Everyone knows that the status bar tends to get in the way when taking screenshots. Either your battery’s near death, which makes the screenshot looks a bit odd, or your signal strength is low, etc. Having a status bar tends to make screenshots look a bit asymmetrical. A new jailbreak tweak, aptly entitled NoBarScreen, allows you to take screenshots without a status bar.

After installing NoBarScreen, which is available free of charge via Cydia’s BigBoss repo, you can immediately begin taking screenshots sans status bar. Unfortunately, there are no options to configure or no settings to adjust, which means that it’s an all or nothing affair.

It would have been nice if NoBarScreen would have included a preference panel, or at the very least an Activator action to toggle the tweak on or off. Sometimes I need the status bar when I’m taking a screenshot, so this tweak being always on wouldn’t really work for me.

If you’d like to try an alternative method for better managing the status bar in your screenshots, you should check out Yosemite’s new Quicktime screen capture feature. It standardizes the status bar in a way that looks fresh and clean.

But as far as taking screenshots without a status bar, NoBarScreen does that fairly well. At this point and time, the tweak crashes my iPhone 6 Plus when attempting to take screenshots from inside of an app. On the SpringBoard, the tweak works fine, and the status bar is completely removed from the screenshot, leaving you with nothing but screen.

NoBarScreen is from developer B3uB3u, and it’s available for the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad and works with iOS 7 or iOS 8. If you decide to try NoBarScreen, please share your thoughts on the tweak down below in the comment section. Once the crashing issue has been completely resolved, and if the developer adds a preference panel, this could be one of the go-to tweaks for those of you who take lots of screenshots.

  • Chocolatewe

    first, im not sure why anyone would want this? but it looks ok

  • Rupinder

    Not to mention the “Charge your phone!” comments.

  • ready1take1

    couldn’t you just use croppingscreen and select everything but the status bar?

    • Mr.Coolfreak

      Yes but it’s an extra step, this is automatic

  • Time saving around every corner, except for that moment you actually want the status bar, then it becomes a time waster…it’ll be perfect if it worked in apps and had a kill switch with some activator toggle.

  • El Sánchez

    best tweak for status bar is ” WINK” just tap on statusBar when u have to see it xD

  • diggitydang

    What was that tweak that gave you options when you did a screenshot, such as “Copy to Clipboard” or “Draw on Screenshot” and others? Is it updated for iOS8?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Chris Gilmore

      Clipshot was my favorite.

    • Rockee

      It’s called Almpoum

      • diggitydang

        Awesome, thanks! Am I mistaken that there used to be an option to draw on the screenshot too? You could draw on it, hit the home button and then it would ask you what you wanted to do with it… Was that a different tweak?

      • Rockee

        You’re welcome. Not sure what options it’s previously had, I’ve only been using it for a month or so.

  • Rekt

    Needs Activator switch and all is good.

  • al7oot

    Almpoum is a pretty good tweak and it does that.

  • Steve R.

    I installed NoBarScreen and did a test-screenshot and it put my iPhone 6 in safe mode. Maybe it interfered with another tweak because I haven’t heard any other complaints from it.

    • Same thing happened to me.

      • Adam Corona IV

        Same thing here

    • Gerhard Kiel

      I had the same crash. After uninstalling Nobarscreen, everything is ok!