Change Battery Icon Color
Change Battery Icon Color

Customizing your iPhone, including changing the battery icon color, can be a fun way to personalize your device. While the iPhone’s operating system doesn’t provide a straightforward way to customize the battery icon’s color, there are a few methods to achieve this. Let’s explore how you can change your iPhone’s battery color.

Understanding iPhone Battery Color Changes

Default Battery Colors: By default, the iPhone displays different battery colors under certain conditions. For instance, it shows green when charging and red when the battery is critically low.

When Does My iPhone Show Red or Green?

  • Red Battery Icon: Indicates a critically low battery, usually below 20%.
  • Green Battery Icon: Appears when your iPhone is charging.

Customizing Battery Color via Display Settings

  1. Accessing Display Settings: Go to ‘Settings’ and tap on ‘Display & Brightness’. Here, you can toggle between ‘Light’ and ‘Dark’ mode, which will affect the appearance of the battery icon​​.

Impact of Light and Dark Mode on Battery Color

  • Light Mode: May change the battery icon to a darker color for better visibility.
  • Dark Mode: Typically features a lighter battery icon color.

Using Accessibility Features for Color Customization

  1. Navigating to Accessibility Settings: Open ‘Settings’, go to ‘Accessibility’, and then to ‘Per-App Settings’.
  2. Setting Up Smart Invert: In the Per-App Settings, add the ‘Home Screen’ app and enable ‘Smart Invert’. This feature inverses the colors of the display, which can change the battery icon’s color​​.

How Smart Invert Affects Battery Color

  • Smart Invert: This feature inverses colors on the screen, possibly changing the battery icon color. However, it affects all elements on the display, not just the battery icon.

Changing Battery Color Using Low Power Mode

  1. Activating Low Power Mode: Go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Battery’ and turn on ‘Low Power Mode.
  2. Battery Color in Low Power Mode: This changes the battery icon color to yellow, indicating that Low Power Mode is active​​.

Understanding Low Power Mode

  • Yellow Battery Icon: Signifies that Low Power Mode is on, which helps extend battery life by reducing power consumption.

Advanced Customization with Classic Invert

  1. Using Classic Invert: This is another accessibility feature that inverts the colors of the display, including the battery icon.
  2. Effect on Battery Icon: Classic Invert may change the battery icon color to black, blue, or other colors depending on the background and settings​​.

Classic Invert vs. Smart Invert

  • Classic Invert: Affects all colors on the screen, leading to a more drastic change than Smart Invert.
  • Smart Invert: Specifically designed to invert colors without affecting images and some apps, making it a subtler option.

Conclusion: Personalizing Your iPhone Experience

Changing the battery color on your iPhone is a matter of using the device’s settings creatively. While there isn’t a direct option to customize the battery icon color, playing with accessibility features and display settings can offer some level of personalization. Remember that these changes can affect the overall look of your display, so choose the method that best suits your preferences.


  1. Can I set a specific color for my battery icon? Unfortunately, there’s no direct way to set a specific color for the battery icon on an iPhone.
  2. Will changing these settings affect my iPhone’s performance? These changes are purely aesthetic and won’t affect your iPhone’s performance.
  3. Is it possible to revert to the default settings? Yes, you can always revert to the default settings by disabling Smart Invert, Classic Invert, or Low Power Mode.
  4. Does Low Power Mode affect only the battery icon color? Low Power Mode changes the battery icon to yellow and also reduces background activity to save battery life.
  5. Are these customization options available on all iPhone models? Yes, these options are available in the settings of all modern iPhone models running the latest versions of iOS.
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