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Paste issue fixed & battery indicator refined in new iOS 16.1 beta

Apple's iOS 16.1 developer beta released on Tuesday fixes a bug relating to pasting permissions, as well as makes revisions to how the battery indicator works.

Apple released the second developer beta for iOS 16.1 on Tuesday, and early exploration of the release reveals a few interesting additions to the iPhone operating system.

The first is a bug that has plagued iOS 16 users with prompts whenever they go to copy and paste data from one app into another. The repeated prompts have annoyed users, and Apple did confirm on Monday that it would be looking into the matter.

In the iOS 16.1 beta, it seems that Apple has fixed the bug that has caused the problem.

Another is a change to the battery indicator. In iOS 16, Apple added an option that allowed a percentage to be shown in the battery indicator instead of a visually depleting battery icon, on most currently-used iPhones. The new beta appears to combine the two concepts together.

The old filled battery icon (left), the new beta indicator (right)

Seen in the beta, the indicator now takes the form of the battery percentage, complete with the battery in the background. However, the battery now depletes its white color to give a visual representation of battery level, with the rest of the indicator turning grey.

More details of changes Apple has made to the beta are still being searched for, and will most likely surface over the coming days.