With the advent of TrueDepth sensors in the iPhone X, the operating system lost the ability to show the remaining battery charge in percentage, which simply did not have enough space next to the cutout in the display. Of course, in the best traditions of Apple, the company did not leave the user the opportunity to somehow customize the status indicators. In the new iOS 16 beta, the developers decided to try to fix it.
Currently, on iPhone, you can see the exact remaining battery charge in a separate widget or in Control Center. Also, when charging, the lock screen displays the exact charge below the time indicator. But in all other situations, the system still displays only the battery icon on the lock screen or desktop, which gives only an approximate understanding of the charge level.
The fifth beta version of iOS 16 added the ability to display the remaining battery charge in percentage right inside the indicator itself. This option can be seen in many variations of Android smartphone interfaces, but this has not yet happened in iOS. Previously, the iPhone battery percentage could be seen next to the indicator itself, but not in the middle of it.
For years, one of the most popular requests for new versions of iOS has been an accurate indication of the remaining battery charge. And it looks like the company finally listened to users.
However, as 9to5Mac points out, not all iPhone models have such a charge indicator. Even with the latest operating system beta, the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 mini, and iPhone 13 mini did not receive such an option.