Battery Percentage Finally Returns to iOS 16
In iOS 16, you can see your battery percentage right on the home screen again! The battery indicator had been missing from the iPhone X and subsequent generations. Now you can easily view your battery level in the battery tab of the Settings menu. To enable the battery indicator, tap the battery icon on the home screen and swipe downwards. However, it will not be visible unless you are in the “Off” mode, which is the default on iOS devices.
Apple took away the battery percentage indicator from the iPhone status bar when it introduced the notch design. This was part of the collateral damage when the notch design was introduced. It was not a welcome change, but it is welcome news for many users. The percentage is now back and readable, but it’s not an ideal solution for many. However, if you are looking to save space, you should opt for a different UI.
Users can enable this new battery percentage indicator on their iPhones after updating to the iOS 16 beta. The new battery icon shows the percentage of charge until the battery reaches 20%. Once you enable it, your battery icon turns green and scales up the percentage numbers as you charge it. However, some users report that the battery percentage indicator may not be as clear with light shade wallpapers. It’s important to note that iOS 16 is only available in beta form. The final release of iOS 16 will likely have it.
While the iPhone X largely eliminated the battery percentage indicator, iOS 16 beta has brought it back. The battery percentage indicator is now displayed within the battery icon, which means that you can now see your battery percentage on your iPhone. Although it may be an annoyance, the battery percentage indicator is a welcome addition to iOS 16.
As previously mentioned, iOS 16 beta 5 includes a new battery percentage feature. The new battery icon will be visible on the home screen in the battery icon. You will need to turn on the battery percentage toggle to activate this feature on your iPhone. If you want to disable it for a while, you’ll have to update to the final version of iOS. But, if you have the iOS 16 beta, you can enjoy the battery percentage toggle in Settings.
As a side note, iOS 16 fixes a minor bug with the figure within the battery icon. If you’ve been using an iPhone in low power mode, you might have noticed that the battery icon has started to turn yellow instead of red. If this is your first time using iOS 16 beta, you’ll have to enable the Battery Percentage toggle manually. The toggle isn’t available on the iPhone 11, iPhone 12 mini, or the iPhone 13 mini.