How to slim down banner notifications in iOS 7

By , Jan 23, 2014

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TinyBar is a brand new jailbreak tweak that allows you to slim down the look of incoming banner notifications in iOS 7. The tweak, which is configurable from the stock Settings app, also features the ability to implement scrolling for messages that eclipse the width of the iPhone’s screen.

TinyBar is an interesting way to go about customizing the look and feel of banner notifications. Take a look at our video walkthrough inside for a demonstration of how it works.

Once TinyBar is installed, venture into the stock Settings app to find the tweak’s preference panel. Along with the aforementioned scrolling options, users also will find options to hide the name and/or icon of the notification’s associated app, the height of the banner notification, and scrolling speed.

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I personally enjoyed using TinyBar while hiding the app name, and using a moderate scrolling speed setting. Some may feel that incoming banner notifications take up too much real estate, and TinyBar is a definite solution for those of you who feel that way.

If you’d like to take TinyBar for a test drive, then head over to Cydia’s BigBoss repo where it can be downloaded free of charge. Once you do, make sure you let us know how you enjoyed the tweak down below in the comments section.

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  • Giel Konink

    Where is a tweak for brouwser changer ? iOS7 ??

    • Browser Changer works just fine for me in iOS 7 and using Chrome as default.

      • MastaBuild▲

        Is there a way to enter a custom browser into this tweak? Like one not listed?

      • Don’t think so, but I’d be surprised if the tweak doesn’t support a browser. It supports over 60 browsers. Which one are you trying to use and I could tell you if it’s supported.

      • MastaBuild▲

        I was trying to get the onion browser/tor to help anonymize my traffic as default.

      • Appears that’s not one of the options.

      • Giel Konink

        i will try i missed that one

  • Lionelle

    The latest version also has something called ”Sticky Notifications”.

    • I have latest version on BigBoss repo and don’t see that option.

  • Prasoon Singh

    This tweak is really helpful. I hated how much space the notification banner took. It was annoying.

  • Rob180sx

    Good tweak but I had to remove %hooks law to make it scroll correctly.

    • Rob180sx

      Works with accelerate much better. Found a happy medium.

    • ErickMatheus

      How you do this? Sometimes i scroll, and nothing is change.

  • Ricardo Nunes

    Thank you!!!! I’ve been waiting for soooo long for something like this. I hate the default height of the notifications so much. They are so impracticall. This is awesome!

  • NainRouge

    Personally, I’d like to see an option to make them double height. I’m not a fan of the single line nor the quadruple line that’s featured in iOS 7.

    • This has banner height option in the tweak so you can do that.

      • NainRouge

        How about no scrolling text, and two lines of it instead?

      • Not right now, no.

  • Kyle Johnson

    I’ve been craving this tweak for years!

    • Tom

      Apple should do this in the GM version of iOS.

  • Kamrul

    I always loved this on Android phones and its something i wanted integrated into iOS since i saw it.

  • Abdl

    Jeff,why u no update your cydia icon for ios7??!! Lol just kidding

  • Kenrick Fernandes

    i <3 when tweaks like this are for free. But i also do pay for my tweaks when i have too. Now… i have been waiting for this like forever.

  • Faisal AlMazmi

    wow cool i cant imagine buying idevice without jailbreak

  • Adam

    I’m obsessed with the IDB music on the intros and podcasts anyone have a file or Jeff can you upload a file… I think it would make a sweet ringtone

    • Damian W

      they are quite annoying after hearing it 100 times and each time longer than 10 sec.

      • Adam

        Nah it’s the quality of the videos plus the music the new logos I love good marketing idk maybe it’s just me

  • jay

    Just waiting for springtomize and see what we get! Think is the tweak to get! Awesome features and this one is the icing on the cake

  • marcus1324

    This reminds me of Luna, anyone else?

  • TonyVee73

    Love it. Very cool.

  • J™

    was waiting for R Petrich to update his tweak until this came along

  • Gameboy213

    Great tweak. Love it.

  • Maciek

    You should include links to Cydia if we’re on the iPhone right now.

  • Techsticles

    I like. I wish this was built in to iOS. The regular banner notification blocks search boxes and navi buttons like ‘back’.

  • This should have a transparent background option, it would look great on the homescreen