While a lot of iPhone users tend to be sticklers when it comes to their handset’s battery level and keeping it charged up, we also see a fair share of folks who don’t seem to mind gambling on the cusp of a completely dead or just barely charged device. Can anyone say “triggered?”
BatteryFlow Reborn is a new and free jailbreak tweak developed by ItzNebbs with the intent of making iPhone users more actively aware of their handset’s low battery situation by continuously bombarding them with notification alerts and banners.
The concept may sound annoying at first glance, but it could mean the difference between ignoring one of iOS’ critical low power alerts and dealing with a dead iPhone later in the day. As depicted in the screenshot examples above, BatteryFlow Reborn can display alerts or banners at basically any battery percentage the user selects along with a custom message to accompany said notification.
In case the name wasn’t already a dead giveaway, BatterFlow Reborn is a modern remake of the popular BatteryFlow tweak by iOS developer Ziph0n. Citing the tweak depiction, the original BatteryFlow only supported up to iOS 9, and so it’s easy to see why ItzNebbs opted to remake this tweak for modern iterations of iOS.
Getting back to BatteryFlow Reborn, the tweak adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app once installed. Here, users, can configure their selection of low battery alerts or banners:
Options here include:
- Toggle BatteryFlow Reborn on or off on demand
- Choose between no alerts, banner-style alerts, or pop-up alerts
- Configure the details of up to four different banner-style notifications
- Configure the details of up to four different alert-style notifications
Digging deeper, we’ll show you what you can configure for both banner and alert-style notifications:
For banners, you can:
- Set the battery percentage that will trigger a notification banner to appear
- Enter the title text for the notification banner
- Enter the body text for the notification banner
- Save your entries
- Enable or disable vibration when the notification banner appears
- Test your banner notification out
For alerts, you can:
- Set the battery percentage that will trigger a notification alert to appear
- Enter the title text for the notification alert
- Enter the body text for the notification alert
- Enter the action button text for the notification alert
- Save your entries
- Enable or disable vibration when the notification alert appears
- Test your notification alert out
Any time you adjust your settings or create a new alert or banner notification, you’ll need to tap on the Apply button at the top-right of the primary preference pane to save your changes. Doing so will prompt a respring of your handset.
iOS already alerts you when your battery charge creeps down to 20 and then 10 percent, so we recommend using BatteryFlow Reborn to fill in the gaps, ensuring that you receive a consistent flow of notifications reminding you to connect to a power source. Without this flow, some users may become engaged with in-app activities and forget that their handset is on the brink of dying.
Those interested in giving BatteryFlow Reborn a try may download the tweak for free from the Packix repository via their favorite package manager. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 13 and 14 devices.
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