If you’ve been frustrated by the new battery icon in iOS 16, we have good news for you: Apple has changed it for the better.
After the advent of the notch on the iPhone X, which launched in 2017, Apple (annoyingly) stopped showing the battery charge indicator icon in the top-right corner, presumably due to lack of space. In iOS 16, the company brought the icon back, but it did it differently since the percentage appeared inside the battery icon, which (confusingly) was always drawn as full.
Now, in iOS 16.1 Public Beta 2, the company has finally done what it should have done from the start: It changed the battery icon to slowly “drain” when the battery dies.
In addition, there is now a charging indicator that appears on the lock screen when the phone is charging. It’s 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 that plagues iOS 16 users, where a message asking to allow or disallow pasting appears way too many times. Your iPhone should now stop asking if you allow pasting every five minutes.
MacRumors reports that this version 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 an iOS 16 update next week.