Years ago we stopped seeing the battery percentage in the status bar of an iPhone. Specifically, from the launch of the iPhone X onwards. It was said at the time that it was due to a space problem, since when the upper notch appeared on the screen of all iPhones with Face ID, there was no room for the numbers.
But with the last beta (the fifth) published this week of iOS 16, it has been shown that it was possible to see the remaining battery level in a value from one to one hundred. The truth is that they could have done it before….
This week the fifth beta of iOS 16 has been released for all developers. And among its new products, without a doubt, it is worth noting the fact that you can see the percentage of remaining battery that you have on your iPhone in the upper icon of the status bar. A wonder that we lost since the launch of the iPhone X, five years ago.
If you are one of the developers who have already upgraded to iOS beta 16 5, just go to Settings, then Battery, then turn on the new Battery Percentage option. You may even have it activated when you update your iPhone, at least that is what some developers have reported.
It should be noted that in iOS 16 beta 5, this new battery percentage option not available on iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 mini, and iPhone 13 mini. We will see if in the final version it continues to be like that. This limitation may come from a hardware issue, such as the pixel density of the screen or some similar cause that prevents such small numbers from being seen clearly.
In any case, if iOS 16 is already in its fifth beta, there is little left for the launch of the final version for all users, where we will see if said limitation is maintained or not. We will have patience, there is little left.