ChargePulse : adds a subtle pulse animation to the battery indicator when charging

ChargePulse : adds a subtle pulse animation to the battery indicator when charging

When iOS 7 was announced, one of the features that was highlighted was the animations. Strangely however, the battery icon completely lacks any animation whatsoever. ChargePulse changes this by making the battery icon pulse when it’s charging. Once you finish installing it, you can simply plug in your iOS device and watch the animation. There is more to ChargePulse than that, however. You can configure some settings from its preference panel.

With a tweak like ChargePulse, you can easily spot when your iPhone is charging, even when it’s two to three feet away. ChargePulse makes it readily apparent that your battery is charging by adding a subtle pulse to the battery icon in the status bar.


Once ChargePulse is installed, you should notice the pulsating battery icon immediately. The tweak does contain a preference panel in the stock Settings app, which features a kill-switch, and two options for changing the lower alpha value for visibility and pulse fade duration.

By decreasing the pulse fade duration, you can make the battery icon pulse quicker, which makes it stand out like a sore thumb. The higher the number, the more subtle the pulsing effect, which looks much better than a rapid pulse.

ChargePulse is available for free on the BigBoss repo, and as someone who’s always had a hard time quickly spotting the charging indicator, I really like this tweak and recommend giving it a try.

As always, let us know what you think of ChargePulse in the comments below.

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