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  • Save Battery Life and View Battery Stats With 'BattSaver'


    For those of you that don’t mind increasing the battery life on your iPhones, there’s a new application in Cydia by iOS developer Xvolks that you should check out called BattSaver. It increases your battery life by adjusting system options that use battery power even while your device is in standby mode, such as Push, wireless radios, Location, and more.

    When you install BattSaver, you will find a new application icon on the home screen. The application is where you go to adjust your settings and view battery information. None of the data is presented in the Settings application. One of the handy options the application contains is a graphing feature, which keeps a graphed history about certain characteristics of your battery over time:



    The graph can be customized to show information such as battery capacity in mAh, temperature in Celsius (x100), instant amperage in mA, and load average anywhere between 1-15 minutes (x100). You can hide and show any of the information that you want and each line is color-coated so you know the difference.

    In addition to the graph, which records and displays data over time, BattSaver comes with a list view for battery information that shows you the last-known status of your iPhone’s battery:



    Ascending away from the information part of BattSaver, the application also comes with some valuable functionality – system control features that can save your battery life:



    Battery saving techniques can be found in the Settings section of the BattSaver application. Here, you will be able to delete graph data, or change your battery saving options. The options range depending on how strict you want to be:
    • None – nothing is changed; battery will drain at a normal rate
    • Normal – cellular and Wi-Fi radios are disabled when the device is put to sleep to save battery
    • Aggressive – cellular data is disabled whenever you are connected to a Wi-Fi network
    • Ultimate – all wireless radios disabled and must be turned on manually
    • Custom



    The custom option inside of BattSaver's settings allows the user to go in-depth and select what they want to do. It comes with options for managing Wi-Fi, 3G, Edge, Push, Bluetooth, and location services. In addition, the custom feature comes with options for when these services should be enabled and disabled – this gives the user complete control over how much battery drain the device suffers over a period of time.

    If you have seen what disabling these features manually can do for your iPhone’s battery, then why not allow BattSaver to manage them automatically for you? BattSaver’s automatic service enabling and disabling will save you not only battery, but also time, since you won’t have to play around with your settings all the time. The additional statistics that the application has are a great way to see the difference that the application makes.

    Name: BattSaver
    Price: $2.99
    Version: 1.0.2
    Requirements: iPhone
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Xvolks
    Editor's Rating:  4/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Save Battery Life and View Battery Stats With 'BattSaver' started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. Golfinglenn's Avatar
      Golfinglenn -
      Can someone describe to me what those modes mean? I am curious if I am connected to Wifi and have it in aggressive mode, will I still get all texts and email pushes instantly? Then if I am in aggressive and not connected to wifi, it goes to normal? Thanks.
    1. oneduality's Avatar
      oneduality -
      Weird .. it says 21 comments to the article, but when I logged in to comment it says 1 comment .. when I log out they are all there... Ugh!

      No clue if anyone can see this then .. but I purchased the app and ever since then my wifi works but after a while.. wifi quits working all together, even if I go into settings.. disable wifi, re-enable it .. it won't connect.. it does this at work as well .. then when I go into the app and set the power saving to none ( it was set to normal ) .. wifi begins working again..
    1. Hedrush's Avatar
      Hedrush -
      Doesn't work as advertised. Sometimes the radios don't come on and a respring doesn't help, so a reboot is required. This seems to happen when you bring up your sbsettings, causing some sort of conflict with the app meaning your toggles on sbsettings take precedent
    1. subarurider's Avatar
      subarurider -
      I bought BattSaver from Cydia, is just another crapping way to spent three bucks, it’s worthless, even if you apply your custom settings it will turn everything off, which means you may as well just switch your device completely off to have the same results, nothing works; emails, sms, lockinfo , nothing shows in nine hours, and even with the phone connected to power.
    1. Gavla79's Avatar
      Gavla79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hedrush View Post
      Doesn't work as advertised. Sometimes the radios don't come on and a respring doesn't help, so a reboot is required. This seems to happen when you bring up your sbsettings, causing some sort of conflict with the app meaning your toggles on sbsettings take precedent
      I agree it doesn't work as advertised but the toggles in sbsettings are only shortcuts to the toggles in the settings app e.g. Settings/WiFi or Settings/General/Network/Mobile Data
      I've given it a go for a few days and got rid, I suppose if something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

