If you have peripherals like a mouse, keyboard, stylus, or headphones, chances are they’re connected 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 using 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 newer version.
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:
Click on Devices.
Click on Bluetooth & other devices.
Under “Mouse, keyboard, & pen,” you’ll see a battery percentage indicator on the right side.
On supported devices, the battery level will update every time your device 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.
Update February 4, 2019: This guide was originally published in August 2018, and it’s been updated to make sure it’s current with the latest version of Windows 10.