CustomStatusBar: sanitize the iOS 8 status bar

By , Apr 7, 2015

CustomStatusBar

CustomStatusBar is a brand new jailbreak tweak that allows you to customize the status bar in iOS 8. Customization is limited to hiding items, but in a future update you will be able to rearrange items in the status bar as well.

We’ve taken CustomStatusBar for a spin on video, and we’ll show you how easy it is to clean up your iOS status bar in seconds.

Once you install CustomStatusBar, you’ll need to venture to the stock Settings app in order to configure the tweak’s preferences. Once there, you can use the toggle switches to disable specific status bar items of your choosing.

Unfortunately, you will have to perform a respring in order to enact the changes. The good news is that there is a respring button located within the tweaks preferences.

CustomStatusBar Preferences

After respringing, you’ll immediately notice the changes take place in your iPhone’s status bar. It’s always a little surprising how much of a difference a clean status bar can make on the overall look of your phone. I used to be a big fan of a similar tweak called CleanStatus back in the iOS 6 days, and this tweak helps me remember why.

CustomStatusBar is a free download for jailbroken users on iOS 8. It will also, according to the description in Cydia, play nice with jailbroken devices running iOS 7 in a future update.

What do you think about CustomStatusBar? Sound off in the comments below.

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  • Rob Bauer

    Why would anyone want to hide their battery info…?

    • Tyler Smith

      I hide it when it’s over 20%. I no longer care what my battery is unless it’s almost dead

      • Rob Bauer

        You can set it to hide at 20%?
        Or you go through your settings every time your battery is low?

      • Tyler Smith

        No I use a tweak. Smartbatterypercentage. You can set a custom percentage if you want

  • Springtomize 3 does this already. No need to have dozens of tweaks that all does the same thing.

    • I use to have springtomize on all my devices, but they’ve yet to fix the memory leaks which lead to more battery usage. So now I stick with smaller tweaks.

  • John Smith

    We need an IOS 8.2 jailbreak!

  • Chris

    Any good tweaks that allow you to change the cell signal display?

  • I’ll take OpenNotifier any day of the week

  • Soccy Rivas

    how do i get the date in the status bar?

  • Will Mason Moses

    So Protean?