The iPhone is getting this much-missed feature back from Apple

By TechThop Team

Posted on: 09 Aug, 2022

In iOS 16 beta 5, Apple has added the battery percentage to the status bar after moving it to the iPhone X's Control Center.

The battery percentage indicator was sacrificed in iPhone X and later due to the notch next to the status bar that consumes extra screen space.

Control Center users on these models had to swipe down to view battery percentage. The battery percentage indicator has always been visible next to the battery icon on devices without Face ID, such as iPhone 8.  

Apple overcomes the space constraint by placing the percentage number within the battery icon without the '%' symbol.

In the Settings app, users can toggle on the battery percentage option within the Battery menu to view it after installing the beta. On the status bar, it displays the battery percentage. 

There is a battery percentage indicator on the iPhone X, iPhone 12, and iPhone 13, but not on the 'mini' versions of those models.

UI changes are not always well received, but this is likely to be welcomed by many iPhone users, although not everyone is happy.

In Control Center, you could see battery percentage by swiping down, but you couldn't simply glance at the locked screen to see how much juice is left.       

Taking a screenshot from an iPhone also has a handy new action. Before, you could either Save to Photos, Save to Files, or Delete a Screenshot after sharing a screenshot. This beta also allows you to copy and delete. 

The release of iOS 16 is expected to occur around September, based on past releases. The iOS 16 operating system introduces a selection of lock screens that can be customized. Due to Apple's use of LTPO screen technology, the iPhone 15 is rumored to feature an always-on screen mode like the Apple Watch.  

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