      And everybody seems to be having different Problems/Issues/Conflicts so Its not clear what the issue is. If this was the only thing installed on a freshly JB'en device I may do what is says on the tin but I don't think it's worth the effort of testing that theory....
    1. AGIAMIU's Avatar
      AGIAMIU -
      I told you from the beginning , this product doesn't work as advertised. is full of bugs and I hope if they do and update to be for free and not BattSave 2.1 and another $3. Conclusion never buy until you see comments and feed back from regular Joe like me and not programming gurus.
    1. alexwallis's Avatar
      alexwallis -
      Well, I woke up this morning and found a message from Xvolks in my inbox, so that's progress.
      I have checked my phone, and found crash reports relating to BattSaver, I have replied to him asking how I submit these to him, as I have never submitted reports to a developer before, so not sure how to do it.
      I guess it might involve installing crash reporter and syslogd?
    1. Gavla79's Avatar
      Gavla79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by alexwallis View Post
      Well, I woke up this morning and found a message from Xvolks in my inbox, so that's progress.
      I have checked my phone, and found crash reports relating to BattSaver, I have replied to him asking how I submit these to him, as I have never submitted reports to a developer before, so not sure how to do it.
      I guess it might involve installing crash reporter and syslogd?
      No need for crash reporter in if i remember correctly in cydia/manage.packages into Battsaver thats installed then contact then author it should attach cydia log and dkpg log to a email u can also put text in the body of the email.
      Or the easy was is to go into the crash report and select all, copy and paste into a email
    1. Padgoi's Avatar
      Padgoi -
      I bought this on day one. 1.0.1 didn't save settings. Waited for 1.0.2. Volks said he worked out all bugs. He didn't and he hasn't responded to any of my emails or tweets. The problems I'm still seeing on 1.0.2:

      - Even though the settings say they have saved, they are not functioning. I have the 3G radio set to STAY ON yet whenever I connect to a WiFi connection, it turns off and stays off until I manually turn it back on. Then after a few minutes, it turns back off.

      - Since I've downloaded this, I've had the 4S No Service bug not once but TWICE now. Since uninstalling, it hasn't happened since.

      This has bugs and needs to be fixed ASAP. You can't just release a mod with these kinds of capabilities that doesn't work nearly as described.
    1. kbcox0327's Avatar
      kbcox0327 -
      This app sucks. Period. I've never seen an app that has been so aggressively advertised that DOES NOT WORK. Yes, it will turn your radios off but, no matter what settings you have set, they do no turn back on. THIS is the main reason why people use nefarious repos.
    1. Golfinglenn's Avatar
      Golfinglenn -
      Love the idea, but app has lots of bugs. Data has to be turned on manually, even after uninstalling app. Hopefully they get it fixed!!!
    1. alexwallis's Avatar
      alexwallis -
      I sent my crash log to Xvolks,
      he said the issue should be fixed in the BattSaver upgrade, which has just gone live on bigboss in the past few minutes.
      I installed the upgrade, and it still doesn't even run, I have written to Xvolks telling him this and asking if I can give him any more information.
      I am beginning to think this package should be pulled from bigboss and Xvolks should take as much time as he needs to look at it and do more bug fixing and testing.
      I am happy to keep trying to help Xvolks, but if it won't even run by the end of the 30 days I have to ask for a refund I will be approaching Saurik for my money.
      As it is I guess we all still have quite a bit of time before we lose our money, so no harm waiting a bit longer in case it gets fixed up.
    1. Golfinglenn's Avatar
      Golfinglenn -
      No updates and no reply on here from developer. This app should be pulled from cydia and everyone refunded until its fixed!!!!!!!
    1. jblacken's Avatar
      jblacken -
      What has people's experience been with the 1.1.0 upgrade? I still have to toggle WiFi back on periodically, but my battery life improvement is impressive!
    1. alexwallis's Avatar
      alexwallis -
      Just an update.
      I have been working closely with Xvolks, and he along with someone else has identified the source of the problem why I couldn't get the app to run.
      The reason is down to a bug in IOS that affects the iPhone VoiceOver accessibility feature, he said he will be able to fix the problem, but its a lot of work, and the fix certainly won't be in the next update.
      But its good he is working on it, and hopefully the underlying bug will be fixed in ios6 so that he won't have to code around it.