Battery Status provides spoken and pop-up battery alerts

By , Nov 13, 2012

Battery Status is a jailbreak tweak that will keep you informed about the status of your iOS device’s battery. Battery Status provides either a spoken or pop-up alert, or a combination of the two — with both outlaying your current battery life situation.

This $0.99 tweak will tell you how much battery life you have remaining, how much you need to get to 100%, and how long it will take you to get to a fully charged battery. Take a look at our video walkthrough inside for a full synopsis of how it works.

The settings panel for Battery Status can be used to pick the type of alert you wish to receive: Spoken, Text, or a combination of both, along with the actions required to invoke said alert. There are three actions to choose from: plugging your iDevice in, removing the iDevice from power, and an activator action — which in itself can be a variety of different actions.

I do wish there were more options for Battery Status, like the ability to make it tell you the status at certain time intervals, or the ability to increase or limit the amount of information spoken to you. Besides that small gripe, I do think it is a well designed tweak, and I experienced no bugs while testing it out.

For $0.99 on Cydia’s ZodTTD & MacCiti repo, you too can have battery alerts spoken to you. I guess it just depends on how much of a battery hawk you happen to be. I’m usually always near a charger, so I’ll have little use for Battery Status in the real world. But for those who remain concerned about their battery life throughout the day, it is a nice tweak to have at ones disposal.

What do you think? Would Battery Status help you to batter manage your battery?

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  • http://twitter.com/jkgao Junkang Xie

    I wonder how accurate it is..

  • jose castro

    Isn’t there a tweak like this already?

  • @dongiuj

    And adds even more drainage to the less than capable battery.

    • Dan

      exactly what I was thinking

  • chjode

    Hurry up, iPhone 5 jailbreak! I almost wish I’d kept my iPhone 4 to use some of these jailbreak tweaks.

    • Guy Person

      How about you try into getting the Jailbreak Development yourself if your in such in a rush. These things take time, also remember these developers are doing this for free and have regular lives just like us.

  • http://twitter.com/Tarek0593 Tarek Hamadi

    not compatible with iOS 6

  • Damian W

    pretty useless, but interesting. How lazy do I need to be to have an alert show up on my screen, instead of just looking at the status bar indicator?

    • RarestName

      When you are in a full screen game.

      • Damian W

        Well, as I said I would have no use for it. I did not even have this issue when I play full screen games. BTW, there is a tweak which is called Full status Bar ( something like this) it allows you to swipe to view the entire status bar when you are in full screen.

    • Fazmie Hex

      Up 2 u la want use or not.

  • Yeah

    I get the idea of the tweak but really want the point iOS settings already let’s you see the percent setting>general>usage>show battery percentage
    Really no need for it to speak unless your blind of course