How to see the battery status on the Apple Vision Pro – everything you need to know

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Being interrupted on your Vision Pro because your battery’s charge level is too low, is always an annoyance that can be avoided if you’re able to monitor your battery performance. Knowing how to see the battery status on the Apple Vision Pro is an essential step in effectively understanding the battery management of your headset and continuing with hours of uninterrupted use. This is why, in this article, we discuss two methods of viewing your Apple Vision Pro’s battery health, covering how to edit your power needs in the control center and answering some frequently asked questions to do with the Vision Pro’s battery capacity.

If you’d like to find out more about this impressive VR headset set, then check out some of our other coverage on its release. For example, our piece on whether the Apple Vision Pro can replace the Macbook or laptop, where we discuss the benefits of the Vision Pro over Mac products. Additionally, if you find this guide helpful you might also be interested in some of our other useful Vision Pro how-to guides, including our how to pair the Apple Vision Pro with MacBook Pro and Air.

Understanding the battery indicator light

Before we get started it’s important to know where the battery indicator light is on the headset, and what each of its settings mean for your battery life.

The battery light, located next to the USB-C port on the Apple Vision Pro’s external battery pack, provides information on whether your headset has enough charge. When the battery needs charging, the light will be amber. Once the battery is fully charged, the light will turn green. If the battery is very low on power, the light may flash amber, indicating the need for immediate charging.

Although it is helpful to see the battery represented by the light indicator, it can be more efficient to know the exact level or percentage of your headset’s battery. Therefore, the following methods will teach you how to access this information with ease.

How to see the battery status on the Apple Vision Pro

Monitoring the battery level is crucial to ensure uninterrupted usage of your Apple Vision Pro. Here are two methods to check the battery level:


Viewing the battery level in the Control Center



Open Control Center

To access the Control Center swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen.



Locate battery percentage

The battery level or percentage will be displayed in the top-right corner of the Control Center interface.


Enabling or disabling battery percentage

If you prefer to see the battery percentage at all times, you can enable the Battery Percentage option in the device settings.



Open settings

Open the settings app and locate the battery tab



Toggle battery percentage switch

Locate and enable the battery percentage toggle.

Once enabled, the battery percentage will be displayed next to the battery icon in the top-right corner of the screen.

How do I charge my Apple Vision Pro?

The Apple Vision Pro comes with an external battery pack that connects to the headset, a USB-C charging cable, and a USB-C power adapter. In order to charge your headset you have to connect your power cable to the external battery on one end and to the USB-C adapter on the other; the adapter will then plug into a power outlet and your Vision Pro will be charging. This simple charging method will allow you to have hours of general use wirelessly.

Can I use the Apple Vision Pro while it’s charging?

Yes, you can use the Apple Vision Pro while it’s charging. However, it’s important to be mindful of the USB-C Charge Cable as you move around to prevent any accidental disconnections. Additionally, make sure to be cautious of the battery pack which could get damaged if not careful; for example, if you sit down with it in your back pocket.

How often should I charge the battery?

There is no specific rule for how often you should charge the Apple Vision Pro battery. It’s generally recommended to charge the battery whenever it’s convenient for you or when the battery level is low. A single charge of 1.5 hours will provide you with 2.5 hours of wireless usage.

How to see the battery status on the Apple Vision Pro – conclusion

Monitoring the battery status of your Apple Vision Pro is crucial for a seamless and uninterrupted experience. By following the instructions outlined in this guide, you can easily check the battery level and ensure that your Vision Pro is always ready for use.

Eve is a writer and copy editor at PC Guide, who focuses on a broad range of topics but main interest lies in the development of AI technology.