NCMeters: Vital Meters on Your Notification Centre

By | April 8, 2015

IOS users don’t normally keep track of their devices’ vital stats, such as processor and memory usage. Knowing these stats, however, can prove to be useful, especially when you are experiencing difficulties, lags and other common issues with the device. There are several jailbreak tweaks that can help show these stats through a separate screen, but NCMeters takes it a step further and grants access to these vital stats rather easily.

NCMeters is a tweak for monitoring vital stats through the Notification Centre. Once installed, the tweak adds a new line to the bottom of the Notification Centre, giving you access to a number of vital stats. The stats displayed by NCMeters are processor usage, memory usage, and disk usage, along with upload and download speeds.NCMeters-NC-1024x828

The best thing about using NCMeters to keep track of these vital stats is that the tweak only runs when Notification Centre is opened. This means the tweak will not be using a lot of system resources itself, making it one of the most efficient ways of tracking how your phone is behaving.

Similar to other jailbreak tweaks, NCMeters is available from Cydia’s BigBoss repository. Install the tweak, and you will also gain access to a number of customization options. For starters, you can choose which stats to track and display from the list of stats mentioned before. You can also customize the appearance of NCMeters by changing the icon and text colours.

NCMeters is a pretty easy jailbreak tweak to use. It is one of those tweaks that you install, configure once and simply use whenever you need to. It is also a very accurate way of tracking vital system stats. The ability to check upload and download speeds is particularly useful. I frequently checked connection speeds using the more conventional Speedtest.net app whether I’m on Wi-Fi or mobile network. Now that I have NCMeters installed, I don’t have to waste system resources just to figure out my upload and download speeds. Together with this, the Cydia app is also great for those who feel like their system is running slow, as it can be a great tool to check upload and download speeds and then see what should be done in order to improve them.

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Based on everything that has been outlined so far, do you think NCMeters is a useful tweak to have? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Author: Daniel Dobb

A tech fan who enjoys swimming, reading and playing guitar. When I’m not writing, you can find me messing around with different electronics, or taking one of my hobbies to the next level.