Apple will bring the battery percentage status icon back to iPhone with this new update, but there’s a catch
iOS 16 will apparently bring back the battery percentage status indicator on the iPhone, which Apple stopped showing several years ago. Previously, the battery percentage was displayed on the left side of the icon, but it has been moved to the center. This new position allows users to see the battery percentage in the status bar. Previously, the company removed the battery percentage from the iPhone X. Users had a hard time remembering the exact number, but with the update, the problem will be fixed.
Currently, Battery Percentage is only available for iOS 16 beta testers. To see it, users need to update to the latest version of the operating system. However, even after doing so, they will not be able to see it. To enable the feature, users need to go to settings and battery and then turn on the toggle.
Battery percentage was only displayed on certain iPhone models. It was not displayed on iPhone 11, iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 mini. Although it may change in future updates, this feature will not be available on all iPhone models.
The new battery percentage icon has a major design flaw that prevents users from fully seeing the percentage. To fully see the number, users must charge their device at all times. However, this feature will not be able to provide users with a readable and accurate representation of the battery percentage. If users are prone to nearsightedness, they will have trouble seeing the battery percentage.
Despite this issue, it’s also nice to see Apple bringing the battery percentage back. This new feature makes it easy for users to know how much power their device has left to charge. The current configuration allows users to see the battery percentage next to the icon. It is very readable and easily accessible by users from the Control Center.