Battery

Vaon buffs the App Switcher on jailbroken iPhones with a grid UI and integrated battery module

The App Switcher is, at least in my opinion, one of the most underwhelming interfaces on the iPhone. The full-screen card switcher interface makes such poor use of the expansive screen real estate that it’s no surprise we see so many jailbreak tweaks attempting to fix this.

The latest of such tweaks is one called Vaon by iOS developer atar13, which not only converts the App Switcher from a card-based interface to a grid-based one, but also adds an iOS 14-style battery widget to the bottom.

Upgrade the boring low power banner on jailbroken iOS with Surge

As you run your iPhone’s battery far into the danger zone, iOS displays a low power banner to let you know that you should visit a charger as soon as you can.

The low power banner that comes with a stock installation of iOS is particularly barebones, and could do with some spicing up. TitanD3v seems to agree with this sentiment, and a such, a newly released jailbreak tweak dubbed Surge has been conceived.

LPM Enabler lets jailbroken iPads utilize Low Power Mode ahead of iPadOS 15

One of the things iPadOS 15 will do for the iPad is port the iPhone’s handy Low Power Mode feature to Apple’s tablet for when the battery needs preserving.

It’s a shame that it took Apple so long to implement Low Power Mode on iPads out of the box, especially considering that it’s not a particularly complicated or unreasonable feature. But if you’re a jailbreaker, then you needn’t wait for iPadOS 15 to be released later this Fall to enjoy Low Power Mode on the iPad.

How to see battery percentage on iPhone 12 series

With the release of the iPhone X, Apple got rid of the ability to see the battery percentage in the Status bar. Prior to this, a simple toggle was available in the Settings app that allowed one to view the battery percentage next to the battery icon.

Don't worry though, as there are still a couple of ways to quickly check the battery percentage on the iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, and the iPhone 12 Pro duo. This will work on all the iPhones that come with the notch. Here's how to see battery percentage on the iPhone 12 series with ease.

How to recalibrate your iPhone 11 battery in iOS 14.5

With the release of iOS 14.5, Apple brought a fix for iPhone 11 users who were facing inconsistent information regarding battery health. The update will recalibrate the battery on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and the Pro Max models. Due to the issue, users faced sudden battery drains, and reduced performance, despite nothing being wrong with the battery.