More iPhones will receive a battery percentage indicator in the iOS 16.1 beta

More iPhones will receive a battery percentage indicator in the iOS 16.1 beta ...

One of iOS 16''s new features is the option to enable the battery percentage in the iPhone X status bar for the first time. However, this option hasn''t been made available for iPhone XR, iPhone 11, and iPhone mini models until now. The iOS 16.1 beta provides the battery percentage indicator to these iPhones.

More iPhones are being built with a percentage indicator.

The first beta of iOS 16.1 for iPhones was released on Wednesday to developers, and it includes a number of new features. In addition to that, the update also allows the battery percentage in the status bar for iPhone models that were previously not supported by this feature.

Apple did not explain why the battery percentage indicator was unavailable for these models. However, some users expressed the view that the iPhone XR and iPhone 11 have an LCD that lowers screen space than other iPhones. Moreover, the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 mini do not have much screen space in the notch area as a result of their sizes.

Even a support article from Apple stated that the feature for these models was inadequate. It appears that the company has changed its mind.

More about iOS 16.1

Apple has just released iOS 16.0 to users, and is working on the next version of the iPhone operating system. iOS 16.1 includes new APIs for Live Activities and iPhone 14 Pros Dynamic Island. The update also includes a fresh Clean Energy Charging feature, as well as initial support for Matter, and the possibility to delete the Wallet app from the iPhone.

Both iOS 16.1 and iPadOS 16.1 will be released to the public in October, according to Apple.

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