How to Display Battery percentage and Network speeds in Xiaomi Smartphones

One of the most required and desired feature of any Xiaomi or other smartphones nowadays is the long battery life and the Network connection or speeds. To keep an eye on the battery percentage and Network speeds can be quite useful to keep track of how long does your Xiaomi device have and what is the present network speed. Xiaomi smartphones come with the option to turn On the Battery percentage and Network speeds, which can be seen all the time in the status bar.

How to see Battery percentage in Status bar in Xiaomi devices

Xiaomi has started to roll out OS updates – Android Nougat and Marshmallow OS to most of their devices. Xiaomi devices like Redmi 6, Redmi 6 Pro, Mi 8, Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi 5, Note 4, Note 3, Redmi 4, Redmi 4A, Xiaomi Mi Max, Mi Max 2, Xiaomi Mi 6, Mi 5, Xiaomi Mi A1 etc.

How to turn on Battery Percentage in Xiaomi smartphones:

The option to turn on the battery percentage is available in the settings which are turned off by default and you can turn them on by following the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Go to Settings

Step 2: Scroll through the settings and tap on Additional Settings or Notification & status bar

Step 3: Now you need to Tap on Battery & Performance and then tap on Battery indicator

How to see Battery percentage in Status bar in Xiaomi smartphones MIUI

Step 4: You will be seeing three option – Graphical, Percentage and Top bar

Step 5: Choose Percentage which will show the battery percentage left beside the battery icon

If your Xiaomi smartphone is running on Android Oreo you can see that the Show Battery percentage option is present under Battery -> Power Management as a toggle switch.

How to show Network speeds in Xiaomi smartphone (MIUI):

Network speeds can be seen always on the status bar which can be quite useful in many instances, here is a step by step tutorial on how to turn the option on.

Step 1: Tap on Settings

Step 2: Now scroll down and under System & Device option tap on Notification & status bar

Step 3: Here you can see the option Show connection speed

Step 4: Turn on the toggle switch on the right side, now you can see the connection speed on the status bar on all times

The battery percentage and connection speed can be seen on all times in the status bar, whenever it is visible. The status bar is not seen when you watch a Video in landscape or full-screen mode.


  1. By Happy Camper


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