If you were annoyed by the new battery icon in iOS 16, we have good news for you: Apple has changed it for the better.
After the introduction of the notch on the iPhone X, which was launched in 2017, Apple (annoyingly) stopped showing the battery charge indicator icon in the upper right corner, probably due to lack of space. In iOS 16, the company brought back the icon, but made it different, with a percentage number appearing inside the battery icon, which was (confusingly) always drawn as full.
Now, in iOS 16.1 public beta 2, the company has finally done what it should have done from the beginning: it changed the battery icon so that it slowly “discharges” as the battery drains.
Additionally, there is now a charging indicator that appears on the lock screen when the phone is charging. It is not always visible; instead, it appears when the phone wakes from sleep and disappears after a second.
iOS 16 ruined my iPhone’s once perfect lock screen
Apple also fixed the “copy and paste” bug plaguing iOS 16 users, which would too often display a message asking to allow or disallow pasting. Your iPhone should now stop asking if you allow pasting every five minutes.
MacRumors reports that this release hasn’t fixed another annoying bug, where the iPhone 14 Pro’s rear camera shakes and buzzes when opened from a third-party app like TikTok. This fix is reportedly coming in next week’s iOS 16 update.