How to display battery percentage in the Taskbar on Windows 10

Do you want to see the exact battery percentage remaining on your laptop or tablet? Then use BatteryBar for a better battery visualisation.

BatteryBar Taskbar battery life percentage

You probably notice on your laptop or tablet that Windows 10 shows a battery icon in the Taskbar. This visual element quickly lets you know when your device is running on AC power and how much battery life is left.

However, you still need to click the icon to see the percentage of remaining battery life, which is fine, but you could get a much improve visualization using BatterBar.

BatteryBar is a tiny third-party battery meter application that accurately calculates the battery life of your device, and it displays the exact percentage remaining with a much better icon in the Taskbar. You can even click the icon, to see the time remaining running on battery.

When you hover over the icon, the app can also show additional information, such as battery capacity, time remaining until fully charged, battery wear, and much more.

How to install BatteryBar

Warning: You’ll be using a third-party application. While the app has been tested and it works correctly, make sure to understand that using third-party tools can sometime cause problems, use it at your own risk. You’ve been warned.
  1. Download the BatteryBar from the official site. There is a paid version, but the free version is all you need.

  2. Double-click the file and to through your typical app installation.

BatteryBar battery information in Taskbar
BatteryBar battery information in Taskbar

Once you completed the steps, you’ll notice a new bigger battery icon in the Taskbar, which should be green, but it’ll change colors as battery life gets shorter.

BatteryBar doesn’t offer any options to customize the icon, but it’s default appearance and functionality are better than Windows 10’s default battery icon, and it blends perfectly in the Taskbar.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].