Apple recently seeded iOS 16.1 beta 1 to developers and beta testers. It is reported that the new Battery Percentage UI on iOS 16 is expanded to other latest iPhone models like iPhone 13 mini, and iPhone 12 mini.
On iPhone models with FaceID or a notch, Apple reintroduced battery percentage in numbers to appear on the home screen’s status. Previously, the minor change was only available on larger iPhone models. Prior to iOS 16, iPhone with Face ID users had to swipe down the Control Center to see the battery percentage.
- iPhone 14/ 14 Plus/ 14 Pro/ 14 Pro Max
- iPhone 13/ 13 Pro/ 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12/ 12 Pro/ 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11 Pro/ 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS/ XS Max/ X
iOS 16.1 will bring Battery Percentage UI to smaller iPhone models with a notch
Users on Twitter and other forums shared that the latest iOS 16.1 beta 1 update includes Battery Percentage for iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 11, and iPhone XR. The public release of the update will expand the feature to all iPhone models with a notch.
iOS 16.1 adds battery percentage to the battery icon in the status bar on the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 mini, and iPhone 13 mini, all iPhones that did not support the feature in iOS 16.
— Is iOS 16 Stable? (@isiosstable) September 14, 2022
Breaking News: iOS 16.1 adds Battery Percentage to iPhone XR, 11, 12 mini and 13 mini models. pic.twitter.com/Kirr1uXsBA
— iRobinPro (@iRobinPro) September 14, 2022
It is also expected that Apple will launch the delayed features in the upcoming iOS 16.1 update like the following:
- Live Activities and Live Activities API
- Focus filter
- iCloud Shared Photo Library
- Game Center: SharePlay support and deeper contacts integration
- Matter support
- Clean Energy Charging
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