iOS 16.1 beta 2 features redesigned battery percentage icon that dynamically updates

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With today’s release of iOS 16.1 beta 2 for developers, Apple has changed the design for the coveted battery percentage in the status bar. The battery icon itself will no longer show as full even when the percentage is less than 100%. Instead, the icon will dynamically change based on your battery charge.

The battery icon has been controversial since it was added late in the iOS 16 beta testing process. many users criticized the design because it would show a full battery icon with the percentage inside.

With iOS 16.1 beta 2, the battery icon no longer appears as full if it’s not actually at 100%. Instead, the design dynamically adjusts based on your current charge level. The percentage number appears inside that battery icon just as it did before.

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