Good news! showing battery percentage in status bar in Android 8 Oreo and Android 9 Pie does not require any tricks with System UI Tweaker - you can do it straight from Settings!.
Please notice that there are many Android distrubutions and remixes. Some of them might have moved this settings to its own tweaking application like for example Resurrection Remix OS moved it to its own Configuration option is Settings.
Instructions below refer to stock Android from Google like one installed on Google Pixel or Android One devices.
Go to Settings
Tap on Battery percentage switch to enable it
24 thoughts on “Show Battery Percentage in Status Bar Android 8 Oreo and 9 Pie”
Thanks Jimmy. THAT did it for me. It now works on galaxy 10 pie (after hours of searching
Settings-> notifications->Status bar-> enable show battery percentage
Yes this is my problem on a Motorola G7 Plus too (showing inside the battery icon where it is too small to read). But when you pull the status bar down the percentage shows outside the battery icon.
I’d like it to be there all the time though.
I don’t seem to be able to find a widget to go on my home screen either – one which know I can trust and that I can be sure doesn’t drain the battery doing other things, display adverts and send information back to the developer.
Yes this is my problem on a Motorola G7 Plus. But when you pull the status bar down the percentage shows outside the battery icon.
I’d like it to be there all the time though. I don’t seem to be able to find a widget to go on my home screen either – one which know I can trust and that I can be sure doesn’t drain the battery doing other things, display adverts and send information back to the developer.
My version of Pie (Samsung Galaxy S10) has the option hidden under Notifications > Status Bar > Show battery percentage. Hope that helps some that have versions that are different.
thank you for the information, will include this is article
Thank you! This worked for the 2019 Galaxy 10.1 tablet!
Thanks man for helping.
It is useful.🙏
This doesn’t work. There is no Battery listing under settings in Pie.
I see critical comments here. Just tried it and it works on my pixel phone with Pie.
worked on my android one phone with Pie
Actually they’re right, in android 9.. the latest version, it doesn’t have that option under battery.. hence the reason I’m even on this website looking for a solution. I just got my phone back from Samsung today with the latest updates.. so yeah, this is outdated as far as android 9 goes. Thanks for the advice nonetheless.
Like I wrote, every phone manufacturer customizes Android system on their phones. Samsung does not use the vanilla version. Screenshots were taken on latest Android image downloaded straight from Google servers. The same that Google Pixel phones use.
Instructions are incorrect for Pie. From the home screen pull down from the top. You will see the time, date, a search feature and the gear for settings. Pull down again and this time you will find three dots. Click on the three dots then click on status bar. Choose show battery percentage and you’re all set.
Like I wrote in another comment – there are a lot off flavors of Android. I used a stock image from Google.
Thank you for sharing steps which worked for you.
Jimmy crushed that.
Jimmy. You are the man. In a world of mediocrity… well you are precise.
My battery percentage only shows when I pull down the status bar. The options that this shows are not on my factory unlocked note 9.
I appreciate the thought behind “there’s a lot of flavors” but the info above is for obsolete versions of Pie and no longer applicable.
Please amend the post to provide instructions for current versions of Pie.
Settings>Notifications > Status Bar > Show Battery Percentage
will do that, thanks
Yes . You are correct. Thanks sebastian for solving my problem
There is no option for Battery under settings in Android 9. These instructions are wrong
Screenshots are taken on Android 9 – so the option is there. You must have some heavily customized Android version like MIUI.
Unfortunately it shows battery % inside tiny battr icon and not as separate number