Powerleft shows how much usage time remains on the iPad’s battery

By , Sep 10, 2012

The usage time remaining statistic is something we all tend to take for granted on our laptops, but it’s not something we’re accustomed to having on our tablets; at least iOS tablets, that is.

Powerleft is a jailbreak tweak that aims to fix this oversight, adding a usage remaining indicator conveniently in the iPad’s status bar. Now you’ll be better equipped to know if you can sit through that 3 hour movie, without reaching for the charging cable.

The settings panel for Powerleft contains a wide range of adjustments that mainly center around the look of the status bar. The panel can look a bit daunting at first glance, until you realize that most settings are aimed at the way the tweak looks, instead of functions.

There is a primary setting that changes how the power remaining indicator is calculated, but I found that the variance between each setting was fairly minimal. With that in mind, it’s totally possible to install Powerleft without feeling like you have to go in and adjust all of the settings. It’s very much plug and play.

Sadly, the tweak is iPad only at the moment. That likely has more to do with the real estate available on the iPhone’s status bar, more than anything else. If you look through the comments on YouTube, you’ll find a few enterprising individuals that have been able to work around the restriction.

At $0.99, I can recommend Powerleft. It makes you feel a bit more comfortable when using the iPad in low power situations. Head over to Cydia’s BigBoss repo today and check it out. Afterwards, be sure to share your thoughts about Powerleft in the comments below.

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  • http://twitter.com/neilsardesai Neil Sardesai

    Really wish there were an iPhone equivalent. Seems like a great tweak.

    • http://twitter.com/redevil1987 Damian W

      I talked to the developer, he said iPhone version is coming soon, next week. Btw, very nice guy, eager to improve the tweak and open to many suggestions.

      • No more Obama

        then he is a developer who is deserving of our cash

      • http://www.facebook.com/CL3M3NTY3O Clement Yeo

        absolutely

      • http://twitter.com/redevil1987 Damian W

        you decide if he deserves it. One buck?

  • josh

    This only works from iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android devices: Go to the app store and download the app called ‘App trailers’. Once downloaded click on the app and click on the bonus code offer. Redeem bonus code “trailer250″. You will instantly receive the points for this and will be able to redeem them for Amazon, Starbucks, Xbox, Facebook and Playstation giftcards + many more.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1328808990 Bhuvan Kalra

      You duck my sick!

      • Dan

        duck it!!! (made me lol)

      • Outhig

        Wrong way round mate :’)

  • Dan

    looks like a good tweak, more useful for iPhone imo since the iPad has a longer battery life. Will buy iPhone version for sure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Markieze-Anthony-Mitchell/768663899 Markieze Anthony Mitchell

    cant wait for it to come out for iphone..

  • http://twitter.com/Karenjs Karen

    Jeff, I see Banners+ on your tweak list.. I have been checking for that since your review of it a couple months ago (I have NotiPad, which is ok, but still suffering blurry issues)..but I must not have the right repo for it. Can someone post the repo for Banners+ ? Thanks!