MagSafe Controller lets jailbreakers customize the MagSafe charging animation

It wasn’t long after Apple began demoing the new MagSafe charging animation for the iPhone 12 & 12 Pro lineups that the jailbreak community began requesting a similar charging animation for their existing iPhones. As a result, two new jailbreak tweaks were released last week to port those features over to various pwned handsets.

But what if you weren’t happy with how the MagSafe charging animation looked out of the box? A week ago, you would have been S.O.L., but thanks to a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed MagSafe Controller by iOS developer Tomasz Poliszuk, you can customize various aesthetics of the MagSafe charging animation to suit your personality.

Once installed, MagSafe Controller adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app where users can configure options pertaining to various parameters of the MagSafe charging animation interface:

Here, you can:

  • Toggle MagSafe Controller on or off on demand
  • Adjust the scaling of the bolt image
  • Adjust the scaling of the surrounding charge ring
  • Adjust the thickness of the line
  • Adjust the font size of the text label
  • Choose between green, yellow, and red colors for normal battery charge
  • Choose between green, yellow, and red colors for Low Power Mode
  • Choose between light or dark background blur
  • Reset all settings to their defaults
  • Respring your device to save any changes you make

One thing worth noting is that MagSafe Controller only works with Apple’s native MagSafe charging animation interface. With that in mind, the tweak is intended for devices using Poliszuk’s previous tweak called MagSafe Enabler, but should also work with iPhone 12 & 12 Pro handsets when a jailbreak becomes available for them.

Unfortunately, MagSafe Controller doesn’t seem like working with a tweak called MagSafe, which ported much of the interface to unsupported devices on iOS 13. Although it works, it appears to clash with the interface and produce unsightly scaling effects, so we’d recommend only using it with MagSafe Enabler on jailbroken iOS 14 devices until this gets rectified.

Those interested in trying MagSafe Controller may download the tweak for free from the BigBoss repository via their favorite package manager. MagSafe Controller supports jailbroken iOS 13 devices and is open source on the developer’s GitHub page.

Do you plan to give MagSafe Controller a try? Tell us why or why not in the comments section down below.