How to Display Battery Percentage in Ubuntu 22.04 System Tray

Last updated: March 31, 2022 — 1 Comment

Running Ubuntu laptop without power supply? It’s wise to keep an eye on the battery percentage. And, here’s how to make Ubuntu 22.04 display the info in top-right corner just besides the battery icon.

Method 1: Single command toggle display battery percentage

For those OK with Linux commands, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, paste the command below:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface show-battery-percentage true

You’ll see the change immediately after hitting Enter to run the command.

And, to hide the percentage again, use command:

gsettings reset org.gnome.desktop.interface show-battery-percentage

Method 2: Use Gnome Control Center -> Power settings

In Ubuntu 22.04, the GNOME Tweaks tool no longer provide the option to toggle display battery percentage. Because, GNOME has merged this option into system settings (aka gnome-control-center).

1.) Firstly, open ‘Settings’ either from the dash or top-right system tray menu.

2.) When it opens, navigate to Power panel in the left. And, finally use the on/off switch in bottom right to toggle display battery percentage:

That’s it. Enjoy!


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One response to How to Display Battery Percentage in Ubuntu 22.04 System Tray

  1. Hi
    I would like to be able to show the battery percentage but there is no battery icon in my top-right system tray and no battery information in the settings>power window. My laptop is a Lenovo Z570, running Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS. I tried both the suggestions you made in this help page. The first command produced nothing although the command seemed to be accepted. I could not use the second because there is no reference to the battery at the top of the settings>power window nor any toggleable Show Battery Percentage option at the bottom of the window. My software is up to date. Please can you help.

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