Few days back, we had told you about BattSaver – a jailbreak tweak that promises to double your iPhone’s battery life by cleverly managing the components that affect iPhone’s battery life such as 3G radio etc.
We ended up disabling it after sometime as it was quite aggressive in turning off radios in Normal mode and the custom mode seemed a little buggy and didn’t give us more granular control over the radios.
xvolks – the developer of the jailbreak tweak has been listening to feedback and has released an update for BattSaver (v1.1.0), which includes new features, improvements and bug fixes:
- In Custom mode the radio management screens have changed.
- Radio states at phone wake up has moved on an other screen : Radio states at wake up.
- New entry : Radio states at sleep time let you manage what to do with radios when you turn off the phone.
- You can select radios that will not be turned off when phone is switched off. For example :
- If you often listen an Internet radio over WiFi, set WiFi to ON in Radio states at sleep time.
- If you have Bluetooth Hands-Free Kit in your car, set Bluetooth to ON in Radio states at sleep time.
- If you need instant iMessage, set Edge to ON in Radio states at sleep time.
- Be aware that setting one or more radio to ON here will reduce BattSaver’s efficiency
- Other changes :
- In Normal Mode the delay before turning on or off the radios has been reduced to 3 seconds. (Just enough time to glance at the clock.)
- In Agressive Mode the delay before turning on or off the radios has been reduced to 5 seconds.
- In Custom Mode, added 2 delays (30s, 1 minute) to those already present.
- In Custom Mode, the Save statistics switch was always ON.
xvolks also plans to add the following features in the next version:
- Do not display annoying messages about network lost.
- Switch automatically to None Strategy when plugged to AC.
The new features and changes in 1.1.0 and the next version should address most of the use cases in our opinion.
We plan to give the jailbreak tweak another shot and report back with our findings. If you try it, then don’t forget to let us know how it goes.