Friday, March 10, 2017

How To Hide And Show Status Bar On iOS 10 With A Single Tap

A Status Bar on your iPhone displays useful info including your mobile carrier, whether you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network or cellular data, time, and battery level. And there are different situations when you actually want to see or hide Status Bar on iOS 10 iPhone. The desire to hide it away from view might appear when inside of certain apps where the Status Bar is displayed on top of an interface, like in the Pokemon GO app, for example.

With a new Cydia release known as TapTap Statusbar by pxcex, you can easily hide and show your Status Bar on demand with a simple tap gesture. To try this jailbreak tweak you need to navigate to Cydia’s BigBoss repo and search for TapTap Statusbar. The tweak is available for free and it works on jailbroken iOS 9 and iOS 10 devices.

To hide the Status Bar in iOS 10 after installation, all you have to do is tap on it one time. After it’s gone, you can tap in the region again and the Status Bar will reappear. This effect works anywhere in iOS 10, whether you’re on the Home screen, in an app, or somewhere else.

Once the tweak is installed, TapTap Statusbar provides a couple of configuration options that are available from dedicated preference pane via Settings. From there you can enable or disable the tweak on demand as well as choose the animation style when the Status bar hides or unhides.

One thing that I noticed while using this tweak is that the Status bar will re-appear if you exit the current app. For instance, if you’re in Safari and hide the Status bar, going back to the Home screen will unhide the Status bar and display it again. However, the tweak remembers your preferences so if you re-open Safari then the Status bar will automatically hide.

You may be familiar with the tweak called Wink, that offers the same functionality. But while it was never officially released into public, TapTap Statusbar is available from Cydia for free.