Vox: a minimalistic spin on the battery indicator


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.