Apple changes battery percentage display with iOS 16.1!

With iOS 16, Apple introduced battery percentage display in iPhone status bar with notch. A good idea on paper, but the realization poses problems of readability and understanding. The gauge icon is therefore always full, except when it goes to 20%.

The second beta of iOS 16.1 tries something: now the gauge displays the battery level, in addition to the percentage. The same is true in power saving mode:

Rest assured, it is possible to deactivate the display of the percentage.

Is it better in terms of visibility? Hard to say right now, but at least Apple listens to its customers! This novelty had also sparked a design contest with users, here is an anthology:

Big brainstorming to improve the

Big Brainstorm to Improve iOS 16 Battery Indicator


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