How to make your status bar clock fade into view

By , Mar 10, 2013

ClockFade

ClockFade is a new jailbreak tweak that forces your status bar clock to fade into view after unlocking to the Home screen. Normally, the status bar abruptly appears with no fade animation, which can be jarring. ClockFade brings smoother fade animations to the table, which are completely adjustable courtesy of preference sliders.

Obviously, this is a small tweak that doesn’t bring much to the table as far as features are concerned, but you might be surprised as to how well it performs, and how good it looks in motion.

ClockFade Settings

As you can see, there are two preferences sliders included with ClockFade. The top slider adjusts the tweak’s animation delay, which specifies how long the clock should wait before fading in. The second slider is for fade duration, which specifies how long it takes the clock to fade in.

ClockFade is available for free on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. It’s not going to change your life or anything, but considering it’s free, it’s a tweak that I believe is worth checking out. What do you think?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/klem.kadiddlehopper.10 Klem Kadiddlehopper

    Yawn

  • http://twitter.com/Devin_Plebuch Devin Plebuch

    Ugh. I know you are endeavoring to bring in unique, different tweaks for the public. I respect that. But, I mean, c’mon, Lockinfo 5 is out and really deserves a review over this trite. It actually took LI into a new direction that incorporates the default i0S style into a pragmatic matter, instead of making a redundant lockscreen style/information, like ISX and the previous LI.

    • Damian W

      Exactly, I already left similar comment on some other article long ago. Lockinfo 5 is the king. I already forgot about ISX. So many well thought options are included in new lockinfo and nobody including Jeff did a decent review of it on all the well known blogs. Disappointing. (ISX is better on iPad though, but not iphone).

      • Gray

        This actually makes me interested in seeing LockInfo 5. I only had the 3-day trial of ISX 6 and was instantly in love with it. Probably my favorite tweak that I don’t have. Just the way it was designed and how it functioned was perfect for me. So I’m curious to see how LI5 really competes with it.

        Edit: In retrospect, I was thinking LockInfo 5 was a new tweak. I didn’t know it was the same tweak that has been available for over a year now. I personally felt ISX 6 was far better than LockInfo 5 from when I played around with it, but I dunno. I guess it’s a to-each-their-own kind of thing.

      • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

        Thrust me, you’re not missing out on anything in LI5 if you’re using ISX 5 or 6. It’s a big downgrade from LI4, which by all means, is far more better than ISX 5 and 6 due to it’s wide range of options/customizations/addons. Even the dev himself knows this, hence why he gave LI 5 ($4.99) a price tag that is ~half that of LI 4 ($7.99) at this moment on Cydia.

        Hopefully he finds a way to port LI4 to iOS 6.

      • Damian W

        You are somehow right about missing lots of options from previous Versions…but he completaly invented a new way of looking at notifications. And it is fantastic, better than ISX view. I read others people comment on the forum you submitted and they are completely right. But I don’t feel like them, disappointed. Maybe they don’t know how to benefit from LI5 at this moment. They were just waiting to get old good version and got something completely new. I miss widgets and infoshade but the new version gives new options I could not have before, and I am very satisfied with it. Al this talk about widgets and others stuff they miss form LI4 is still there in LI5 just this time incorporated with notification center. LI5 seems smaller than LI4 because he moved half of the section to NC options. The other half is in lockinfo options. It is not really a lot smaller then old version. It is just smarter and less redundant.

      • Damian W

        ISX looks a bit more impressive, due to how it handles NC. but at some point you realize that you don’t use half of the functions and it does not offer any new way of sorting notification. Lockinfo 5 seems to be a smaller scale tweak but with a new invention of checking notifications. That’s why it is much better on iPhone. However, I am using ISX on iPad.

      • Gray

        It’s really a choice of preference. I’m really big on aesthetics more than anything. Also, one thing I liked about ISX was that I could swipe away notifications to remove ones I didn’t want. While I can do that somewhat already with how my phone’s set up now (not sure if it’s native or Bulletin) it does respring my phone right now if I do it. Not sure what’s going on there. LockInfo 5 just looks really awkward to me, so yeah.

        Also, widgets aren’t important to me. I do like the separate feeds for Twitter, RSS, and Facebook though on ISX. I typically disabled most, but that RSS feed is really useful since I’m really bad at keeping up with RSS feeds otherwise.

      • Damian W

        i am impressed with ISX too. I have been using it since day one. But then I realize Lockinfo 5 is a nice alternative not because it offers tons of new greats stuff. I liked it because it does not change too much in your phone. it makes few subtle changes and also adds the categories for your messages. You can view each category separately. Basically at this moment I would say Lockinfo is perfect for minimalists, people like myself. Developer of LI5 says he is working on adding lots of features. We will see.

      • Gray

        Ahhh, yeah. That’s where we have different tastes. I’m not a fan of minimalist changes. I’m a former Android user, so I was really big on how much I could customize my phone and make it look flashy. I just like how ISX looks on a few things. The whole swipe thing, I like the little “Open” buttons they add to notifications. The multiple lock screens. Etcetera. Although, that price tag is pretty hefty, and I’m definitely getting by without it (Bulletin helped a lot in that department), but still.

      • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

        You sound like a new user of LockInfo, probably missed out on LockInfo 4. From the looks of it, LockInfo 5 is a big downgrade to LockInfo 4, missing tons of customizations/functions from LockInfo 4. For more information, check out all the comments here from previous LI4 power users.

        https://getsatisfaction com/lockinfo/topics/lockinfo_4_so_much_better_than_lockinfo_5

      • Damian W

        I have been using lockinfo for about 3-4 years. So no, I am not a new users. I agree with you that lots of options are missing. I loved status bar icons and widgets together with infoshade. But now we have lockinfo 5 which completely reinvented the way you sort notification. It is great and no other tweak handles notifications in this way. It is not obtrusive like ISX. ISX I think is fantastic, but it looks a bit messy on iPhone. Whereas LI5 is neat and clean looking. You have all section separated and categorized. And you missing our point, we don’t want to compare LI4 to LI5, we simply say LI5 is great a must have tweak. Sure LI4 was better in many ways, but it was not so good in sorting notifications. It was a bit messy looking like ISX.

  • russjr08

    Seems cool :D

  • Guest

    Where’s the point?

    • Ryuuichi

      Its for theming.

      • Guest

        What kind of theme requires a fade in the clock to look good? None and those that do aren’t good.

  • http://twitter.com/wmyolo William Melendez

    Nice little tweak … I love simple tweaks like that.

  • Roy Chdid

    Is there any tweak that hides the Wifi signal from the status bar? “CleanStatus” does it but not compatible with iOS 6 !

    • http://twitter.com/Cesuva Matthew

      Get the CleanStatus beta from @evilpenguin_. It’s on his twitter timeline.

    • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

      That’s 1 of several possibilities with Springtomize 2.

  • genXhippie

    I enjoy such tweaks, thanks.

  • bigzjoseph

    Huh

  • bw00ds

    “Normally, the status bar abruptly appears with no fade animation, which can be jarring.”

    Really? The little, itty-bitty status bar clock can be “jarring?” You’re kidding me.

    • Jeff

      If you’re overly sensitive, perhaps, yes.

  • iPhone 5

    updated my iphone 5 6.1 over the air can i still jailbreak?

  • Александр Дубовик

    Super!! Fade effect to everything