Bulb Status Bar

The flashlight toggle in Control Center was a great addition to iOS 7, but it always baffled me why Apple didn’t place some sort of indicator in the status bar to tell you when the flash was active. Obviously, most people can see when the flash is on, but there are certain circumstances that one can encounter, which would make such an indicator useful.

What about when you sit your phone down on a table with the LED flash covered? It’s possible that the iPhone’s battery could die due to the flash being on for a long period of time. I know that may seem far-fetched, but it has happened to the developer of this tweak, and it has happened to me on a few occasions.

Bulb is a jailbreak tweak that will help make users more aware of the status of the LED flash. It places a lightbulb indicator in the status bar whenever the flash is active. Have a look at our video walkthrough for more info.

Once you install bulb, there are no options to configure. Simply invoke your LED flash using Control Center or via other means, and you should see a lightbulb indicator in the status bar when the flash is active.

It’s a simple jailbreak tweak, but one that I, and perhaps you, will find useful. You can find Bulb free of charge on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. What do you think about it?

  • Chris Zhu

    Nice review! and have fun in Japan 😉

  • Pato_

    Can someone please post jeffs background please.

    I got too drunk last weeken and dropped my iPhone in the toilet. I tried the rice method but no luck it will stay dead. My last choice is to pay the $269 to get my 5s swapped at my local Apple store. I feared that the replacement would come loaded with 7.1, luckily it didn’t 🙂 came with 7.0.4. So I’m back jailbroken and couldn’t be any happier ^_^/.

    • Bob

      I bet your parents are proud.

    • Dan

      cool story bro

  • God

    By reading about all these new inventions/apps/hardware I must admit: human intelligence seems to decrease rapidly, creating laziness => lack of good health and energy => demand for effort saving inventions => (repeat process)

  • Chantale

    been using this for a while, it’s nice

  • obada

    Something very weird is happening, Jeff, your iPhone is fully charged!!!!!

    • Alberto Espinal


  • blastingbigairs

    Jeff, when your LED light is active, a very bright light will emit from the front left corner of your phone FYI. This should help you from being baffled any further.