Vox: a minimalistic spin on the battery indicator

By , Jun 18, 2013

Vox

Looking for a minimalistic battery indicator, yet don’t want to fool with any WinterBoard themes? If so, then you just got a brand new option. Vox is a recently released jailbreak tweak that reimagines the stock battery indicator for something a bit more subtle and minimalistic.

The tweak outright forgoes the numerical percentage, and eschews the skeuomorphic battery indicator for something a bit more abstract. Have a look at our video walkthrough for more details…

Vox replaces the battery icon with a circle, and as your battery life decreases the fill within the circle becomes smaller and smaller. When your battery life drops below 20%, the circle turns red to provide you with additional warning. Conversely, the battery is green to denote a full charge. Charging your battery yields a simple lightning bolt icon.

If you’re someone who needs to know the exact percentage of the battery, then don’t worry, Vox has you covered. Just swipe down on the status bar to reveal Notification Center, and you’ll be greeted with the standard Vox battery icon with the percentage superimposed. It’s a quick and easy way to check the exact percentage without the numerical reading always littering your status bar.

Vox is a great looking jailbreak tweak, and a nice alternative to the boring old battery icon. Let me know if you plan on trying it out in the comments below.

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  • iamse7en

    Stupid.

    • Chuck Finley

      And your comment isn’t?

  • Tiago Alexandre De Noronha

    i like it

  • Leviscus Tempris

    I really hope Jeff keeps his video style. I love watching it in portrait mode full screen on iPhone. It’s just like its my phone as a preview. Really sweet!

    Like the minimalist style here. But maybe too small. Also takes up what seems as the same space on status bar.

    • Jeff

      Thanks, I plan on keeping it.

      • Leviscus Tempris

        Best to have iPhone in center of video. I remember the phone being on closest to one side and full screen showed half the preview.

  • AppleAnalist

    Love it, the dev has put a lot of thought into this tweak its very subtle and what live battery indicator should have been more like.

    • Cameron Nelms

      Your user name is Internet-gold XD

  • Kevin Guzman

    Looks pretty cool! Will definitely install it on my iPhone.

  • Bankai44

    Awesome little tweak for a minimalistic battery indicator! Great work Apextweaks! Great video Jeff!

  • Abe Villa

    what can be more minimalistic than %100?

  • J™

    Whats the diff between this and LBI?

  • czbird

    Ok, stupid question. Now I have installed Vox instead of Bold and ended up with both circle and percentage in the status bar. How do I disable the percentage?

    • czbird

      Ok, got it. Had to reinstall Bolt again and disable percentage in its settings. Then reinstall Vox. Standard toggle did not work.

  • czbird

    Note: On iPad, there’s no percentage showing up in the circle when NC is pulled down.

  • Marijan

    lame tweak, tried it and deleted after few hours. Percentage is too hard to see, design is too minimalistic and doesnt mach the signal bar on the other side of notification bar..

  • http://WorldstarHipHop.com/ Joshua Jones Makaveli

    Crap

  • Tyler

    wheres the vid?

  • http://lucaskunert.com/ Lucas Kunert

    This tweak doesn’t even work for me.