Did not like the iPhone 14 battery percentage indicator? iOS 16 update just did THIS

The latest iOS 16 update, just changed the look and feel of the new iPhone 14 and other iPhones. iOS 16.1 beta 2 brings a redesigned iPhone 14 battery percentage indicator that changes dynamically.

| Updated on: Sep 23 2022, 14:07 IST
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1/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max brings a new 48MP main camera in addition to the new 12MP ultrawide camera and the same old 12MP 3X telephoto camera. The front 12MP camera has an autofocus lens system.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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2/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max retains almost the same design as the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The Deep Purple colour variant is the new colour this here; we have got the Gold version with us. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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3/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max uses the new 4nm A16 Bionic chip that promises marginal performance gains over the A15 Bionic. AnTuTu scores show a performance gain of 28 percent in graphics and 19 percent in CPU. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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4/6 iPhone 14 Pro Max has a 6.7-inch OLED display with a variable refresh rate of 1Hz-120Hz. The 1Hz mode allows for an Always On Display for the first time on an iPhone and you can see your widgets as well as wallpaper. Peak brightness levels go up to 2000 nits. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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5/6 iPhone 14 Pro Max gets rid of the notch in favour of a pill-shaped Dynamic Island. Other than masking the cutouts, it changes shape to accommodate the icons and widgets. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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6/6 The iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at a price of Rs. 139,900 in India for the 128GB variant and goes up to Rs. 189,900 for the 1TB version.  (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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iOS 16 has changed iPhone 14 battery percentage feature. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)

iPhone 14 battery percentage icon was introduced by Apple recently after fervent appeals by fans over the years. However, it did not make too many people happy as there were certain changes made to the classic deign. Now, Apple is rolling out another iOS 16 update in an attempt to please the fans. The new battery icon has been controversial due to its design changes as it shows a full battery icon with the percentage in numbers inside it. Earlier, iPhones used to display the battery percentage indication in numbers next to the battery icon.

But thanks to the latest release of iOS 16.1 beta 2, Apple has decided to change the design of the updated battery percentage indicator in the status bar. As per a 9to5Mac report, the battery icon will no longer be shown as full, even when the battery percentage is less than 100 percent. As requested by many iPhone users, the icon will change according to the battery charge. However, the percentage number will sit inside the battery icon just as it did before.

The report further mentioned that the new design for the battery indicator also comes with a bolder font than before. Also, “When your iPhone is charging, the lightning bolt icon no longer appears once you hit 100% charge.” This battery indicator is also available on the iPhone XR, the iPhone 11, the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 13 mini and the latest iPhone 14 series.

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What iOS 16.1 beta 2 has for iPhones

Apart from the updated battery indicator design, Apple has seeded iOS 16.1 beta 2 with several other features such as Live Activities to help you stay on top of things that are happening in real-time, an option to delete your Apple Wallet, a new smart home connectivity standard Matter, iCloud Shared Photo Library features, and Clean Energy Charging to reduce the carbon footprint of the iPhone by optimizing charging times. In addition to these additions and changes, Apple has also fixed the “copy and paste” bug as well as the three-fingers gesture bug with the latest update.

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First Published Date: 23 Sep, 14:07 IST
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