View Bandwidth, Memory & Storage Usage In iPhone Notification Center


Users of SBSettings might know that the tweak’s drop-down window isn’t just a place to access system toggles; it also shows some basic system stats pertaining to your iPhone. N Stats is a Notification Center widget that isn’t based on some truly novel idea, but it shows a few very important pieces of system data in graphical form, which is something not many apps or tweaks can accomplish without consuming a lot of screen space. This NC add-on shows just three system stats, but the developer has made sure that the displayed entities are the most important ones for most users. Thanks to N Stats, jailbreak users can get an idea of their device’s current RAM, storage and internet connection state at a glance. The tweak isn’t customizable, but this only adds to its appeal since everything is ready to go as soon as you install it.

N Stats iOS NC N Stats iOS Widget

N Stats can be downloaded from the BigBoss repo of the Cydia store. The add-on is available for free, so even if you don’t like it after taking it for a test run, it won’t hurt to give it a shot. Although the widget is not customizable, you can disable or enable it from the Notifications section of the Settings app. N Stats has an entry of its own in this area, but does not have a dedicated configuration menu elsewhere.

The widget won’t show up in the Notification Center until you manually enable it, as is the case with almost all NC add-ons. N Stats is divided into three sections. The first box of the widget (in green) shows the free RAM of your device. The bar below the reading gives a graphical representation of your RAM usage on the whole.

The middle portion of the widget lets you monitor the remaining storage space on your device. As you can see, our iPhone still has about 6GB of free space left. The extreme right part of the widget is my personal favorite, since it is not a part of the stats displayed by SBSettings (at least by default). This area shows the upload and download internet speed (in KB/s) that you are presently getting. If you are not using any app or web browser in the background, these values are sure to be zero, and increase accordingly whenever your data connection or Wi-Fi is in use.

N Stats works with both iOS 5 and iOS 6. Do give it a try if you want a neat and new way of viewing these basic system stats on your iPhone.