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.
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.
With the iPadOS 15 and macOS 12 Monterey software updates, Apple brought the iPhone's handy low power mode to the iPad and Mac, helping extend battery life on those devices.
The more we continue to depend on our smartphones to get through our daily lives, the more we’ll consequently demand from our handset’s battery. Unfortunately, a slew of different factors can result in unwanted battery drain.
Apple’s Low Power Mode is a good way to ease the strain on your iPhone’s battery throughout the day, but using it generally requires that the user toggle a switch. For many people, it’d be more ideal if Low Power Mode offered a more intelligent power savings when the iPhone’s full power wasn’t required.
If you’re harder on your iPhone than most, then you might be somewhat familiar with the low power alert that appears when your battery level drops to a certain percentage. For what it’s worth, Apple is a large company with vast resources, and so it’s somewhat thought-provoking to think that this alert hasn’t received much of a redesign over the years.
Fortunately, jailbreakers won’t need to wait for Apple to take action. Electrifying a newly released jailbreak tweak by iOS developer SouthernGirlWhoCode that brings a redesigned low power alert to the iOS platform, complete with user-configurable features to personalize the interface however you might see fit.
Some people are more battery conscious than others, but some folks truly don’t mind letting their battery level get so low that it lurks in the danger zone — a state of inevitable automatic shutdown.
If you align with the latter camp and you’re using a jailbroken device, then this may pose problems for tweak reliability and usability because modern jailbreaks tend to be semi-tethered or semi-untethered. With that in mind, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called Puck by iOS developer Litten may be a handy addition to handsets that see deeper battery drain than others on a regular basis.
My iPhone's battery often finds itself scrambling to catch a charge before I leave for the day, whether it’s an all-day outing or a short trip to the grocery store. In any case, it would be helpful if my iPhone could charge faster than it already does out of the box, and it’s axiomatic that most iPhone users would agree.
On stock devices, users could enable Low Power Mode while charging to juice up their handset’s battery faster, but if you’re jailbroken, then you can take advantage of a far more effective solution that comes in a form of a new and free jailbreak tweak dubbed PowerUp by iOS developers Kurrt and Squiddy.
Rebooting your iPhone or iPad is often viewed as a big no-no in the jailbreak community, especially since all modern jailbreaks are either semi-tethered or semi-untethered, which means having to re-run the tool after a reboot to return to a jailbroken state.
In some cases, a reboot may seem unavoidable because your handset’s battery runs out before you can get to a charger. Fortunately, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called Sentinel by iOS developer MegaDev tries to prevent this from happening by putting your handset into an hibernation-like state when the battery gets too low so that you have more time to get to a charger before a forced shutdown becomes inevitable.
All iPhones come with a feature out of the box called Auto Lock that can extend the handset’s battery life by automatically putting it to sleep after extended periods of inactivity. Auto Lock can be useful, but usage varies from one person to the next based on the apps they use and how they use them. Fortunately, you can configure certain parameters of Auto Lock such as the timeout period or disabling it in its entirety.
As nice as the aforementioned configurations can be, one thing that appears to be missing is a way to configure iOS’ Auto Lock on a per-app basis. It’s a simple concept that I think would solve one of the most substantial deal-breakers for a bevy of iPhone users, and that’s one reason why I like the concept behind a free jailbreak tweak called DoNotAutoLock13 by iOS developer moyashi.
Most people are supremely familiar with the iPhone’s native Low Power Mode setting, which can be toggled from Control Center or Settings to reduce the handset’s power draw and extend its battery life in specific situations. But what if you could do more to extend your battery life further?
Famed iOS developer Ryan Petrich was doing a bit of digging into iOS 13 when he happened upon some peculiar settings buried deep within the mobile operating system’s resources. According to Petrich, these settings can benefit the end user by reducing power draw on the handset’s battery, and so he released a new and free jailbreak tweak called Powercuff to bring these options into the light for anyone with a pwned handset:
We all appreciate Low Power Mode for what it can do when our iPhone’s battery level gets a bit too low. With the flip of a switch, this feature lets users squeeze just a bit more time out of their near-drained battery, and it’s a godsend that Apple offers this feature on its iPhone platform.
Some even believe that using Low Power Mode while charging can increase the rate at which an iPhone charges by reducing simultaneous power drain. Building upon the likes of this curious idea is a newly released jailbreak tweak called BatteryRamp by iOS developer MegaDev.
I use Low Power Mode so often that I sometimes feel like something’s wrong when I don’t see the little yellow battery icon in my Status Bar. The point is, I like saving battery whenever I can – even when my handset isn’t low on juice. On the other hand, using Low Power Mode isn’t without its downsides.
For example, you can’t change the amount of time it takes before your handset falls asleep automatically from inactivity. But that’s where a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called LPMAutoLockTime by iOS developer smokin1337 comes into play.