Are you sick and tired of your iPhone’s status bar? Perhaps you think it unfairly claims too many pixels on your iPhone’s screen?

If you feel that way, then you might think that a jailbreak tweak like No Status would appeal to you. After all, it does allow you to completely remove the status bar from your iPhone.

But it’s this functionality that raises an issue far more important than a few pixels lost. You see, No Status doesn’t actually claim the lost space back; true it makes your status bar disappear, but you don’t get those pixels back; even worse, it interferes with Activator status bar swipe actions…

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So let’s examine some of the pros and cons of No Status.

Pros

  • It’s free if your iPhone is jailbroken
  • It might make some themes look a little better?

Cons

  • No pixel space regained
  • No status bar on the lock screen looks plain silly
  • No time, date, signal strength indicators
  • No activator “swipe from status bar” functionality

I don’t think I need to tell you that I don’t recommend No Status at all. It’s just not worth the functionality lost to gain the look that most people don’t even want in the first place.

But you tell me, what do you think? Have you found a valid use for No Status?