Get a better understanding of your iPhone’s signal strength with Bars

Has your iPhone’s signal strength indicator ever lied to you? Perhaps it showed that you had poor cell phone reception, but you were still able to make perfectly clear phone calls. Or vice versa?

Well, if you’re losing faith in the 5 little bars that sit in the top left hand corner of your handset, you may want to check out Bars. The new jailbreak tweak promises to give you a more accurate reading of your iPhone’s cell service…

Bars developer, phoenix3200, describes the tweak as a signal indicator replacement for your iPhone that “lets you see more about your signal strength, without having to decode what its RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indicator) is.”

Installing the package is as simple as it gets, and there’s no settings to mess with or customize. After your handset re-springs, the utility takes effect. I noticed that after I installed it, the end signal bar was only half full instead of full-sized.

I suppose this tweak could come in handy for folks who are in areas with varying degrees of signal strength, but I don’t think I’ll have much use for it since I am constantly connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Nevertheless, if you want to try out Bars for yourself, it’s available in Cydia, in the BigBoss repo, for free.

What do you think of Bars?