BeatsX Battery Icon in iOS10

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  1. obargy, Feb 13, 2017
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    obargy macrumors newbie

    obargy

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    Got my BeatsX early this morning. Satisfied with almost everything so far, except for a little issue I found in iOS10 ...

    For those who use BeatsX with iOS10 devices, have you guys noticed that the headphone icon at the top right corner doesn't show the battery status of BeatsX? Normally, there should be a little battery icon stand just beside the headphone icon showing the battery status of the wireless headphone you are using.

    Here I show the comparison between my BeatsX and Powerbeats2, notice the icon on the top right corner:
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  2. chillip macrumors 6502a

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  3. obargy thread starter macrumors newbie

    obargy

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    I'm so confused... Why they choose to hide that little battery icon for new Beats headphones... It's so convenient to know about the battery level
     
  4. Steve121178 macrumors 601

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    Perhaps it will be added via an update. It's a strange thing to omit.
     
  5. chillip macrumors 6502a

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    It's the same with the AirPods. Hopefully an update will sort it.
     
  6. jsmitty macrumors 6502

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    Why not use a battery widget and swipe right for an easy view?

    I like it. Right now I have 8 icons plus time on the header. It's getting a little busy
     
  7. daijholt macrumors 65816

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    It's gone because it isn't necessary. It shows in the battery widget instead. Doesn't need to be in 2 places. The reason the Powerbeats 2 still do it is because they did before the battery widget became a thing, and they haven't updated the Powerbeats software in forever.
     
  8. bigjnyc macrumors 603

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    since this is working on your powerbeats 2 and it doesn't work on the beatsX or airpods sounds like Apple got rid of it on the newer W1 chip headphones. anyone have the powerbeats3 that can report on their status?
     
  9. TheRock88 macrumors member

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    Same as the other W1 chip devices, no battery indicator.
     
  10. Peepo macrumors 6502a

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    It also shows percentage next to the name in the control centre audio selection.

    I have other Bluetooth headphones which show that little icon meter and also in battery widget but it is not accurate - for example on non-w1 devices I see jump from 100% down to 80% and never anything in between whereas my beats x and solo 3 show exact numbers like 96%.
     
  11. daveishere macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm I don't get the 'headphones' icon as with the AirPods, I just get a normal Bluetooth 'connected' symbol.

    Also I've noticed that with the BeatsX, you have to turn the beats on then press 'connect' on the iPhone to connect the headphones (even though they already appear in Bluetooth), is this right?
     
  12. edlex macrumors 68000

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    The BeatsX will automatically reconnect to the last device it was connected to. If you want to switch to another device you have to choose it in control panel.
     
  13. Magsdizz macrumors newbie

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    I got confused by this too. Instructions are to push and hold the button for 1 second to turn off or on. If you hold for longer, the headphones will cycle into a pairing state again, which is why you're being asked to connect every time. Just hold for a second and you'll hear the on/off chime and you're good to go.
     
  14. coffeemadmanUK macrumors 6502a

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    I know it's in the widget screen but I do prefer it up top. It should at least be an option.
     
  15. djroyst macrumors newbie

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    You can also say "Hey Siri" if you have it enabled and ask Siri "What is the battery level for my BeatsX" and he (I have mine set for an Australian male) will respond and tell you your battery level. This also may depend on what version of iOS you are using but I've had mine since 10.3.3 and an iPhone 6 and this has worked just fine.



    Hope this helps

    Damian
     
  16. coffeemadmanUK macrumors 6502a

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    Haha I know and appreciate the help, but I can't see myself asking my phone in public what battery level it's at...
     

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