Anyone that has paid attention to the iOS 16 betas would know that the most recent added a much-anticipated battery percentage to the Status Bar’s battery level indicator on notched devices. The battery percentage remains available on non-notched devices as it always has been.
Fortunately for jaikbreakers, customizing a device well outside of stock parameters means that we can have a battery percentage in the Status Bar’s battery level indicator too, even with a notched device and without upgrading to iOS 16.
Many jailbreak tweaks released in the past have made this fest possible, but being timely with the new iOS 16 beta feature, l we will today be shining the spotlight on a new and free release called PLBattery by iOS developer Sugiuta.
As you’ll see in the screenshot examples above, the tweak incorporates the battery percentage directly into the battery level indicator icon, allowing you to have more than just a visual representation of the battery percentage, but rather an actual numeric percentage to reference.
This is a feature I enabled on every iPhone I ever bought up until the iPhone X, which seemed to nix the feature altogether. It’s almost laughable that it took Apple this long to incorporate such a simple, yet high-demand feature into a stock iOS installation, but as we like to say around here, ‘better late than never.’
Sugiuta’s PLBattery doesn’t come with any options to configure, but it will let jailbreakers have the same feature that upcoming iOS 16 adopters will soon have right out of the box — an often frequent nuance of jailbreaking, which was first to incorporate high-demand features such as dark mode and an always-on-display before Apple ever did.
If you’re interested in giving PLBattery a try, then you can download the tweak for free from Sugiuta’s personal repository via whatever package manager app you see fit. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 14 devices.
Those who aren’t already using Sugiuta’s personal repository can add it to their package manager app by using the URL below:
What are your thoughts regarding having a feature on jailbroken notched handsets that stock users will only have starting with iOS 16? Let us know in the comments section down below.