The latest iOS 16 update, just changed the look and feel of the new iPhone 14 and other iPhones. iOS 16.1 beta 2 brings a redesigned iPhone 14 battery percentage indicator that changes dynamically.
iPhone 14 battery percentage icon was introduced by Apple recently after fervent appeals by fans over the years. However, it did not make too many people happy as there were certain changes made to the classic deign. Now, Apple is rolling out another iOS 16 update in an attempt to please the fans. The new battery icon has been controversial due to its design changes as it shows a full battery icon with the percentage in numbers inside it. Earlier, iPhones used to display the battery percentage indication in numbers next to the battery icon.
But thanks to the latest release of iOS 16.1 beta 2, Apple has decided to change the design of the updated battery percentage indicator in the status bar. As per a 9to5Mac report, the battery icon will no longer be shown as full, even when the battery percentage is less than 100 percent. As requested by many iPhone users, the icon will change according to the battery charge. However, the percentage number will sit inside the battery icon just as it did before.
The report further mentioned that the new design for the battery indicator also comes with a bolder font than before. Also, “When your iPhone is charging, the lightning bolt icon no longer appears once you hit 100% charge.” This battery indicator is also available on the iPhone XR, the iPhone 11, the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 13 mini and the latest iPhone 14 series.
What iOS 16.1 beta 2 has for iPhones
Apart from the updated battery indicator design, Apple has seeded iOS 16.1 beta 2 with several other features such as Live Activities to help you stay on top of things that are happening in real-time, an option to delete your Apple Wallet, a new smart home connectivity standard Matter, iCloud Shared Photo Library features, and Clean Energy Charging to reduce the carbon footprint of the iPhone by optimizing charging times. In addition to these additions and changes, Apple has also fixed the “copy and paste” bug as well as the three-fingers gesture bug with the latest update.