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BattiBar colorizes the Status Bar with a slow-changing transitional gradient based on your battery level

The Status Bar of every iPhone and iPad is home to a battery level indicator that keeps the user aware of when they’re going to need a charge. Unfortunately, the indicator tends to be somewhat bland and there doesn’t seem to be any indication that Apple will change that any time soon.

Enter BattiBar, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer HallieHax that offers a solution to the aforementioned quandary. More specifically, it colorizes the entire Status Bar with a transitional gradient color that transforms slowly over time as your handset’s battery discharges with use.

In essence, the end user is tasked with selecting two different colors — a ‘charged’ color and a ‘dead’ color. The charged color will be most prominent when your handset’s battery is fully charged, while the dead color will be most prominent when your handset approaches an empty battery.

For example, if a user set blue as the charged color and red as the dead color, then the Status Bar would turn purple when the battery level dips to just 50% charge. The closer to dead the battery gets, the redder it would get; conversely, the more charged the battery gets, the bluer it would get. Simple, right?

We should also note that BattiBar supports both dark and light mode, so colors can be configured for instances when the Status Bar would appear black and separate colors can be configured for instances when the Status Bar would appear white. Further, the developer ensures that BattiBar doesn’t override the operating system’s native Low Power Mode or Low Battery indicator colors — this is to help the user maintain battery awareness.

Once installed, BattiBar adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app where users can configure the tweak to their liking:

Here, users can:

  • Toggle BattiBar on or off on demand
  • Configure light Status Bar parameters:
    • Charged battery color
    • Dead battery color
    • Alpha value
  • Configure dark Status Bar parameters:
    • Charged battery color
    • Dead battery color
    • Alpha value
  • Respring the device to save any changes they make

BattiBar is a unique way to help the user identify their handset’s current charge state more quickly without having to squint at the Status Bar’s tiny battery level indicator. With a mere glance at what color the Status Bar appears as, the user should be able to ascertain whether they need to connect to a power source or not.

Those interested in giving BattiBar a try can download it for free from the Packix repository via their favorite package manager. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 13 and 14 devices and is open source on the developer’s GitHub page.

Do you have any plans to give the new BattiBar tweak a try? Let us know in the comments section down below.

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