The release of iOS 16 in June brought a number of new features, including a new lock screen with widgets, updated notifications, enhanced Focus mode, and the ability to edit and unsend iMessage texts.
A surprise was included in the company’s delivery of iOS 16 beta 5 to developers this week: the battery level for contemporary iPhones. The once-loved feature, however, now seems to be somewhat divisive.
The Battery Level Has Returned
The precise battery % was originally displayed in the status bar for users on the iPhone 3GS.
Since then, up until 2017, every iPhone has the option to display the battery percentage.
because the iPhone X, which introduced the edge-to-edge display with a notch at the top, has a new design.
The status bar had to be modified to remove several interface components.
One of these components was the battery percentage. Users had to go the Control Center to see the full battery indicator as of the iPhone X.
Many people contend that constantly viewing the battery percentage made them uneasy. Apple has never commented on this choice.
Using jailbreak tools, developers have developed a number of ways to restore the battery % on contemporary iPhones in the meantime.
Until recently, Apple didn’t seem to give this any thought.
Modern iPhones once again display battery percentage according to the newest beta of iOS 16. However, there are a few caveats.
The problem is that not everyone seemed to appreciate the new battery % approach in iOS 16. That is the case since it is somewhat perplexing. The battery icon doesn’t correspond to the battery percentage as it declines, as explained by José Adorno of 9to5Mac.
Users may be led to assume that the battery is still fully charged despite the fact that it is not. Only when the battery level falls to 20% does the icon change, turning red and empty. Apple is currently making the feature optional, allowing you to turn it off if you don’t like it.
Digging Into More Details
But enabling Low Power Mode will enable the system to display the battery level.
Another thing to bear in mind is that the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 mini, and iPhone 13 mini do not support battery percentage. Personally, I think the new implementation is sloppy. For a feature that took five years to introduce, Apple should have done much better than this. Since this is beta software, things may change before iOS 16 is officially released next month.