THE apple heard our prayers 🙏. This Tuesday (20), the brand released the second beta of iOS 16.1 with a new battery indicator, which changes dynamically when enabling the percentage display in the status bar. In other words: the icon is no longer full when the charge is below 100% or above 20%.
The update is one of the most desired changes among iPhone users. Since the iOS 16 test periodthe system returned to display the icon with the percentage, which no longer follows the models released after the iPhone X. The problem is that the indicator is static and remains full even when the smartphone is only 30% charged, for example.
The battery symbol is only changed in two situations. The first moment is when the economy mode is active, leaving the yellow icon just like in previous versions of the operating system. The indicator also turns red when the charge is below 20%.
iOS 16.1 fixes the battery icon
Apple’s decision has caused unease. Taking my case as an example, I got tired of thinking that my cell phone was charged, but when I arrived on the street, I realized that it had less than 50% charge. Fortunately, Apple will fix the problem in iOS 16.1 by including an indicator that will change dynamically during use.
But this is not the only news. The update also brings the battery percentage back to the lock screen when the phone is plugged into the charger. In case you weren’t aware, Apple removed this warning in iOS 16, even when the battery level in the status bar is turned off in iPhone settings.
Apple shows percentage on older models
Apple has resolved another battery level demerit in iOS 16 status bar. In addition to the static indicator, the new icon will also be available on iPhone XR, 11, 12 Mini and 13 Mini with iOS 16.1. Before, only models with a large screen and OLED had access to the “novelty”.
For now, iOS 16.1 is in development. But Apple is expected to release the update to all users in the coming weeks.