NoSwitchBar is a brand new free jailbreak tweak that just touched down on the Cydia store. It lets users eschew the status bar at the top of the app card previews in the App Switcher, allowing for a cleaner look.

You may have noticed that on stock iOS, the status bar is displayed for all of the App Switcher cards when invoking the App Switcher. Not only is this redundant, but it makes the interface look unnecessarily messy.

Instead, wouldn’t it be cool if you could completely remove the app switcher from the cards in the switcher? After installing NoSwitchBar, you can do just that.

NoSwitchBar Preferences

The tweak, which places a preference panel for setup in the stock Settings app, features a simple kill-switch and respring button. When the tweak is enabled, the status bar at the top of the App Switcher cards is removed.

NoSwitchBar Before After

Before and after

Obviously, this isn’t the type of tweak that provides sweeping functionality improvements, but it can definitely lend you a more streamlined looking App Switcher, especially if combined with other aesthetically-oriented tweaks.

You can find NoSwitchBar free of charge on Cydia’s BigBoss repo. Please take the time to share your thoughts on the tweak down below in the comments section.

  • Chang in Charge

    Maybe there is a compatibility issue with GridSwitcher but all of my switcher cards still have the status bar.

    • And you resprung? If so, yeah, maybe a compatibility thing.

      • Varun Soi

        When there is an official version of ios8.2 tell me please?

      • Ali

        You’ll know.

      • Chang in Charge

        Yeah I resprung. Even after disabling GridSwitcher the status bar is still present in all the switcher cards. Oh well I don’t really need this anyway.

  • avd98

    Any news related to the iOS 8.2 release?

    • Matt


  • Gabriel Anaya

    Doesn’t work me me whatsoever. I have auxo and rounded corners,don’t know if that’s the cause though.

  • mike

    >>0:53 – “Vuala. The app switcher has been removed from each of the app switcher card previews in the app switcher.”

    >app switcher completely removed from app switcher
    >app switcher removed
    >probably meant to say status bar
    >constructive criticism purposes only

  • svartkuken

    Doesn’t work at all. Only tweak affecting the switcher would be Replace Blurs.

  • i had to disable and re-enable and respring for it to work.