BatteryStatusBar is a recently released tweak that allows you to add a battery indicator to the top of the iPhone’s screen. The indicator, which rests in the same location as the status bar, reflects your current battery status using a colored bar.

The color of the BatteryStatusBar changes depending on your battery level. A green bar means you have over 65% of battery life remaining, and the color changes to orange or red as the battery level decreases. BatteryStatusBar isn’t perfect, but it’s a different take on battery level awareness. Have a look at our full walkthrough inside for more details.

Once BatteryStatusBar is installed, you may have to reboot your device to see the tweak. I had quite a few problems getting the tweak to work on my iPhone 5s, but a full reboot solved the issue.

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You’ll find a preference panel for the tweak inside of the stock Settings app. Inside its preferences, you’ll see a kill switch along with an option to enable a thinner status bar.

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In my opinion the thinner status bar looks much better than the wide status bar. The wide status bar interferes with app badge icons for apps that appear on the top row of the Home screen.

In my testing with BatteryStatusBar, I found it to be erratic and and times completely inaccurate when it came to reporting battery life. It’s the type of tweak that will seriously benefit from some iterative release refinements.

You can find BatteryStatusBar for $0.99 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. At this point in the game, I’d recommend waiting for a few updates to appear before spending any coin on this tweak. What do you think?

  • Marcus Gomita

    I think that this is ridiculously groovy and awesome!

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  • PainToad

    Further proof the jailbreak scene is running out of ideas.

    • Antzboogie

      No their not what are you talking about fool? This tweak is awesome maybe to little for your brain to comprehend.

      • PainToad

        I’m not about to debate anything with some kid with anime as their display pic.

      • Carlos Gomes

        Hey! I like anime too and I’m not a kid!

      • Dan

        Your user name is PainToad and you put down someone for their avatar pic?

      • Antzboogie

        Your name is PainToad with no image as an avatar and you talking? Lmao.

    • RayDonovan

      Couldnt agree with you more.

    • You mean it’s further proof that idownloadblig has ran out of stuff to review lol

  • Maxim∑

    Dont say its a feature “invented” by the jailbreak community that Apple will steal, its been on Android for a while

    • Edmond Koh

      Gotta agree. This is an android feature developed really long time ago. It’s definitely not original from the jb community.

      • ReanimationXP

        I made this exact program with a Half-Life theme for laptops like 10 years ago, so I guess Android actually stole it from me huh?

  • illK†Δ

    Once it has been refined I’ll spend 99¢ but until then I’m going to pass on this. Looks cool, just not 99¢ cool (yet)

  • OQR

    Off Topic Question : Jeff, Seb, Cody what are your opinions about hackintoshing and the community that surrounds it ? Do you guys advocate it ?

    • Andreas

      I’m also interested to see what their opinions are, even though I never got hackintosh to work with my drivers.

  • Freddie Webster

    There needs to be a tweak where you can 1. Rotate the home screen orientation. 2. Put a slide show on you home and lock screen.

  • Aditya Bhatt

    Funny how Apple users bash Android and most of the Jailbreak tweaks are imitating Android features.

    • Carlos Gomes

      It’s interesting that you brought that, considering the “meh” feedback this tweak has.

  • on3simpleclick

    Or you know, you could just look at the battery ‘percentage’ number.

  • For a sec I was thinking Apple actually took such a stupid move in removing the battery indicator from the iOS 7 status bar…glad that’s not the case.

  • Andres

    That looks so cheesy

  • Dan

    the thin bar is not bad, wouldn’t pay for this tweak though

  • Stokies993

    It looks really tacky and shit…

  • Freddie Webster

    Slideshow screensaver

  • Akw6190

    Man, not that i’d be able to create something like this, but as far a tweaks go, this doesn’t seem to be up to par with some of the other stuff on here. I mean, what’s the ponit?

  • Charley Harper

    Does anyone know if there is something similar to this for Android? I recently bought a G3 and I use to use this with my iPhone and I really miss it. Any help would be appreciated.