at times when you’re running out of the house only to find out later that you’ve forgotten the charger, especially when you’re thousands of miles away at the same time.