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  • Only Show the Status Bar's Battery Percentage When Critical With 'SmartBatteryPercentage'

    For some of that use jailbreak tweaks for modding out our Status Bars in iOS 7, we find that there is very limited space and that reducing clutter can be a helpful way to ensure that everything we need fits just right.

    Since the Status Bar has a battery icon that shows what the level of your battery is, it really isn't necessary to show the battery percentage; although, when the battery hits the red and every little drop in percentage seems critical, that's when the average iOS device user really wants to start seeing the numbers.

    A new free jailbreak tweak called SmartBatteryPercentage by iOS developer Timm Kandziora will make it so that the battery percentage only displays when the iOS device's battery reaches 20% or lower. Whenever the battery level is at 21% or higher, the battery percentage will disappear from the Status Bar, although the icon showing the battery level will remain in the Status Bar to at least give you an idea of how your battery is looking.

    This is useful for people with cluttered Status Bars that want to keep it looking clean and only show the additional space-hogging information when it's completely necessary.

    SmartBatteryPercentage adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure what happens while you're charging your device:

    When "Show Always" is turned on, while charging, the battery percentage will display even when your battery percentage is 21% or above. When disabled, the battery percentage will only display when your battery percentage is 20% or lower.

    Obviously, this tweak won't be for everyone. While there are people out there that would like to eliminate clutter in their Status Bar, there are also people out there that like to watch their battery percentage like a hawk all day long, so this tweak wouldn't be for those people out there.

    If you want to give SmartBatteryPercentage a try, it's available for free right now in Cydia's BigBoss repository. iOS 7 is required for the installation.

    Name: SmartBatteryPercentage
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.1-2
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.1.2
    Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1.2
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Timm Kandziora
    Editor's Rating:  4/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Show the Status Bar's Battery Percentage When Critical With 'SmartBatteryPercentage' started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. twahl3583's Avatar
      twahl3583 -
      Good idea. But one of the versions, 1.2 or something broke my settings app. If that's fixed I may redownload
    1. DEEPANGEORGE's Avatar
      Nice tweak for people who are not using alkaline tweak

      With Alkaline tweak and live battery indicator alkaline theme one can utilize the similar functionality some what close....
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      The better to be surprised by a low battery when you're hours from a charger.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by buggsy2 View Post
      The better to be surprised by a low battery when you're hours from a charger.
      It's not surprising you. You'll see the battery icon, and when it starts getting low, it'll THEN start breaking it down for you.

      Since the battery icon never disappears, where is the surprise?
    1. patoons's Avatar
      patoons -
      maybe would be better if you could set it to whatever % you like. I use bolt so I have no battery icon to go by.