iOS 16 Beta 5 Now Available

At the opening of WWDC22, Apple unveiled iOS 16 Beta 5, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura. The iPhone attracted a lot of attention this year, especially in relation to its Lock Screen. The days of every iPhone Lock Screen resembling a modified version of itself are long gone. Now, users have the option to add widgets, modify the typeface, and create backgrounds with a depth effect. However, iOS 16 Beta 5 does more than that. Additionally, we received upgrades for Mail, Messages, FaceTime, Reminders, and more. The majority of the additions that Apple revealed during its presentation had already been included in the previous betas. There are still some other adjustments to anticipate, though. 

iOS 16 Beta 5 Brings Back Battery Percentage

The battery symbol on iPhones with Face ID has been modified by Apple with the iOS 16 Beta 5 to show the precise battery % rather than merely a visual representation of energy level. With the exception of the 5.4-inch iPhone 12/13 mini, the new battery indicator is available on iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 devices. The iPhone 11 Pro, Pro Max, XS, XS Max, and iPhone X can all use it.

Because there is not enough room on either side of the notch, which houses the TrueDepth camera technology, battery percentage has not been visible on iPhones with Face ID. The updated design improves battery status at a glance by including the precise battery level in the battery symbol. The battery icon in iOS 15 and older versions of iOS displays the battery level visually but does not indicate a percentage. iPhone users must scroll down into Control Center or swipe over to the Today center view to get such information.

The battery icon’s color varies depending on the battery’s condition and the iPhone’s background color. The battery symbol, for instance, turns green and displays a charge indicator when it is charging.