Apple released the fifth iOS 16 developer beta yesterday for testing. It contains several minor and yet notable changes such as the change of the name “Emergency SOS” to “Emergency Call” or the existence of the new “Copy and Delete” option with the screenshot. But the change that has intrigued people the most on Twitter is the return of the battery percentage icon.
It’s worth remembering that the battery percentage indicator was removed in 2017. This was in order to accommodate the iPhoneX notch. Now that this icon is there, users now have the ability to more accurately see what percentage of battery their iPhone is at without having to pull down the Control Center shade. This option is very convenient in itself.
How does it work exactly?
To add the battery percentage indicator to the status bar, one must first open the Settings menu and then go to the Battery section. When you get to this section, you have to click on the new toggle called “Battery percentage”. When it’s done, you should see a slightly larger icon than you’re used to seeing.
If your phone is plugged into a charger, the icon will turn green and there will be a lightning bolt symbol next to the battery percentage. And when your iPhone is in Battery Saver mode, it turns yellow. All of this is only possible if you have signed up for the developer beta.
What you need to know about this return
Not all iPhones are eligible for this option. Indeed, it is not available on the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 mini. Not to mention the fact that this percentage indicator may not be integrated into the final version of iOS 16, so you have to wait for this final version to have a confirmation.
For information, the next version of Apple’s mobile operating system will arrive later this year. In addition, the most notable features were announced by Apple during the WWDC 2022 event. There are, for example, the new lock screen customization options or the possibility of modifying and recalling texts in iMessage. .