BattSaver

BattSaver, a battery saving jailbreak app that we reviewed in-depth a couple of years ago, has been updated for iOS 7 compatibility. It’s basically the same jailbreak release that we reviewed before, except this time around it works for iOS 7 and arm64 devices like the iPhone 5s.

As we explained in our initial review, BattSaver isn’t necessarily performing any magic, it just manages the radios on your device in such a way so that you can save battery life. Many of the same strategies are incorporated in this updated version of BattSaver, including Normal and Aggressive battery saving strategies. Have a look inside for more details.

After installing BattSaver for iOS 7, you’ll find an app icon for the app on your Home screen. The app icon isn’t very attractive—it’s a picture of a bat with a green shield in front of it. I wish that the icon had been updated to better reflect the look and feel of iOS 7, but at the end of the day, it’s just an app icon and has no bearing on the app’s function.

Opening the app reveals a bevy of different sections for you to explore. The main section that you’ll be visiting, at least initially, is the settings section. In the app’s settings, you’ll find many toggles to customize how the app works. There are toggles for switching the radios on lock and unlock, car mode—a mode for turning Bluetooth on while charging—and various others. As you can tell, not only are there pure battery saving strategies, but there are also features like the car mode for added convenience.

BattSaver for iOS 7

The main section that you’ll find in BattSaver’s settings is the strategy section. The strategy section provides you with six different modes for managing battery life. The sections are as follows:

  • None
  • iMessage friendly
  • Normal
  • Aggressive
  • Ultimate
  • Custom

Each strategy has its own advantages and disadvantages, but if you aren’t feeling any of the pre-determined battery saving strategies, you can select the custom strategy to fully customize the app to your liking.

The whole purpose of the tweak is to automatically switch off battery-draining components when they are not in use. In the end, you’ll need to decide how aggressive you want to be with this in order to acquire the best battery life versus convenience balance.

BattSaver info

For someone like me, who is rarely, if ever, concerned about battery life, I have to admit that BattSaver for iOS 7 is quite the compelling package. If I was going to use any so-called battery saving strategy, whether it be an app or a tweak, this would definitely be it. It’s the most robust, most comprehensive and most straightforward package you’ll find. Best of all, it doesn’t claim to do anything by slight of hand. BattSaver for iOS 7 is straightforward and up-front about what it’s doing to your device in order to try to save precious battery life.

BattSaver for iOS 7 costs $3.99 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. What do you think? Share your comments and opinions about BattSaver down in the comments section.

  • Another excellent solution to power drainage would be a better battery;-)

    • J. Rockwell

      A bigger battery doesn’t alter the rate at which your phone will drain power. The best solution to power drainage is to understand that there are lots of ways your phone is killing your battery life, and most of the time these are settings that the average user never even uses.

      • Markus Hudobnik

        He said “better” 🙂

      • J. Rockwell

        “Hoping and betting on better battery technology is a fool’s errand.” – Tony Fadel (Chief executive of Nest, and former Apple Vice President who led iPhone and iPod development.)

        Good luck with that.

      • mrgerbik

        i like comments where people have to actively diagree with someone – just because they can

  • Maxim∑

    This look great! I wonder how much battery it can actually save

  • Thiago Vaccaro

    Thanks to this app my battery increased by the double

  • Jeff

    Can’t get the periodic check under custom to successfully check push email – any hints?

  • Allen Greathouse

    This is by far the ugliest app I have ever seen

    • Hmmm

      Whatsapp and PKGBackup are pretty ugly.

      • J. Rockwell

        lol @ PKGBackup!!!

    • JulianZH

      It’s not the best looking app but it works!

  • beet

    I miss BatteryDoctorPro, i hope its updated to support iOS 7 soon

    • Justin rulton

      …me too, that was one of my favourites, keep hoping to see an update every time I open Cydia!

  • Pramod Mohandas

    Those Icons.. -_-

  • Grolubao

    I remember back in the day that some people got their radios screwed over and had to restore. Is this version stable?

    • ConduciveMammal

      I’ve been using it for about a week and had no issues with it as of yet

  • pokaprophet

    This works pretty well. Putting my email on full manual (no push, no fetch) was best battery saver ever. But I have a happy situation of none of my email being time critical.

  • Kiss István

    Is there any discount who earlier bought the iOS 6 version?

  • James McDermott

    Downloaded but not showing up in my settings and no app on home screen. Anyone else got this problem?

  • Kelvin Chong

    Icontrol is better in a sense that it makes your phone go to Edge and will only go to 3G when certain apps are turned/kept on. It has only a second delay before switching to 3G and will force maintain 3G while Battsaver will only switch to 3G when it wants to. It also does the same function as Battsaver minus the fancy graph and details about your battery.

    The only downside to iControl is that is does not support 4G/LTE but that’s a compromise I’m ok with.

    Can we get a review of that? and maybe someone can tell the author to port it to IOS7 since I can’t find a single trace of them online anymore.

  • mav3rick

    iBatteryInfoPro is looking a lot better and doing very good battery saving actions.

  • iltas

    Plz which one is best option fir battery save I’m using 4g