BatteryBuddy tweak: Cute battery icon for Status Bar

BatteryBuddy

Jailbreaking allows you to not only customize the look of apps icons, but also personalize your iOS Status Bar. BatteryBuddy is one such tweak, which replaces the traditional battery indicator in the Status Bar with a facial expression reflecting battery level. Recently, the tweak has been updated, and now it supports rootless jailbreaks on iOS 15.

What is BatteryBuddy?

BatteryBuddy is a jailbreak tweak that customizes the battery icon displayed in the Status Bar and on Lock Screen. This is a port of Battery Buddy designed by Neil Sardesai for macOS computers. BatteryBuddy for iOS should work with all jailbreaks on iOS 13, iOS 14, and iOS 15. BatteryBuddy also works with rootless jailbreaks such as Dopamine and Palera1n.

After installation, the BatteryBuddy tweak creates a preference pane within the Settings app that provides several simple options. By accessing this pane, you can activate the tweak and choose whether to display the BatteryBuddy icon on the Status Bar or Lock Screen. There is also a respring button to apply changes. The latest version also works on XinaA15 jailbreak.

BatteryBuddy tweak has been released as an open-source project under the GPL-3.0 license. The source code, which was written in Objective-C programming language, can be downloaded from the official GitHub Repository. Alexandra has once again done an outstanding job by successfully porting Battery Buddy to iOS 13 – iOS 15. The tweak looks and functions perfectly on these operating systems, and her attention to detail is commendable.

Two iPhone screens showing BatteryBuddy tweak on iOS 15.

BatteryBuddy displays a range of facial expressions such as happy, neutral, sad, and charging to reflect the current battery level. The tweak is fully automated with no configuration options. As the battery drains, the facial expression changes automatically from happy to sad. Conversely, when you start charging the battery, the icon switches back to its happy expression.

Another option is the Ampere tweak, which also allows changing the battery level indicator. It uses green for charging, yellow for Low Power Mode, and dynamic colors for regular use. Ampere works seamlessly with all modern jailbreaks, including Palera1n for iOS 15.0 – iOS 16.

Add Repository

BatteryBuddy tweak is conveniently available as a DEB package that can be effortlessly installed on your iOS 14 to iOS 15 device using either Filza or Sileo. Installing the BatteryBuddy tweak on your iPhone or iPad involves downloading all the necessary packages and libraries. Once installed, it will change the look of the battery icon in the Status Bar.

To install BatteryBuddy tweak on your iPhone with Sileo, follow those steps:

  1. Open Sileo app from the Home Screen.
  2. Tap on the Sources tab, then select Edit button.
  3. Add the following repository URL: https://havoc.app
  4. Install libKitten arm DEB or libKitten arm64 DEB required to run BatteryBuddy.
  5. Download BatteryBuddy tweak for your device.
  6. Share the downloaded tweak with Sileo app.
  7. Tap on “GET” and install BatteryBuddy tweak.
  8. Access the BatteryBuddy tweak from the Settings app.

Two iPhone screens showing installation process of BatteryBuddy for iOS.

What's new

  • Updated BatteryBuddy tweak to version 1.3.5.
  • The paths support true rootless now.
  • Added support for Dopamine and Palera1n rootless.
  • Included support for respring button on rootless.
  • Added respring button for XinaA15.
  • New preference pane for tweaks settings.
  • Overall code improvements.

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