I can’t be the only one that thinks it’s weird that Apple’s still using those focus stealing low battery alerts, can I? I mean, doesn’t it seem like Apple would have preferred to use iOS 5’s new banner notifications instead?

Well, apparently I’m not the only one who feels that way, because a new tweak has been released in Cydia named LowPowerBanner, and it does just that…

After installation, your low power alerts will now appear via a much-less obtrusive banner alert instead of the focus stealing alerts of yesteryear.

Interestingly enough, this exact same feature was requested on our latest episode of Ask Jeff:

can you get banner notification insteed of popup alert on lowbattery warning and those kind of popup alerts?


I’m not sure if this was a direct response to that inquiry, but congrats to jenyuan526, your request has been granted.

LowPowerBanner features no app icons or settings to configure, just install it and it starts working. Obviously this tweak requires you to be on iOS 5 since it utilizes iOS 5’s banner notification feature.

Do you think you’d prefer this manner of low power alert, or are you content with what we currently have?

  • I was looking for something like this for a long time. Im just tired of the notification that appears on all the screen.

  • FYI all – Cost is FREE

  • Can’t find it?

    • mordechai eliyahu

      its one word

    • Mutley HHB

      nor can i :/

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to see a few options for this tweak. I like the idea of the low-profile banner alert for battery warnings at 20% or 15%, but perhaps at 10% I do want the HOLY-SMOKES-STOP-EVERYTHING style alert. Or maybe set that to 5% and have 10% be a banner alert. I agree that the focus-stealing alert for 20% is annoying as even at 20%, I still have plenty of time left.

    • Anonymous

      This very true. At least until I get used to not ignoring the banner :p

      But, man, this is too much complaining on our part hahaha we should be happy— this tweak is awesome!!!

  • Love this tweek! hey Jeff i was wondering if you could help me! I was wondering if there was some sort of sbsetting toggle option for switching my default answering to Speaker instead of the headset ! I’d love this for when i have my phone on its mount and in the car ! it would save some time from going into accessibility settings everytime. thanks.

  • O. Bakerman

    Does this play nicely with PowerAlerter?

  • Thank you Jeff, I’m sure I would have missed this amazing tweak if you haven’t blogged about it!

  • He has a wife and kids I believe, he’s also straight. So I think that’s any chance of a gay marriage with him blown out the water dude, no hard feelings.

    • Anonymous

      LOL I think he was only referring to the ring on Jeff’s finger on the screenshot.

    • Anonymous

      well that was more awkward than it needed to be haha

  • David Villamizar

    you are freaking me out S:

  • Oh. My. God. This may be the most awesome 3.4 KB file i’ve ever downloaded.

  • About time someone made this Cydia Tweak. Going to download It now!

  • Anonymous

    Finally. A small good tweak. Downloading it now.

  • Now THIS is a great idea!

  • Dan

    nice tweak, always something interesting in your articles Jeff

  • I’m tired of my games always pausing because of the notification. This is great!

  • not compatible with 4.2.1 what a pity!!!

  • Not work with tweaks poweralert 🙁