|Battery settings page. Credit: IDG|
Techneverends - Apple has just released the latest version of iOS 16. In this version, iPhone users are talking about an exciting thing: the return of the battery percentage feature in the iPhone status bar. Nowadays, If you are an iPhone X user and above, to see the battery percentage, you need to swipe down on the status bar to see information about how long your battery can last, along with other Control Center menus. Now with iOS 16, you don't have to bother with that anymore. You only need to make some adjustments, and boom! You already see the battery percentage right inside the battery icon on your iPhone's status bar.
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Why is Battery Percentage back in iOS 16
Before we explain how to display iPhone battery percentage with iOS 16, it's a good idea to know why this battery percentage feature was returned by Apple.
As we know, the notch display on the iPhone first appeared on the iPhone X in 2017. At that time, it only left little room for basic information such as carrier name, signal strength, and iPhone battery. Instead of eliminating the battery percentage, Apple prefers to move the feature to the Control Center menu. But unfortunately, this move causes iPhone X users and above to need additional steps to see how long the iPhone battery will last. Few users pay attention to this change, resulting in a decreased user experience from using iPhones. So departing from these conditions, Apple again presents the battery percentage feature in the iPhone status bar.
From the information we quoted on Macrumors, it turns out that not all versions of iPhone will get this battery percentage feature. It is mentioned that only a few versions of the iPhone such as iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone 11 Pro/Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and iPhone 14, will get the update. Unfortunately, iPhone 11 and XR are not included in the iPhone version that will get this feature. There is no detailed information from Apple why the battery percentage feature is not available for all types of iPhone X, and it will likely change when iOS 16 releases in October. We'll see.
How to Display Battery Percentage
So here are the steps you can use to display the battery percentage in your iPhone status bar.
- Make sure you have installed iOS 16 on your iPhone,
- Please go to Settings,
- Scroll down, then tap Battery menu,
- On the Battery page, you will see an option to enable battery percentage. Please toggle it on, and boom! The battery percentage has appeared in your iPhone battery icon.
That's all, folks. Now you can see the battery percentage in your iPhone's status bar either when it's locked or when you are on homepage. Interestingly, the battery display will change color according to your iPhone's battery percentage, so when it's charging, it will turn green. When the battery percentage is below 20%, then it will turn red.
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