Apple has brought back the battery percentage feature in iOS 16, but there are some iPhones that will not be able to show it. As a result, owners of the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Mini, and iPhone 13 Mini will have to check their battery status in other ways.
1. Control Center
In iOS 16, Apple brought back an old, much-missed feature — the battery percentage indicator in the status bar. However, not all iPhones support the feature.
According to MacRumors, the battery percentage display doesn’t appear on some notched iPhone models including the iPhone XR, iPhone 11, and iPhone 12 mini. That’s because the new notch took up too much space for the old battery icon, which was only a visual representation of how much battery life was left on your device.
Fortunately, Apple is planning to bring this feature to all notched iPhones with iOS 16.1 — which should be released later this fall. In the meantime, you can still check your battery percentage on a notched iPhone by checking it manually via Control Center or Siri.
If you’re on an iPhone XR and want to know how much battery life remains, there are several ways you can do this. One way is through a Widget on your Home Screen or Today View.
In this guide, we’ll show you how to enable this feature so that you can see your battery percentage at all times on an iPhone XR or any other Apple device running iOS 16.
On older models of the iPhone, like iPhone SE or iPhone 8 and earlier, the battery percentage was always displayed in the status bar. However, the new iPhone XR model has a notch, so it doesn’t have room to show the percentage in the status bar.
This meant that many users missed the ability to see how much battery they had left on their iPhone XR. Thankfully, iOS 16 brings back this feature so that you can see the percentage in the battery icon itself.
Siri is Apple’s digital personal assistant that helps you accomplish tasks, answer questions and interact with your devices. It uses voice recognition, on-device intelligence and machine learning to complete tasks and understand what you ask.
It can be activated by holding the home button or moving your phone to your ear, and you can use it on supported AirPods or in a car with CarPlay. Users can also change the way Siri responds to requests.
Despite its slick and quirky personality, Siri is a complex system that needs an Internet connection to function properly. It has to account for the small nuances of your voice and other speech problems, and it’s prone to errors.
4. Low Power Mode
When your iPhone XR is in Low Power Mode, it can sometimes be hard to tell exactly how much battery you have left. The good news is that Apple has added a way to show your battery percentage right in the status bar, no matter what screen you’re on or how you unlocked it.
To do this, you need to enable the option to show your battery percentage in the Settings app or Control Center. To do that, swipe down from the top of your screen and tap Control Center to bring up the menu.
In the settings, select Battery and toggle on Low Power Mode. Now, when your iPhone reaches 20% of battery, it will prompt you to activate Low Power Mode.