If you’re like me, you probably want to add your own little personal touches to your phone. I’ve always liked the idea of having different colors on my battery indicator. The power icon on your iPhone gives you an idea of how much charge you still have left in your phone and when you should charge it again. You might want to change the color of the battery icon from white to green, red, yellow, or orange, etc. so that it fits better with your iPhone’s theme and visual style. Also, the colors can give you an idea of how much power is left in your device.
However, the standard iPhone battery indicator color is white normally, with red indicating that the charge is very low, yellow indicating that the device is in low power mode, and green indicating that the device has enough power or is charging. But the question that arises is, can you really change it to any shade you want?
Can I change battery color on iPhone?
Yes! It is possible. If you really want to change the color of your iPhone’s battery icon, there are many ways to do so. While there is no way to change the color of your actual battery, here are some methods to show you how to change the shade of the power icon on your iPhone using the iPhone settings and Cydia tweaks. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, so each one is best suited for different people and situations. The bottom line is that all of these methods work—just pick the one that suits you best!
In this post, we’ve covered a number of ways to change the color of the iPhone’s battery indicator. Not only can you use them to change the battery color, but also to change your device’s appearance.
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Method#1 Using iPhone Settings:
Firstly go to iPhone Settings > General > Battery> Toggle on battery percentage and you’ll see a new line in your status bar that shows how much juice is left in addition to that little lightning bolt. With iOS 15, however, things get even better. The same page will show you how much battery your smartphone’s apps are using.
Now, turn on the Low power mode using the toggle; your battery icon will turn yellow after you do so. On your iPhone without using any app, this is the sole way to change the color of the battery indicator.
Method#2 Using the third-party app:
The second method of changing your battery indicator color is one that involves using the software. There are many third-party applications out there that can do everything from customizing your lock screen to replacing your keyboard. The only downtime is that you need to jailbreak your phone to edit power indicator colors through these methods.
One of those apps is ColorMyBattery, a free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Kiran Patil.
On iOS 11 and later jailbroken versions, you can customize this amazing tweak to trick your iPhone in a creative way, such as altering the visuals, like changing the iPhone battery icon color. It is available for free from Cydia in its default form (with some premium features available via in-app purchase).
With ColorMyBattery, you can not only pick any shade for your iPhone power indicator, but also you can change the shape or form of icons. So let’s get started:
There are several steps that need to be followed in order for you to use ColorMyBattery on your iPhone to get the desired task done.
Firstly, we will see how to install the ColorMyBattery app on your iOS device. To install it, you need to add the BigBossCydia repo from .[http://apt.thebigboss.org/repofiles/cydia/] on Cydia, which offers its services without any cost.
Now open Cydia’s home screen and tap BigBoss.
There are a couple of third-party tweaks available on the next screen; search for ColorMyBattery and press it to enable.
Once done, make sure your iPhone Battery percentage is enabled in settings.
If not, enable it first by using the steps shown in method#1.
Once turned on, go back into Settings and visit the ColorMyBattery tweak’s preferences pane and choose which shades you want to use for low, medium, and high levels of charge.
It’s very simple to change the color value, all you have to do is hit the colored circle to update your favorite hue.
It allows you to choose different colors for every 10% percentage battery increment.
Have some fun with different shades of colors like green, orange, and red by customizing the icon with each color to show you the remaining battery percentage by color rather than a numeric percentage. Further, ColorMyBattery’s premium version allows you to pick the phone’s body color as well as the bolt color. It also allows you to set up 5-percent color intervals rather than 10-percent color intervals.
Method#3 Using Smoothbattery Cydia tweak
In the series, the Smoothbattery tweak is one of those free Cydia tweaks that can also help you change your battery icon color as per your choice. With additional settings, it allows changing icon size, color label text, and many more customizable options.
One plus point of using the SmoothBattery tweak is that there are no glitches or bugs in its application.
When you apply it, you’ll notice a whole new appearance on your screen, with a wonderful new feel!
This tweak is available for all iDevices running iOS 7, 8, and 9 and can be downloaded from Cydia’s BigBoss repo for free. It’s also compatible with all jailbroken devices like iPad 2, iPad Mini/Mini, iPod Touch, iPhone 4S/4/3S, and iPhone 5/5S.
All these features make it stand out from other similar apps, but you will have to pay after the 14-day trial period expires. Still, if you’re looking for an easy way to change your power icon, then SmoothBattery Tweak is the best choice among all other similar apps.
To conclude, the Smothbattery tweak has earned the top spot on our list because of its unique abilities; making the battery icons attractive and cool at the same time without any complications.
Here is how to change iPhone battery color using Smoothbattery tweak:
Let’s first know how to install SmoothBattery:
- Smoothbattery can be installed on jailbreakon device, so first jailbreak your device.
- Once it’s jailbroken, launch Cydia app and then using it install juice beta tweak.
- Then choose Sources.
- After that, select Edit and then Add
- Put this URL in the text field now.
- Tap one Add bigboss repo.
Open Cydia, search for SmoothBattery, and install it. Respring your iPhone and wait for 10 seconds until your device restarts automatically. Yes! You can now successfully change the color of your charge symbol while also altering the iOS theme that matches it.
Method#4 Using iFile tweak
The fourth method involves using the iFile app. Now, iFile isn’t exactly newbie-friendly (and definitely requires a jailbroken device), but it’s still worth mentioning here because there are very few people who won’t find something in there that isn’t extremely helpful.
In fact, if you have any kind of interest in tweaking or altering your phone in any way whatsoever, then iFile is going to become your best friend pretty quickly. It lets you access everything from system files to pictures and even music (if you’re brave enough).
The reason we’re talking about it here, though, is that it gives users access to their phone’s preferences file, which means that we can easily edit our battery indicator colors right from within there!
Here is how to change the iPhone battery icon color using iFile:
1. Open Cydia. 2. Use Sources 3. Tap “Edit.” 4. Select “ModMyi.” 4. Press “Add Source.” 5. Select Install. 6. After the installation has finished, press Return to Cydia. 7. Search for “iFile.” 8. Select “iFile.” 9. Click the Install button. 10. When asked to enter a password, enter 11. Respring 12. Go back into Settings and visit iFile Preferences. 13. Change Low charge color 14. Change Medium charge color 15. Change High charge color 16. Save your changes. 17. Restart your device and enjoy your colorful battery indicator!