APPLE tweaks the iPhone’s new battery icon with a slightly fancier design.
Following are complaints from Apple fans about the fact that the battery icon didn’t drain when it was drained.
The new icon, introduced with iOS 16 this month, finally added a number representing the battery percentage.
This was a long-requested feature, but some iPhone users weren’t entirely happy.
Currently, the battery icon shows up to below 20% full – no matter what the percentage says.
Now a new version of the battery icon will deplete when depleted, as discovered by MacRumors.
Old iPhone models used to have battery percentages.
However, the feature has been dropped for Face ID phone models due to a lack of space next to the “notch” at the top of the display.
Apple used the latest iOS update to reset the battery percentage for iPhone models with Face ID.
However, the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 13 mini missed it in iOS 16.
Now in the new iOS 16.1 update, these models get the new battery indicator.
And the battery icon switches to the newer version where the bar is depleted as the charge drains out.
The iOS 16.1 update is currently in beta testing and will likely land on iPhones more generally over the next few weeks.
Devices supported by iOS 16
Unfortunately, many iPhones just can’t be updated to iOS 16.
Here is a list of all devices supported by iOS 16:
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 14 plus
- iPhone 14 pro
- iPhone 14 pro max
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone 13 pro
- iPhone 13 Pro max
- iphone 12
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12 pro
- iPhone 12 pro max
- iphone 11
- iPhone 11 pro
- iPhone 11 Pro max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8plus
- iPhone SE (2nd generation or newer)
If you don’t know what iPhone model you have, you can check by going to Settings > General > About and looking at the model name.
And you can see if you can (or already have) get iOS 16 by going to Settings > General > Software Update.
Unfortunately, some iOS 16 features may not work on your device even if you can get the new update. Here is a list of model-dependent iOS 16 features.
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