Apple is stepping back, the battery level with the new iOS 16 system (now in beta) will also be visible on the desktop without entering the control center or using the widget. However, not all iPhones will be able to do this.
A small change for the iPhone, but apparently very welcome by users. With iOS 16, the new operating system coming to iPhones in September (here are the models), Apple has finally brought back the battery percentage in the status bar at the top right. Small but useful number, especially for those who are afraid of dead phones. The percentage disappeared with the introduction of the iPhone X, resulting in the infamous notch or notch in the iPhone or notch on the screen that limits usable space for the status bar. The percentage was only available “estimated” by watching the battery strip decrease. Or, to get the exact number associated with remaining autonomy, swipe down from the top right corner and enter the iPhone Control Center. Or again, by placing the widget on the desktop. With iOS 16, everything will return to the pre-iPhone X era, at least as we understand it with the latest iOS 16 “beta” version available to developers on Monday, August 8 (soon also in public beta available to everyone) .
How it works
Starting with iOS 16 beta 5 available to everyone with a procedure to install the operating system beta for iPhone, the battery percentage will remain disabled by default. However, it will be enough to go to “Settings”, select “Battery” and check the box “Battery percentage”. This way, the number will become visible inside the battery icon, which stays white (or black) in normal mode, yellow in power saving mode, and green while the iPhone is charging.
Which models are excluded
However, based on beta testing results, the battery percentage will not rise again on all iPhones that can be updated to iOS 16. Some models appear to be excluded, presumably due to their small screen size (mini) or for other less clear reasons. The option will be activated:
– new iPhone 14 is coming (what will they be? Latest rumors)
– all iPhone 13 except iPhone 13 mini
– all iPhone 12 except iPhone 12 mini
– iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max
– iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max
– iPhone X.
Therefore, from the beta, it seems that the battery percentage indicator on the main screen will not be available on iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 mini As well as iphone 13 mini. Since this is a beta, things may still change.
As a reminder, the iOS beta, like all betas, should only be installed if you are a “knowledgeable” user and always remember that due to its beta nature, it can cause crashes and even serious mistakes. If you choose to do this, you’ll need to have a backup of your data, and it’s still wiser not to do so on the iPhone you use every day as your primary phone.
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