iOS Automation – Unplug iPhone from Charger and Hear Battery Level

iOS Shortcuts App

Wouldn’t it be nice if your iPhone could tell you its battery level when it’s unplugged from the charger? Well, it’s perfectly doable. Here’s how to create this iOS automation using the Shortcuts app.

Before we begin, it’s worth noting the Shortcuts app is one of those stock iOS applications that only a few people use. If you had previously deleted the app, you can restore it by clicking on this link.

1. Launch Shortcuts and tap Automation at the bottom and then tap Create Personal Automation.iPhone Automation - Hear Battery Level When Unplugged from Charger Step 1
2. Scroll to the bottom and then tap Charger.iPhone Automation - Hear Battery Level When Unplugged from Charger Step 2
3. Select Is Disconnected and tap Next.

Select Is Connected if the automation is to run when the iPhone is connected. You can also select both.iPhone Automation - Hear Battery Level When Unplugged from Charger Step 3
4. Tap Add Action and then search and select Get Battery Level.iPhone Automation - Hear Battery Level When Unplugged from Charger Step 4.2
5. Tap the Add Action button and then search and select Replace Text.iPhone Automation - Hear Battery Level When Unplugged from Charger Step 5.2
6. Select Battery Level for the field after "Replace" and select Battery Level for the field after "with" but add a % sign.iPhone Automation - Hear Battery Level When Unplugged from Charger Step 6
7. Tap the Add Action button again. Search and select Speak Text.iPhone Automation - Hear Battery Level When Unplugged from Charger Step 7
8. Tap the Run button at the bottom right to preview the automation. You'll hear the battery level and also see it displayed.
iPhone Automation - Hear Battery Level When Unplugged from Charger Step 8
9. Toggle off Ask Before Running and tap Done.
iPhone Automation - Hear Battery Level When Unplugged from Charger Step 9

 

Try plugging your iPhone into a power source and then unplugging it, you’ll see a Shortcuts notification banner and you’ll also hear the battery level. This shortcut works with wireless chargers as well.

Battery Level Automation Notification
Shortcuts automation running
Automation Notification on Lock Screen
Shortcuts automation notification on the lock screen

Did you find this post helpful? Interested in learning more iOS automation tips and tricks? Check out this post on how to change app icons using the Shortcuts app.

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