The iPhone battery % in the status bar, which appears at all times on the Home screen, app pages, in apps, and other places, is a useful new feature introduced by Apple with iOS 16. There are a few restrictions, so keep reading to find out what to do if the iOS 16 iPhone battery % isn’t showing on your device.
Surprisingly, the iOS 16 iPhone battery percentage functionality did not become available until beta 5. (public beta 3). While some users have reported that it is enabled by default when installing the latest beta, you may need to enable it manually on your iPhone.
This is the first time the battery % has been in the status bar of a new iPhone since it was removed with the release of the iPhone X in 2017.
How to Enable iPhone Battery Percentage in iOs 16 on Your Device
iOS 16 is now available as a free public beta or a premium developer beta. Learn more about installing iOS 16 in our comprehensive tutorial.
- Check that you are running iOS 16 beta 5. (or public beta 3)
- On your iPhone, launch the Settings app (see below for compatible models)
- Swipe down and select Battery.
- Tap the toggle next to Battery Percentage at the top.
- If it doesn’t appear, you’re either not yet on iOS 16 beta 5 (public beta 3) or the feature isn’t compatible with your iPhone.
Here’s how those steps look:
iPhones that Are Compatible
The following models appear to operate with the new capability in iOS 16 beta 5/public beta 3:
- iPhone 13, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max
- iPhone XS and XS Max
- iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max
- The iPhone X
For the time being, this means it is not accessible for the iPhone 13 and 12 mini, iPhone 11, or iPhone XR.
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Other Information on The iOs 16 iPhone Battery Percentage:
- When your iPhone isn’t charging, you’ll see the standard battery indicator, but with a percentage number within (it will be completely white with the number until it falls below 20%).
- When your iPhone is in low power mode, the battery icon goes yellow but the percentage remains.
- When charging, the percentage will be displayed along with a little charging icon.
- If your iPhone is less than 20% charged, the icon will turn red and display the percentage figure.
What are your thoughts on the iOS 16 iPhone battery percentage? Are you looking forward to its return? Or do you wish it had been done differently? Leave your opinions in the comments section below!
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