Battery saving and power monitoring tweaks have historically proven to be extremely popular with Cydia users, which is why the newly released BatterySafe extension is likely to grab itself a plethora of downloads.

BatterySafe is a relatively simple package for jailbroken devices that exists to permanently monitor the current levels of the internal battery. Apple already offers user-facing warnings when the battery hits the 20%, 10% and 5% remaining mark, but the warning really only serves as a visual indication that the phone is about to die and doesn’t really offer any assistance. BatterySafe tries to take that level of warning a couple of steps further by putting a little bit of power into the users’ hands by allowing them to perform specific actions based on the low-level battery warnings.

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The most intelligent and logical course of action to take when the battery is nearly depleted on the device is to switch off certain power hungry services. The built-in options of the package allow Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to be switched off when the power reaches a critical level. We aren’t too sure how much difference switching Bluetooth off on newer devices will make, considering it consumes negligible amounts of power, but the Wi-Fi thing is entirely understandable. BatterySafe also affords the user the ability to immediately dim the brightness of the display based on a power warning.

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Although the package will undoubtedly be useful to a number of users it would have been nice to see a little more thought and power put into the tweak. The emergence of Control Center within iOS 7 allows all of these settings to be accessed and toggled extremely quickly, meaning that BatterySafe doesn’t really bring a great deal. Still, for those who want the whole process entirely automated it could be a life saver. In fact, this tweak can prove to be a godsend for those who are always out and about and not near a power outlet.

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BatterySafe is available as a free-of-charge download from the BigBoss repository with no specific mention of a minimum iOS dependency.

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