Battery status

How to check Bluetooth devices battery level on Windows 10

You can now check the battery level of the Bluetooth devices using the Settings app — Here's how.

Bluetooth battery level indicator on Windows 10

If you use peripherals, such a mouse, keyboard, stylus, or headphones, chances are they’re connected to your PC using Bluetooth, and if you want to check the battery level you typically have to use their software or battery indicator in peripheral itself. 

Starting with Windows 10 version 1809 (October 2018 Update), you can now check the battery level more quickly in the Settings app. Of course, this is possible only if the Bluetooth device supports this feature.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to check the battery percentage of your Bluetooth mouse, keyboard, and other devices on Windows 10 version 1809 or later.

How to check Bluetooth devices battery life using Settings

To check the battery level of your compatible Bluetooth devices on Windows 10, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Devices.

  3. Click on Bluetooth & other devices.

  4. Under “Mouse, keyboard, & pen,” you’ll see a battery percentage indicator on the right side.

    Bluetooth battery level status
    Bluetooth battery level status

On supported devices, the battery level will update every time your computer and Bluetooth peripheral are connected.

If you don’t see the battery indicator, it’s likely because you’re not running the supported version of Windows 10, or your Bluetooth device doesn’t support this feature. The battery level indicator in the Settings app is available starting with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.