August 11 news, in the August 9 Apple iOS 16 Beta 5 update, Apple disappeared 5 years of the iPhone status bar battery percentage added back, which was welcomed by many iOS users, but this little change has also caused some controversy.
Some iOS users have questioned this battery level display because in the iPhone iOS 16 Beta 5 update, the battery icon still uses a white fill color as the battery level dwindles, and does not dwindle, appearing to be full all the time. Only when the battery level drops below 20% does the battery icon turn back to red and the rest of the screen becomes translucent. Many users said this battery display is not intuitive enough, for example, Weibo CEO Wang Gaofei publicly complained about this feature.
There are also users who complain that as long as the battery is low, the entire icon is yellow, very conspicuous, and the eyes are unconsciously drawn to it.
In addition to the complaints, there are also many users who have put forward their own ideas and designs that can make the battery power can be more intuitive to the user.
Apple released the iPhone X in 2017 with a “bangs screen” that left little room for a battery status indicator, and users needed to slide down the bar to see the exact amount of power. In the latest beta version of iOS 16, the percentage of power that disappeared for five years is written in the form of numbers in the battery icon, of course, the current battery power display update is only a beta version, and it is uncertain whether the subsequent changes will be made.