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BatteryBuddy is a cute Status Bar battery icon extension for pwned iPhones

Many different forms of device customization exist for jailbroken iPhones and iPads. Whether you’re trying to make the device behave differently than it does out of the box or you’re looking to personalize the user interface with themes, there’s a little bit of something out there for everyone.

One great example would be a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed BatteryBuddy by iOS developer Litten, which provides the end user with a much cuter battery indicator in the Status Bar.

As you’ll see for yourself in the screenshot examples below, BatteryBuddy puts a certain type of facial expression inside of the Status Bar’s battery icon depending on the charge level and charging state:

These battery icon-centric facial expressions were originally released as a macOS Menu Bar extension by Neil Sardesai, and it seems that Litten wanted to provide a similar user experience on jailbroken iPhones and iPads — hence the collaboration.

Here’s a closer look at the facial expressions, just in case those in the screenshot examples above were too small for you to see:

The tweak is fully automatic with no options to configure, and so the facial expression changes on its own from happy to sad as the battery level drains. When you begin charging the battery, the icon appears happy again.

BatteryBuddy is a purely aesthetic tweak harboring the sole mission of providing a fun and quirky user experience for pwned iPhones and iPads. Those interested in giving BatteryBuddy a try can download it for free from Litten’s personal repository via their favorite package manager; the tweak supports jailbroken iOS 13 and 14 devices.

If you’re not already using Litten’s personal respiratory, then you can add it to your package manager of choice via the following URL:

https://repo.litten.love

What are your thoughts on the BatteryBuddy concept? Let us know down in the comments section below.

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