Apple iPhone Users Finally Get Battery Percentage Icon With New iOS 16 Beta– Having been removed for years, the battery percentage indicator is finally back on the Apple iPhone. With the latest iOS 16 beta, iPhones now have a battery percentage indicator as well as a few other new features.
Due to the notch on the iPhone X, the battery percentage indicator was removed in 2017 from the iPhone. When a user swiped down to the Control Center to see the battery percentage, the battery percentage used to be displayed on the left of the battery icon.
This time, the battery percentage is displayed within the battery icon on top of the screen since Apple has finally listened to users and brought the battery percentage indicator back with iOS 16.
With iOS beta, the battery percentage indicator isn’t enabled by default, so those with access to it will have to enable it. Users can enable Battery Percentage by going to Settings > Battery > turning it on. iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Mini, and iPhone 13 Mini do not have the option. The reason is unknown, but it is said to change with the final rollout.
Now, users are experiencing problems with the new battery indicator. Due to the fact that the battery icon needs to be full to display text, the text will not appear. Therefore, even if your phone’s battery is 10 percent, the icon will show full, but it will actually show 10.
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Because we are used to seeing the battery icon to determine the amount of battery left in our phones, this may cause a lot of confusion. Imagine a battery icon that reads 10 – it doesn’t fit the overall visual aesthetic we are used to.
With a status icon, you can see how much battery power you have left even though the status bar does not show you the exact percentage. We don’t know how easy it will be for times when you glance at the icon to see if you need to charge, though numbers are more specific.