Although jailbreaking has made our lives easier, we cannot deny that it has a huge impact on the battery life of our devices too. There are a lot of tweak configurations that make it more burdensome for the user to keep their phone alive throughout the day.
It is easy to keep a track of your device’s battery by checking the Status Bar of your handset or by going to the Battery preference pane in the Settings to understand your battery usage and what is causing the huge battery drainage. But if you are one of those users who would like a quick and efficient way to glance at the battery usage report every morning, then you should check out this newly released and free jailbreak tweak by the name DrainCheck that was developed by iOS developer Ginsu.
Are you curious about how this jailbreak tweak works? Well, what DrainCheck does is that it uses the Do Not Disturb feature of your handset which can be scheduled to automatically turn on or off during the night. So, DrainCheck tweak monitors the battery drain during this time, prepares a report, and then shows it to you in a dedicated notification banner once you turn off the Do Not Disturb mode after waking up in the morning.
If you notice this screenshot, you will see that the battery level dropped from 24 to 19 percent which is basically a 5% drop. So, this tells you how much battery is being used when your handset is idle and not being used actively. Now, this doesn’t mean that you can use DrainCheck at nighttime only. You can easily use this tweak during the day time as well to monitor the battery usage of your handset. All you need to do is turn on the Do Not Disturb feature and then the information would be compiled and reported to you in a similar manner as mentioned above.
One thing to note about DrainCheck is that while it will let you know about the battery drain, it won’t really tell you what is taking up so much battery. So, you can use it to track the battery performance but not for anything else. If you wish to know what’s eating up your device’s battery, then you should get an add-on named Dra1n that will easily monitor the jailbreak tweaks that are eating up the battery of your handset. This is similar to how the Apple’s Battery preference pane shows which app is eating up the most battery of your device.
You don’t get any configuration options with this tweak. If you want to try out DrainCheck, then you can download this tweak for free from Ginsu’s repository using your favorite package manager. This tweak supports jailbroken iOS 14 devices only.
Are you planning to keep a track of your handset’s battery performance with the help of DrainCheck or are you satisfied with the Apple’s native Battery preference pane? Do let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!