If you were annoyed by the new battery icon in iOS 16, we’ve got good news for you: Apple has changed it for the better.
After the advent of the notch on 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 made it different, with the percentage number appearing inside of the battery icon, which was (confusingly) always drawn as full.
Now, in iOS 16.1 public beta 2, the company finally did what it should’ve done from the start: It changed the battery icon so that it slowly “empties” as the battery drains.
Additionally, there’s now a charging indicator that shows up on the lock screen when the phone is charging. It’s not always visible; instead, it shows up when the phone is woken from sleep and disappears after a second.
Apple has also fixed the “copy and paste” bug that plagues iOS 16 users, in which a message prompting to allow or disallow pasting would show way too often. Your iPhone should now stop asking whether you allow pasting every five minutes.