Let’s face it; the more apps and tweaks you install on your iPhone, the more likely it is for your status bar to become cluttered. I’ve got it particularly bad, it’s such a problem that some of the status bar icons on my iPhone’s screen were beginning to overlap.

It’s almost as if the developer of CleanStatus read my mind, because as soon as I started looking for apps and tweaks to disable or get rid of, here comes CleanStatus…

CleanStatus is a free jailbreak tweak available on Cydia, hence no app icons are placed on your Home screen upon installing it. Instead, you’re greeted with a nice assortment of options in your Settings.app, options that are bound to make your status bar as clean as a whistle.

Among the bountiful lot of options that litter the settings for CleanStatus are toggles for Clock/Date, Data Network, Carrier Name, Airplane, Battery, Battery Percentage, Bluetooth, etc, etc. In total I counted 17 toggles that are initially available to disable on your status bar.

Once you turn a particular toggle on, the selected item disappears from your status bar in a matter of seconds. The cool thing about CleanStatus is that this happens on the fly, no pesky resprings required. This makes it something that I would consider using quite often, considering it’s a fairly quick operation.

Of course, not every status bar icon is available in the toggles, and frankly adding every one would be pretty much near impossible. Still, it can be expected that the developer will continue to support their release and add more popular toggles when deemed necessary.

CleanStatus can be downloaded via Cydia, and is free for jailbroken iPhones.

Are you keeping that status bar tidy?

  • appletiser

    hmm well i just disabled ‘Rotation Lock’ but when i re-enabled it the icon appeared in the status bar even though the lock wasn’t active. i had to go into SBS, toggle rotation off/on for the icon to disappear again :/

  • Koppis

    I like how you first posted 2 tweaks that both disabled just one icon, and now we have a cool application to do everything for us. I see progress has been made.

  • ytgh

    It would be cool if it was a SBSettings toggle, that when you press show a menu like the dock where you turn stuff on and off.

  • Ern

    Where can I get the iDB app. Cant find in the app store.

  • BLiNK

    bug? when removing the battery icon, and have % only, i noticed you no longer will get the “low battery” warnings.. which typically should not be a big deal but when you are tethered it could be..

  • Blablaman

    How can you put folders into folders. Like in de first screen shot

    • BLiNK

      search Cydia for FoldersInFolders

      bug in CleanStatus has been fixed as well, i believe

  • Gabriel Madison

    This was just updated for iOS 6.

  • E AJII

    beta color options threw my phone into supper freeze mode! without
    realizing it i entered the same code in two of the multiple date and
    time color setting rows. this causes the program to fight itself and
    freeze everything associated with it. can no longer edit it from
    settings. only fix is safe mode and delete through cydia. everything
    works after like it did before but if your try to reinstall it reverts
    back to the settings that caused the problem in the first place. in
    other words im stuck! For everyone else just know it works great! this
    will keep you from hours of theme searching. It is sad that the fact
    there are multiple lines to enter the same info could cause such a
    serious problem. hopefully this will help the beta prosess. Please!
    remove extra color entries for the time and date, etc. Very confusing!
    would really like to be able to reinstall this one… if anyone has a
    fix idea im all ears! Thank You!