Apple iDevice May 30, 2018

The way iOS displays your current battery Level has been approximately the same as the first iteration of the mobile operating system; albeit with a few minor changes found in a number of the most significant updates over recent years.

For anybody interested in a new spin on iOS’ battery level indicator, a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed BatteryBar from iOS developer DGh0st might grab some attention. BatteryBar replaces IOS’ stock battery level indicator using a new bar that spans the full width of this apparatus’s display.

As a subtle detail, BatteryBar adopts the present color of the inventory battery level indicator. In this case, it’s yellow because Low Power Mode is switched on; it would display green or red differently, based on your current battery level.

If you happen to be a /r/jailbreak user, then you have stumbled upon this concept. It was originally asked specifically for the iPhone X such it would take benefit of the OLED Display’s top notch. Regrettably, BatteryBar just operates on non-iPhone X apparatus as of this writing, but that may change in the future.

BatteryBar Jailbreak Tweak

Once you install BatteryBar, you will find a new preference pane in the Settings app where you can configure a bevy of choices:

Here, you can:

  • Toggle the tweak on or off on demand
  • Choose the default Status Bar text color (black, white, or default)
  • Hide or show the Status Bar’s stock battery level indicator icon
  • Hide or display the Status Bar’s inventory charging icon
  • Configure the depth of BatteryBar
  • Choose whether BatteryBar displays at the top or bottom of this Status Bar
  • Configure BatteryBar’s orientation (left, center, or right)
  • Configure BatteryBar’s colour scheme (default, solid, or gradient)
  • Adjust BatteryBar’s opacity
  • Enable or disable a pulsing effect like you would see on some other manufacturers’ phones

The Developer involves a Respring button in the top right of the preference pane, however, it remains disabled until you change a few of the settings. When you do, it becomes tappable and you are going to want to use it to save your changes.

If you want to provide BatteryBar a shot on your own, then you can Download it at no cost from Cydia’s BigBoss repository. The tweak works on All jailbroken iOS 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 apparatus (excluding the iPhone X).

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