News hardware New iOS 16 update: we didn’t believe it anymore, this function is finally back on the iPhone!
Beta 5 of iOS 16 has just arrived and here is the list of more or less important new features to remember. We focus on one in particular, and we missed her.
Some minor additions and changes
For the past few weeks, there have been two types of iOS 16 betas in circulation. For the average person, we are in public beta 2, but developers and other tech fans started long before and Developer Beta 5 has just arrived. For this version, in addition to the “big” change mentioned just after , here are the few minor additions, a non-exhaustive list.
- A new different and louder sound when you want to ring a lost iPhone with the Find My app. See 9to5mac to listen.
- On the music player on the lock screen, we now have a small sound frequency animation that moves with sound. Why not.
- When taking a screenshot, a new option allows us to copy the image and delete it at the same time.
- In Apple Music, the Dolby Atmos and Lossless audio labels are now more prominently displayed below the song title and artist name.
Battery percentage is back on the iPhone!
What is the very simple and yet very useful, even totally logical feature that owners of iPhone 8 or even iPhone SE have, but not the iPhone 13?
You read it in the subtitle, it is indeed the battery percentage that is displayed directly in the status bar, that is to say the information at the very top of the screen of the iPhone and that we constantly see.
Since the iPhone X, the first notched smartphone released in 2017, Apple has seen fit to remove the number indicating the remaining battery life to settle for a battery logo that empties as you use the battery. smartphones.
Thus, we obtain a very refined status bar, but which forces us to judge the battery we have left approximately, or swipe to display the control center and see the exact percentage.
This change in design was understandable on early notched iPhones, with the notch taking up almost the full width and causing the status bar elements to squeeze to the sides. But since the arrival of the iPhone 13 and the first reduction in the size of the notch by 20% in width, the info at the top is now wider and can breathe a little.
To play devil’s advocate, maybe there’s a world where having its exact battery percentage displayed non-stop before our eyes would cause us to watch it often and get a little paranoid about our iPhone’s endurance. , giving the impression that it discharges more quickly. To meditate.
Apple made us languish and here is finally the battery percentage that arrives on version 5 of the beta of iOS 16. We hope that Tim Cook will not give up the idea after testing it, what a disappointment that would be.