Just a bit ago, I reviewed App Switcher Status Bar — a jailbreak tweak that places the iPhone’s status bar inside of the app switcher.

The purpose of that tweak is to make the status bar available while the app switcher is open, since it normally disappears when doing so.

App Switcher Status Bar is an interesting take on the solution, but it stands to be asked: Why not just make the status bar stay in its normal place when opening the app switcher? And that’s likely how Status Bar Switcher was born…

Status Bar Switcher forces the status bar to stay in place when invoking the app switcher. That’s all it does, and there are no options or settings to configure.

Best of all, unlike App Switcher Status Bar, Status Bar Switcher is free on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. If I had to choose between the two, I’d choose Status Bar Switcher, because it’s more natural feeling since the app switcher stays in its normal place.

Which tweak do you prefer?

  • jose castro

    was wondering when apple was going to fix that but jailbreakers do it first haha

    • The jailbreak Devs fix all the Apple fuck ups ..

  • This one definitely feels more native and the free price tag makes it an instant preferable.

    • Gucciipad

      Totally agree 100%

  • shaz

    doesnt work perfectly with zypher yet.. i hope he updates this..

    • MSiqueira

      If by “zypher” you meant Zephyr, it’s working flawlessly to me.
      Not even an issue.

  • Not iPad compatible… :/

    • I have tested it in the iPad Simulator and it works perfectly fine.

  • Gorgonphone

    switching to this now

  • Rob C.

    When in landscape mode, the status bar shows incorrectly at the bottom of the screen. #headsup

    • Landscape app switcher… on an iPhone?

      • Rob C.

        I said nothing about a landscape app switcher. When you turn the phone sideways, which is called landscape, the status bar shows incorrectly. Get it now?

  • does not work with music controls pro. Too many things with “don’t work”. Hope the updates will fix it.

    • This is because Music Controls Pro also is placed at the top of the screen. For this to be fixed, the author of it will have to communicate with me, which I doubt he would.

  • Irfan Tarique

    Welcome back Jeff ! Great to have you back