Battery indicator on Mac

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
macOS and Mac Apps

Hi all. I'm running the latest version of Mac OS, 10.12.2
I've noticed since installing the most recent update that I can no longer hear my battery level with VoiceOver. Now when I navigate to battery in the Menu Extras bar, VoiceOver just says "Battery", but no longer says the current percentage. When I open this Battery menu there is an option which says "Show battery percentage" and I have this checked, but still no battery percentage appears.
Is this a known issue or is it just me? Any fixes?



Submitted by Wayne A on Saturday, January 21, 2017

Club AppleVis Member

I have had the same problem. I noticed that my battery percentage no longer is said by voice over after updating to the latest version of OS 10. I hope there is a fix for this. I use Siri now to learn my battery percentage.

Submitted by Dave Nason on Monday, January 30, 2017

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Thanks for all of those tips, very useful. I have also written to Apple Accessibility about it. Many thanks.