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.
So much of our lives are spent using our smartphones these days, and yet they’re still powered by batteries that hardly seem to last a full day without needing a charge. Apple’s Low Power Mode is helpful when you want to take advantage of every last drop of battery life, but when you demand even bigger extremes, a newly released jailbreak tweak called UltraPowerSavingMode by iOS developer Prasa just might be a better choice.
In a nutshell, UltraPowerSavingMode attempts to duplicate the Apple Watch’s Power Reserve mode on the iOS platform, albeit in quite a far more advanced manner. Once toggled, the tweak optimizes your handset’s power usage to help you maximize battery life well beyond what the native Low Power Mode is capable of.
If your iPhone’s battery level ever ventures into the danger zone, then Apple has graciously provided you with a Low Power Mode option that you can toggle in a pinch to take full advantage of every last precious drop of juice you have left. But for whatever reason, this same toggle isn’t available on iPads or iPod touches – what a shame!
While it remains to be seen if Apple will ever bring Low Power Mode to the iPad or iPod touch platforms, the good news is that jailbreakers won’t have to wait. A newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed LPMPad by iOS developer iCraze ports Low Power Mode to these devices in such a way that it feels just as native as it would on the iPhone.
Low Power Mode is an incredibly handy utility that helps iPhone users get the most out of their handsets when the battery level falls below a comfortable percentage. Apple designed Low Power Mode in such a way that users wouldn’t need to interact with the feature all that much, but in doing so, they also limited the possibility of advanced configurations tailored for ideal low-power setups.
Given the circumstances mentioned above, it’s not difficult to understand why iOS developer smokin1337 has released a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed SmarterLPM. Just as the tweak’s name suggests, SmarterLPM aims to make Low Power Mode a whole lot more useful for users with the help of deeply integrated user-configurable settings.
Apple touted significant gains to battery life with the brand-new iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max handsets at this year’s Keynote, but for those still handling older devices, every drop of precious battery juice is vital to a full days’ worth of digital enjoyment.
If you’re jailbroken and looking to improve your battery life throughout daily usage, then you might want to turn your attention to a newly released jailbreak tweak called SmartBattery by iOS developer elias. Like countless other tweaks before it, SmartBattery plays on iOS’ native Low Power Mode feature while adding oodles of additional options to make it right for you.
If you wanted a quick shortcut to something, then you could surely open Control Center and access the toggle for it. But why waste time opening another interface when the best one for the job is already waiting for you in plain sight?
That’s the idea behind a new free jailbreak tweak called SBTaps by iOS developer Hydri, which provides jailbreakers with the ability to use their handset’s Status Bar as an intuitive interface for accessing shortcuts and toggles.
iPhone owners can use the included Low Power Mode to save battery life on their iPhone in a pinch, and while it can be useful, I don’t particularly care for how it forces a 30-second auto-lock down your throat.
Apple doesn’t give you a way to increase the auto-lock timeout on a stock device with Low Power Mode enabled, but jailbreakers can take advantage of a free jailbreak tweak called NoLowPowerAutoLock by iOS developer SparkDev to command differently.
When your iPhone’s battery level dips below 20%, a persistent pop-up alert appears front and center on your display to let you know. Most people cringe at these kinds of notifications because they get in the way of everything, but a free jailbreak tweak called LowBatteryBanner by iOS developer SparkDev can help.
As you might have inferred from the name already, LowBatteryBanner replaces the standard low battery level pop-up alert with something we can all appreciate: a banner notification.
Your iPhone comes with a feature known as Do Not Disturb that can help mitigate the influx of notifications when using your device or sleeping, but have you ever wished you could minimize interruptions while using specific apps?
If so, then we advise checking out a powerful new jailbreak tweak called QuietApps by iOS developer smokin1337. With it, you can configure a plethora of convenience options on a per-app basis.
A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed SmoothBattery by iOS developer CydiaGeek changes that by providing iOS device users with a host of new battery indicator-centric configuration options.
iOS 12 adds support for Hey Siri even when your iPhone's battery is running low.
Cowbell is a new free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer LaughingQuoll that displays your device’s current battery level in the Low Power Mode toggle button located inside of Control Center in iOS 11.
Shown above, you can see how the text string indicating your current battery level percentage appears just below the glyph shown on the toggle button.