For those of you that are like hawks when it comes to watching your iOS device's battery life with every change that you make, there's a handy new application in Cydia called BatteryLife by iOS developer rbt available that gives you a whole bunch of useful information in a pretty little iOS 7-esque interface.
Shown above, the application is very polished-looking, and it's very simple too. The application shows you the following useful information:
- Battery Charge Percent (based on mAh)
- Capacity (based on mAh)
- Voltage (based on mV)
- Amount of Charge Cycles
- Current Battery Temperature (your choice of ºC or ºF)
- Current Charging State
- Maximum Amount of Charger Current (in mA)
- Amount of Discharge Current (in mA)
The information is beautifully delivered in a simplistic interface, and is updated every 20 seconds to be current with the device as you use the application. If you're unsure of what something means, you can tap on the little "i" information button to the left of the item to get a detailed explanation of what the item stands for. From the settings button at the top of the application, you can switch between ºC or ºF for battery temperature.
This application will be handy in letting you know whether or not your battery is performing as expected, and if you suspect you're experiencing a faulty battery, this application will certainly be the tool to help you find out if you need a new one.
If you want to give BatteryLife a try, it's available for free in Cydia's ModMyi repository. The application is only for iOS 7 devices, and works with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.4
Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.4, iPad Mini with retina display running iOS 7.0.4
Editor's Rating: 5/5