Apple’s launch of iOS 16 this fall will not solely introduce new options, but in addition deliver again an previous one. You will as soon as once more have the ability to try your iPhone’s battery proportion in the standing bar — from wherever in your gadget.

After the launch of the iPhone X, which launched the notch — the black bar at the high of your gadget that homes a speaker and digital camera — there wasn’t sufficient display actual property left to preserve the battery proportion up there, so Apple nixed the characteristic from iOS.

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Battery percentage in the Control Center(*16*)

You possibly can view the battery proportion in the Management Heart.


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Positive, you may swipe down from the high proper of your iPhone to view the actual proportion in the Management Heart, however it simply is not the similar. You possibly can’t look at the battery proportion from inside any apps or the dwelling display. And it is practically unimaginable to gauge the actual proportion from simply the battery icon, which isn’t good in case your iPhone is shut to dying.

Fortunately, the newest developer beta (fifth) and public beta (third) releases of iOS 16 reintroduce the battery proportion quantity again in the standing bar, within the present battery icon. This is what you want to learn about the new characteristic.

And if you need to get your arms on iOS 16 proper now, here is how to obtain the third public beta, which options the new battery proportion characteristic. The fifth developer beta additionally has the characteristic, however we do not fairly suggest downloading it, except you are an Apple developer.

How to get the battery proportion again in the standing bar on iOS 16

To view your battery proportion in the standing bar on iOS 16, all you want to do is be on the newest iOS 16 public beta (third) or developer beta (fifth).

When you replace, you must see the proportion in the battery icon in the top-right nook of your display — from wherever in your iPhone. That manner you may preserve a detailed eye on when your iPhone is topped off or shut to operating out of battery, and when you must beginning charging it.

Though the setting is turned on by default, you may go to Settings > Battery and toggle on the Battery Share possibility to be sure that it really works. When your gadget is charging, the battery icon will flip fully inexperienced, displaying you the proportion, whereas being in Low Energy Mode will flip the battery icon fully yellow, however once more with the proportion inside.

Battery Percentage feature on iOS 16(*16*)

In the event you toggle the Battery Share characteristic off, you may take away the numbers from the standing bar and revert again to the previous battery icon design.


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Sadly, the battery proportion possibility shouldn’t be obtainable on all iPhone fashions — for now, it isn’t on the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone 13 Mini.

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