Apple is known for its own stubbornness. The US group often refuses to respond to user requests for years. With iOS 16, however, Apple has jumped over its own shadow and given iPhone owners a function that has been on their wish list for a long time.

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Along with the new iPhone generation, the fall will also see the release of iOS 16 expected. Apple is currently testing the latest version of the iPhone operating system. The latest beta version has a feature that iPhone users have been waiting for since 2017: the Battery display in percent.

With iOS 16, Apple is bringing back the battery percentage indicator on iPhones

Apple removed them when they released the iPhone X. Not enough space on the screen, so Apple justified the deletion with reference to the notch. Five years later, Apple has found a solution to the problem. the new battery percentage indicator is now part of the battery icon on the home screen. You can see how this works in practice here:

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This is what the new battery percentage indicator looks like in iOS 16 (Image source: MacRumors)

Not every younger iPhone should get the battery display as a percentage. According to MacRumors, the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 13 Mini are left empty-handed, as are the iPhone XR and iPhone 11. The space on the 5.4-inch display for the former is unlikely to be sufficient, while the resolution of the screen is too low for the latter be – at least that’s our assumption.

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By default, the battery percentage indicator is disabled and must first be activated in the settings.

Apple still has some fine-tuning to do

The fact that Apple is bringing back the battery percentage display is a welcome step. At the However, the cult group still has to work on implementation. Biggest flaw: the battery icon. Regardless of the battery level, this is now always filled in to make the percentage display visible. In everyday life, this could lead to confusion. So Apple still has to do some fine-tuning here and fine-tune the new (old) feature.