Power

Dra1n helps jailbreakers determine which tweaks use the most battery

Perhaps one of the most concerning thoughts jailbreakers have after pwning their handsets is the amount of battery drain they’ll experience after installing a bevy of jailbreak tweaks. Understandable as this may be, it’s important to remember that many developers do everything in their power to mitigate battery drain. Still, this effort doesn’t eliminate it wholeheartedly.

If you’re any be interested in tracking the amount of battery drain that your jailbreak tweaks impose on your device, then we’d strongly recommend a free jailbreak app called Dra1n by iOS developers MegaDev and Charlie While. Not only can it give you a better idea of the amount of battery discharge your handset exhibits each day, but it can also outline the suspected battery-hungry tweaks installed on your device.

Prevent thieves from powering down your iPhone with LockShut

One of the first things a clever iPhone thief will do upon stealing your expensive handset is turn it off so that you can’t call it to listen for your ringtone or use its built-in GPS receiver to track it via Find My iPhone. With this sentiment in mind, it’s amazing that Apple doesn’t require additional secure steps to fully power off your device.

iOS developer Greg Rabago (Greg0109) recognized this eyebrow-raising caveat and consequently developed a new jailbreak tweak called LockShut in an effort to prevent thieves from powering down your iPhone without your permission.

PowerBar is a BottomToolBar extension that displays battery and power info

We’ve covered a plethora of extensions for the popular BottomToolBar tweak including Weather-BottomToolBar and Activity-BottomToolBar among others, but as time goes on, more and more options appear to present themselves in the form of novel BottomToolBar extensions.

The latest of such is a new and free release dubbed PowerBar by iOS developer XCXiao, which much like the name implies, brings a power-centric widget to the BottomToolBar interface.

SafePowerOff makes it tougher to accidentally power off your jailbroken device

If you use a modern semi-tethered jailbreak such as Chimera or unc0ver, then you probably already know the importance of keeping your device up and running for as long as possible. If your device reboots for any reason, then you’ll need to re-run the respective jailbreak app to access to your jailbreak tweaks and extensions.

Powering down your handset is easy, and as some would argue, perhaps too easy. With that in mind, iOS developer Paparajote Team has just released a new and free jailbreak tweak called SafePowerOff that can help you avert accidents and friendly pranks by your buddies.

This tweak ports the Apple Pencil 2 charging interface to other devices when charging

Ever since getting my 2018 iPad Pro, and an Apple Pencil 2 to go along with it, I’ve become mainly accustomed to seeing the Apple Pencil 2’s charging status when it magnetically snaps to the side of my tablet. On the other hand, this beautiful charging interface often left me wondering: why hasn’t Apple implemented a similar charging interface for other devices?

Enter PencilChargingInterface, a free jailbreak tweak created by iOS developer shiftcmdk that brings the Apple Pencil 2-esque charging interface to other devices. Once installed, it makes the interface appear whenever the host device gets connected to a power source, as shown above.

PowerMenuX: Another refreshing take on iOS’ power down menu

For as long as I’ve written about jailbreak tweaks, I’ve seen many different attempts to rethink the iPhone’s native power down menu. To this day, Apple’s native implementation is barebones and lacking in useful features, but when you jailbreak your device, those limitations seem to disappear.

Despite how many times I’ve covered power down menu-centric jailbreak tweaks in the past, it seems as if they continue to look nicer in terms of minimalism with each new release. With that in mind, I’m excited to share with you a new release called PowerMenuX (All Devices) by iOS developer MayBeMe.