Axe uses a slow-shifting color gradient to colorize your iPhone’s battery indicator

One thing I’ve noticed over the years about keeping a battery-powered wonder device in your pocket is that you tend to spend a lot of time peeking at the battery level to ensure it’s not going to die anytime soon.

Right out of the box, iOS exhibits a green battery icon fill for any battery percentage above 20%. As the battery level continues to dip below that, you’ll witness a red battery icon fill.

iOS developer ViperDev fancied something a bit different from the out-of-the-box battery colorization experience, and consequently released a new and free jailbreak tweak called Axe.

After installing Axe, your iPhone’s battery level indicator continues to change colors as the battery level fluctuates throughout the day by way of a slow-shifting color gradient. According to the developer, users should discern a bright green around 100%, with a slow shift to a yellowish color by 50%, and finally the shift to a darker red color the closer to 0% your handset’s battery gets. You’ll see every color in between too.

Once installed, Axe adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app where users can toggle the tweak on or off on demand:

Noticeably absent is the ability to choose what colors you want to use and the ability to choose when they’re applied, but that isn’t an issue as Axe was never intended to be configurable. It instead uses a fully automatic color scheme that changes on its own as your battery drains.

If you’re interested in trying Axe yourself, then you can download it for free from VyperDev’s personal repository via your favorite package manager app. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 14 devices.

Those not already taking advantage of VyperDev’s personal repository can add it to their package manager app using the following URL:


Do you have any intention of taking advantage of Axe to make your battery level indicator more aesthetically pleasing? Let us know why or why not in the comments section down below.