One of the new features introduced with iOS 16 was a new percentage battery indicator right on the status bar, which was a first for iPhone X and later. However, after several complaints, Apple seems to have listened to users and once again changed the way this new indicator works. Now we want to know what your favorite solution is.
Battery indicator on iPhone
Previously, the battery icon did not match the battery percentage because it was discharged. This means that regardless of the battery percentage, the icon will always look the same – unless the battery is below 20%. Some users claimed that this tricked them into thinking the battery was full at a quick glance when it wasn’t.
Apple has reconsidered this aspect and introduced a redesigned version of the battery indicator with iOS 16.1 beta 2. The new indicator has a dynamic icon that changes according to the battery level. But that wasn’t the only change Apple made to the battery indicator during the betas.
This new design also comes with a bolder font than before. When your iPhone is charging, the lightning bolt icon no longer appears after you reach 100% charge.
Previously, even if you chose not to use the new percentage battery indicator, it was automatically enabled if Low Power Mode was enabled. This behavior changed before the official release of iOS 16 to the public. With iOS 16.1 beta, Apple also enabled battery percentage for models like the iPhone XR and iPhone 12 mini, which previously lacked such an option.
Some users claim that the new dynamic icon makes reading the percentage even more difficult, while others seem to prefer the new design introduced with iOS 16.1 beta 2.
Which do you prefer?
Now we would like to know your thoughts about it. Do you like the original battery indicator implementation with a fixed icon or the new one with a dynamic icon that changes based on the percentage? Let us know in the poll and also in the comments section below.
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