Apple this week brought back one of the most requested features from iOS users since the iPhone X launched in 2017: the ability to see your battery percentage right in the status bar.

iOS 16 Battery Percentage
Since launching the iPhone X with the notch, Apple hasn’t allowed users to view their battery percentage directly in the status bar, requiring them to swipe to Control Center to check their battery level. current battery.

With iOS 16 launching in a few weeks, that should change. Fifth iOS 16 developer beta includes new toggle which allows users to always show their battery percentage in the status bar.

ios 16 battery indicator 2

When low power mode is enabled, the battery glyph and percentage turn yellow, and when the battery is low, it turns red. When you charge your iPhone, it turns green. The battery percentage is visible in the system tray, including on the lock screen.

All flagship iPhones since iPhone X have had a notch, but not all customers with notched iPhones will benefit from this new feature.

Here is the list of iPhones that will acquire the ability to display the battery percentage directly in the status bar:

  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone X

All other iPhones, including the smaller iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 11, and iPhone XR, don’t have the battery percentage option. As iOS 16 is still in beta testing, Apple may decide to expand the list to include other iPhones in the future, so we’ll have to wait and see.

While it’s not entirely clear why Apple has chosen to limit the availability of this feature, it may be due to space constraints on smaller screens.

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