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Viewable from anywhere on your phone, the status bar is used to show the percentage of battery left directly, providing an easy way to quickly see your battery level — until Apple released the iPhone X. Having not removed the feature. cause ? Apple at the time needed to at least make room for the various sensors in the notch.
The battery icon was missed by many, and Apple reintroduced the battery percentage icon, albeit with a redesign, with the release of others were disappointed Because they think Apple could have done more to make the icon useful.Whatever you can do , Many, including me, are happy about the revived battery indicator, but others are upset — in part because they won’t receive the battery icon on their phones, even if they update to iOS 16.
The new battery percentage feature isn’t supported on every iPhone – for now. Apple just released last weekWhich is currently only for developers, and it brings the battery percentage feature to every iPhone running iOS 16. Here’s what you need to know.
What’s the Deal with Battery Status Meter on iPhone?
iPhones used to include the exact percentage of your battery in the status bar. But after the release of the iPhone X, which introduced– The black bar at the top of your device that houses a speaker and camera – There wasn’t enough screen real estate left to keep the battery percentage in the status bar, so Apple removed this feature.
Sure, you can swipe down from the top rightTo see the exact percentage in Control Center, but that means you can’t see the battery percentage from within any app or from the home screen. And it’s nearly impossible to guess the exact percentage just from the battery icon, which is no good if your iPhone is close to dying.
iOS 16 reintroduces the battery percentage number in the status bar, inside the current battery icon.
Which iPhone models won’t get the battery percentage feature back?
Not all iPhone users with iOS 16 will see the new battery percentage feature in the status bar, which is disappointing for some. Although no official statement has been made about why some models have been left out of the feature, it seems to be due to low pixel density for some devices and lack of space for others.
According to this apple support pageThe following models do not support the feature:
The only way to see the battery percentage on an iPhone that doesn’t support the new feature is to either add a battery widget to your lock screen/home screen or swipe down from the top right of your iPhone to see the battery percentage with the battery icon (its instead of inside it).
However, the new battery percentage feature will come to the iPhone XR, iPhone 11 and iPhone Minis running iOS 16.1, which was released to developers last week.But it should be pushed out to the general public soon.
Even some people who have this feature are disappointed with its design
Not everyone is happy with the design of the new battery percentage icon, Although the battery percentage itself is always visible in the status bar on supported devices, the battery icon always shows up as full, whether the phone is idle, charged or on low power mode – only changing the color. So it can be a bit confusing if you look at it.
The design really only changes when the battery reaches 20% or less – the battery icon then runs out, or about a fifth full, and turns red.
on Twitter, Mikel Johansson Made a mockup that shows the battery icon being replaced with a percentage. Thousands of people have liked the tweet and many believe it to be an improvement over the current design.
Apple listens and is redesigning the battery percentage icon with iOS 16.1
Apparently, Apple has listened to criticism from iPhone users and redesigned the battery percentage icon with iOS 16.1, which is currently in its second developer beta. As revealed by the mockups Mikel Johansson posted online, many people liked the percentage as well as a battery icon that drained.
And that’s exactly what Apple is changing the battery icon for, as you can see in the tweet below Federico Viticci, Instead of just decreasing the percentage, the battery icon design is also reduced, making it easier to see how full (or empty) your battery life is.
However, iOS 16.1 is still far from being released to the general public. If you really want it now,,
How to Get Battery Percentage Back in Status Bar on iOS 16
Regardless of your thoughts on the design, you should at least take a chance on the battery percentage feature if your iPhone supports it.
To see your battery percentage in your iPhone’s status bar, all you need to do is upgrade to iOS 16. You can wait for your iPhone to alert you with a pop-up notice, or force an update manually. Adjustment , General , software update.
Once updated, you should see the percentage in the battery icon in the top-right corner of your screen — from anywhere on your iPhone. That way you can keep a close eye on when your iPhone is at the top or near to run out of battery, and when you should start charging it.
Although the setting is turned on by default, you can go to Adjustment , battery and toggle battery percentage There is an option to make sure it works. When your device is charging, the battery icon will turn completely green, showing you the percentage, while when in low power mode the battery icon will turn completely yellow, but again with a percentage.