Apple has just brought back the battery percentage display feature in iOS 16 Beta 5 on iPhones that use Face ID to unlock.
According to Macrumors, the new battery alert feature is now available on iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models, but not on the 5.4-inch iPhone 12/13 mini. Older iPhone X and XS models also showed battery percentage numbers instead of just visual displays.
Previously, the display of battery percentage did not appear on iPhones with Face because of the lack of space on either side of the notch – which houses the TrueDepth. The new design adds a specific battery level to the battery icon, making it easier for users to understand usage status.
In iOS 15 and earlier versions, the battery icon shows the battery level but does not provide a specific percentage. To see it specifically, iPhone users must swipe down to Control Center or swipe to Today view to see the battery.
The battery icon changes color based on the battery status and the color of the iPhone wallpaper. For example, the battery is green and shows a charging indicator.
Show battery percentage can be turned on and off in Settings > Battery. The battery percentage feature appears to be present on most iPhones with a notch, but is not an option on the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 11, or iPhone XR, possibly due to space constraints. iOS 16 Beta 5 is available to developers now, and Apple will release a public beta in the near future.