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05-08-2014, 08:32 PM #1
'Fixated' Hopes to Help You Save Your Battery and Control How Long You Use Your Device
You probably use your iOS device(s) a lot during the day, and then you might wonder why your battery level gets so low. A new jailbreak tweak called Fixated by iOS developer Javier Brito is now available in Cydia's BigBoss repository to help you monitor the length of time that you use your device, and help you preserve your battery life.
The tweak adds a number of options to your device that can help you preserve your battery life as long as possible, as well as help let you know when it's time to take a break from using it. The tweak adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure the various options to your liking:
There are difference sections in the Settings application with different options you can configure. You can do various things such as configuring a break reminder that will tell you when you should take a break from using your iOS device (taking a break would obviously help you conserve your battery life), you can skip the Lock Screen or go straight to your passcode screen when the device automatically locks itself, and you can skip the lock screen or go straight to your passcode screen when you press on the sleep button.
In addition you will be able to configure an auto-backlight dim time for the Home Screen, an auto-lock time for the Home Screen, a battery tint level, a battery tint color, and a battery tint opacity. The battery tint will basically tint your display based on your current battery percentage. The tint will take up a portion of your screen, depending on what your battery level actually is. For example, in the screenshot below where the battery percentage is 51%, the tint takes up about half of the display:
The tint would take up the whole screen at 100%, 2/3 of the screen at 67%, 1/3 of the screen at 33%, and so on.
The battery tint features can also be configure for the Lock Screen, and you can configure an auto-dim time for the Lock Screen, as well as remove the battery icon from the Lock Screen. Other miscellaneous features include removing the dock background and receiving an alert at whatever battery level that you consider to be low enough to need a charge.
The developer promises that many other features are going to come to the tweak in time based on user request. Moreover, while the tweak is a paid tweak, if you financially can't purchase the tweak, the developer is flexible and will consider personal requests via Twitter or e-mail.
The tweak offers a nice collection of features that you might enjoy taking advantage of, although the tint feature may just be a visual distraction for some people.
If you would like to give Fixated a try, it's available in Cydia's BigBoss repository for $1.99. The tweak works on iOS 7 and works on both 32-bit and 64-bit iOS devices.
Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.6
Tested on: iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.6
Developer: Javier Brito
Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5
05-08-2014, 08:59 PM #2
05-09-2014, 04:38 AM #3
just installed... this breaks TransparentDock
05-09-2014, 08:26 AM #4
Why isn't there a tweak that monitors the individual battery drain of each app? That's the only way to really extend battery life, with accurate data instead of random speculation.
05-10-2014, 01:09 AM #5