The iOS 16.1 update brings the battery meter feature to both the notched compact iPhones and LCD models. View all details.
If you want to get the battery meter on your old iPhone XR or iPhone 11 or the newer compact iPhone 12 Mini, there’s good news. Apple introduced a battery meter on the notch-equipped iPhone models with the iOS 16 update last week. Unfortunately, the feature was limited to the new iPhone models with a 6.1-inch screen and an OLED panel. This criterion eliminated both the Mini iPhones and the older models with Liquid Retina or LCD screens. Apple is now going to include all models with the iOS 16.1 update.
Based on the features rolled out to developers with the iOS 16.1 developer beta, the battery meter now reaches all models that were previously excluded. That means iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone XR, and iPhone 11 users can now enable the battery meter on the battery icon. This allows users to check battery status without invoking the Control Center, eliminating an extra step.
Battery Meter on iPhone 11, iPhone 12 Mini
While the battery meter is a useful feature, iOS 16.1 will bring the Live Activities feature to supported iPhone models. Therefore, when you have an incoming Swiggy delivery, you can track it directly from the lockscreen in the form of a persistent notification. For iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max users, Live Activities are also available on the Dynamic Island feature.
In addition, users can see a new lock screen customization window, which allows for a simpler experience. The Clean Energy Charging feature will also be available, but only in the United States as of now.
While iOS 16.1 is still in beta, Apple has just released the iOS 16.0.1 update for iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The update simply fixes some bugs that early buyers of these phones may face while setting them up. The iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will go on sale September 16, while the iPhone 14 Plus will go on sale October 7.