Customize your iPhone’s battery indicator with SmoothBattery

Out all the different indicators that appear in your iPhone’s Status Bar, the battery indicator is one of the most pertinent. But while it’s great at its job of displaying how much battery life you have left, it doesn’t have much to speak for in terms of user customization.

A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed SmoothBattery by iOS developer CydiaGeek changes that by providing iOS device users with a host of new battery indicator-centric configuration options.

Upon installation, you’ll find a new preference pane in the Settings app:

Here, you can:

  • Toggle custom battery indicator color on or off
    • Choose the custom color you’d like via a color picker
  • Hide the battery image when connecting to a power source
  • Hide the percentage charged text when connecting to a power source
  • Hide the transition text containing the percentage charged
  • Hide the yellow battery when low on power
  • Remove the black edges around the battery icon
  • Disable iOS’ low power alert when the battery level gets too low
  • Disable sound and vibration
  • Disable the bolt icon in the battery indicator when charging
  • Put the numeric battery percentage inside the battery icon on the iPhone X

The developer includes a respring button at the bottom of the preference pane that can be used to save any changes you make.

If you’re trying to make your iPhone’s battery level indicator stand out from the rest of the crowd, or you just feel like colorizing it your way, then SmoothBattery is a great place to start.

Those interested in trying SmoothBattery can download it for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repository. The tweak plays nicely with all jailbroken devices running iOS 9 through 11.

Have you tried SmoothBattery yet? If so, then what’s your favorite feature? Share in the comments section below.