Apple He released iOS 16 Beta 5 to the testers, who will verify the stability of new functions, including the return of the battery percentage in the status bar above. Something that the engineers of Cupertino had removed from the iPhones with the notch for reasons of space in the interface.
iOS 16 Beta 5: the percentage of the battery is back and all the other news coming soon
The most visible novelty of this new Beta version is precisely the return of the exact percentage of the battery, which you can activate from the Settings by clicking on Battery. A feature available for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13, but not for the two Mini models. You can also enable it in iPhone X e XS but not in the iPhone 11 or iPhone XR.
For years the iPhones with the notch did not have the percentage of the battery in the status bar, even if they found it lowering the Control Center or in the widgets. But now it looks like the iOS design team has found a solution to the space problems.
Among other novelties comes a more powerful and distinct sound for the option “Find my iPhone”, plus a new beep when locating iPhone from Apple Watch.
Also new for the lock screen, which receives a widget for live playback of music tracks and podcasts with a mini visualiser of the current track. Instead, Apple has removed the perspective zoom on the lock screen images, probably because it needs further work.
Small graphic changes for Apple Music, which changes the position of some indicators such as Dolby Atmos and Lossless. Instead for the screenshot comes a new one “Copy and Delete” option, very useful for sharing screens. Small change of name for the “Emergency SOS” option which becomes “Emergency Call”.
No substantial changes, a sign that, having reached the fifth Beta, the changes are mainly improvements and not revolutions. iOS 16 should officially debut at the end of the summer, we will keep you updated.