With iOS 16, Apple may bring back the battery percentage icon.
iOS 16 beta 5 displays your device’s remaining battery in numerical form (not simply a bar), MacRumors says (Opens in a new window). Apple replaced it in 2017 with the iPhone X and its space-consuming notch.
Assuming the function makes it to the final operating system rollout, many iDevice owners will enjoy the change. Currently, they must swipe down to the Control Center or use the battery widget to measure remaining juice.
Developer beta participants can toggle the indicator in Settings > Battery > Battery Percentage. The icon is larger than most people are used to, but otherwise the same. Green and a lightning bolt appear while charging, and yellow in low power mode.
Apple doesn’t often include beta features in the final product, but we should know shortly about the battery indicator. Apple usually releases iOS in mid-September, but you can try iOS 16 now. Apple’s mobile OS will include a customizable Lock Screen, Live Text improvements, and a webcam.
These models operate with the new capability in iOS 16 beta 5/public beta 3:
13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max
iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max
That implies iPhone 13 and 12 mini, iPhone 11, and iPhone XR can’t use it.
iOS 16 battery percentage:
When your iPhone isn’t charging, you’ll see the standard battery icon with a percentage figure within.
In low battery mode, your iPhone’s battery symbol turns yellow but still shows the percentage.
When charging, a little charging icon appears.
If your iPhone is below 20%, the icon will turn red.
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