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Apple today released the second beta of iOS 16.1, introducing some notable changes to charging indicators on the iPhone and also fixing a few bugs. We've rounded up all of the changes in the second beta below.

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Battery Status Bar Visual Charge Indicator

Apple in iOS 16 added battery percentage to the battery icon in the status bar on Face ID iPhones, and in iOS 16.1 beta 2, improved the feature to show a visual indication of the charge level.

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The battery icon shifts throughout the day as the battery depletes or is charged, making it easier to see charge level at a glance. Prior to the beta, the battery indicator in the status bar showed percent, but the battery level was static and always full, making it sometimes confusing to determine the iPhone's charge with a quick look.

Battery Font

Apple has updated the font that's used for the battery icon, slightly increasing the size.

Lock Screen Charging Indicator

When charging an iPhone, the battery percentage is now displayed above the time both when the iPhone first starts charging and each time that it is woken from sleep during the charging process.

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This allows for a clear indication of the charge level when tapping on the iPhone's display without unlocking the device. The always-on display does not show charge level and waking the screen on an iPhone 14 Pro model is required to get the battery level to show up.

Copy and Paste Fix

The incessant copy and paste prompts that iOS 16 users are seeing have been addressed in iOS 16.1, and you no longer need to explicitly approve each and every copy and paste attempt. While this is fixed in iOS 16.1, we are expecting Apple to address it prior to the iOS 16.1 launch with an iOS 16 bug fix update that is planned for next week.

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No Camera Shake Fix

Reports suggest that the bug causing the iPhone 14 Pro rear camera to shake and vibrate has not been addressed in iOS 16.1 beta 2. Apple has said that the issue will be fixed in an iOS 16 update coming next week, and we are expecting an iOS 16.0.2 release.

Other New Features

Know of a new feature in iOS 16.1 that we left out? Let us know in the comments below.

Article Link: Everything New With iOS 16.1 Beta 2: Lock Screen Charging Indicator, Copy Paste Alert Fix, Battery Status Updates and More
 

vegetassj4

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"in iOS 16.1 beta 2, improved the feature to show a visual indication of the charge level."

Thank goodness. White on green with no visual indication wa very hard for me to read at a glance.
 
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R_Allonce

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I am becoming less and less of a fan of IOS. One of my favorite things about IOS was that I knew exactly what to expect. More or less the experience was going to be the same no matter what device I went to. Jump to current IOS and there are so many bugs and variables that I am just never sure what will fully work. The questions that I have to ask too often "what bug fix am I going to have to Google today?" "Will this feature actually work the way I expect it to?" I am tired of over hyped features, I just want a stable OS.
 

GMShadow

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I am becoming less and less of a fan of IOS. One of my favorite things about IOS was that I knew exactly what to expect. More or less the experience was going to be the same no matter what device I went to. Jump to current IOS and there are so many bugs and variables that I am just never sure what will fully work. The questions that I have to ask too often "what bug fix am I going to have to Google today?" "Will this feature actually work the way I expect it to?" I am tired of over hyped features, I just want a stable OS.

Spoken like someone who hasn't been using it long. Even these issues aren't remotely approaching the pile of excrement that iOS 8 was.
 

iPhoneFan5349

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I’m confused by how the expected copy/paste behavior is supposed to work, if it’s not going to ask each time? I may not want it to ask one time, but I might another…?
Why would you want it to ask you if you wanna paste something you just copied? The issue is this. I copied something from twister today and then I pasted it in google to search it.

The prompt appeared asking me If I wanted to allow safari to copy the information from twitter. Now why would it ask me that?

The info that I already copied shouldn’t be on twitter, it should be on my clipboard. So when I paste the info safari shouldn’t even know that I copied that from twitter.

It doesn’t work that way though. It gets rid of the middle man, aka the user (me) and it tries to access the app information.

Why would it do that?

The way it is settled up Apple can’t know when an app is requesting access or when the user is doing it.
 
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GtrDude

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Keyboard freezes when using the Apple Mail app, ironically not when using Outlook.
Have to close the Mail app and go back in and then it'll work for a while.
 
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