Latest iOS 16.1 Beta Tweaks Battery Status Bar to Show Visual Charge Level

 Apple today released the second beta of iOS 16.1, introducing further tweaks to the battery percentage indicator that is located in the status bar.

With today's beta, the battery level of the icon depletes as the battery depletes, providing a better visual indication of what battery level is at alongside the percentage.

 If the percentage feature is enabled, you will now see the charge number as well as battery indicator that fills or depletes based on your current charge level.

 Prior to the latest beta, the battery indicator in the status bar showed percent, but the battery level was static, making it sometimes difficult to determine the iPhone's charge at a glance.

 Battery percent was not present on iPhones that have ‌‌Face ID‌‌ in iOS 15 because of the lack of space on either side of the notch that houses the TrueDepth camera hardware, but Apple's updated ‌iOS 16‌ design added the specific battery level to the battery icon, with iOS 16.1 adding further tweaks.

 The iOS 16.1 beta also brings the battery percentage to the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12 mini, ‌iPhone‌ XR, and ‌iPhone‌ 11, devices that do not support it in ‌iOS 16‌.

The next public beta should be coming soon with the updated battery status bar icon. 

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