Battery % Off - I'm lovin it

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Jnardis, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Jnardis macrumors 6502a

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    I decided to turn my battery percentage off and it's made me love this phone so much more. No more worrying about usage, standyby etc. I use it the way it's supposed to be used and I love it.

    I just have one question. Is there a way to get the phone to tell me when I have 50% battery left. I know it warns us when we have 20% and 10%. With the percentage off I would like to know when I'm halfway there. I know I could just turn it on and off real quick, but just wondering if there's a way to do it automaticaly.
     
  2. Ryan1524 macrumors 65816

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    I hate how it's a messy 'xx%' clutter showing on the clean status bar. I wish it's smaller numbers (iP4 can handle it) inside the battery symbol.
     
  3. Cupra macrumors regular

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    i just have the number.. no % sign and no battery icons, much better for me :)
     
  4. fisherking macrumors 601

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    i'm just using the number, no icon. not sure why both are needed, and, for me anyway, the icon seems useless...
     
  5. Jnardis thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  6. mBox macrumors 68020

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    I got this phone so that I can replace my 3G and its failing battery.
    It wasnt failing as in dead but requires a charge after 2/3 of the day.
    This is with Wifi off and brightness down.
    Well Im peeved that my new iPhone 4 does the same thing.
    Maybe its my heated personality :p
     
  7. Cupra macrumors regular

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    quickest way is via cydia > "status bar battery icon hide"
     
  8. fisherking macrumors 601

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    Cydia: Status Bar Battery Icon Hide (a well-named app if ever there was one)
     
  9. Jnardis thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    LOL Agreed. I thought there was a function already installed in the phone. Thanks

    AH - Need to use winterbaord? Not a fan!
     
  10. Ryan1524 macrumors 65816

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  11. Jnardis thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Go to settings.General/Usage/ Battery Percentage = Off
     
  12. Cupra macrumors regular

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    its within uiimages somewhere, called

    Black_Percent_%.png

    or 2x for iPhone47

    and the red one is called

    Black_PercentLow_%.png
     
  13. mrathee macrumors 6502

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    He meant just the % sign, not the number.
     
  14. tesilential macrumors regular

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    Winterboard works great on iPhone 4! It isn't updated so some things don't do anything when you select them, but theres no lag or crashing.


    With winterboard and toneFXs I don't ever need to SSH for themes or sounds.
     
  15. Jnardis thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I try to stay away from winterboard. I feel like it drains my battery faster. It's not proven, just my opinion.
     
  16. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    I would be fine with the no battery image on the status bar. But, I want to know when the iPhone is charging. Is there a tool that will hide the battery icon but show some kind of lightning bolt on the status bar when the phone is charging?

    S-
     
  17. Jnardis thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't there a huge battery sign that comes on that is filled with green when charging?
     
  18. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    That would depend on what you have on your Lock Screen, wouldn't it?

    S-
     
  19. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Anyway to get this without winterboard
     
  20. jplusc macrumors 6502a

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    I have to agree with the OP. If I leave the battery percentage on I just obsess over it. I am better with it off for my own sanity.
     
  21. scirica macrumors 68020

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    +1
     
  22. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    I think this is my problem. Just turned mine off on the iPad. I figure that's a baby step towards getting rid of it on the phone. LOL
     
  23. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

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    Haha I've been so used to using SSH to change my springboard that I almost asked about a .theme I could create to hide the battery percentage... then I realized there is an option for this already in the iphone settings!
     
  24. IBradMac macrumors 68000

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    Exactly.
     
  25. iamthekiller macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, remove the fuel gauge from your car while you're at it. Never worry about filling up again.
     

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