The iOS 16.1 beta came out with its share of surprises. The battery percentage is one: this one arrives on iPhones that had been forgotten. A new option also reduces the user’s carbon footprint.
At the launch ofiOS 16it was a bit of a cold shower for many owners ofiPhone. The famous return ofbattery percentage indicator in status bar was only making a semi-comeback since several models could not take advantage of it. Fortunately, it seems that this was a temporary situation.
Indeed, we learn this day through a Tweet or from the forum of the American site Mac Rumors that those who have installed beta 1 of iOS 16.1 on their iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone XR and iPhone 11 finally saw the feature arrive on their devices.
A lack of space
Upon arrival, all iPhones that were not entitled to it should therefore be able to take advantage of it. As a reminder, Apple had decided in 2017 to remove this interface element in order to make room for the notch and its Face ID. To circumvent this limitation, the firm at the apple has simply decided to integrate the percentage of the battery in the battery-shaped icon.
Remember also that devices that do not have Face ID and its famous notch (we are not talking here about theiPhone 14 Pro) always show the battery percentage.
Still on the theme of power management, iOS 16.1 introduces a new setting called “clean energy charging”. This one is supposed “reduce your carbon footprint” in “selectively charging when low-carbon electricity is available. »
At this point, it’s hard to imagine how Apple intends to go about it. If we read in the small lines, Apple counts “Optimize charging time when the electricity grid uses cleaner energies”. We can therefore imagine a slower charge when this is not the case and a full power charge once the conditions are met. Also see if Apple intends to rely on a system of peak and off-peak hours or if they will be able to anticipate when the network is the cleanest or not.
If for the moment, the functionality is only offered in the United States, one can also wonder what will happen if you live in a country where energy is in essence (do you have it?) very carbonaceous, like Poland in Europe for example.
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