How to hide the status bar on the Lock screen

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I rarely take the time to customize my iPhone with beautiful looking wallpaper, therefore, I don’t really mind the fact that many of the Lock screen elements hide much of the wallpaper from view. If you’re someone who’s really finicky about seeing more of your Lock screen wallpaper, then this new tweak has your name written on it.

LockStatusHide is a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to hide the presence of the status bar while on the iPhone’s Lock screen. In my opinion, it’s not a tweak that works well by itself, but when combined with a tweak like Lockscreen Clock Hide, it can do wonders for your wallpaper.


The screenshots above feature LockStatusHide when combined with Lockscreen Clock Hide, and LockStatusHide on its own. As you can see, there’s really no question as to which looks better. If you’re going to use LockStatusHide, then I highly recommend that you take advantage of another free tweak — Lockscreen Clock Hide — to complete the clean look.

LockStatusHide Settings

LockStatusHide contains a few options in the Settings app, but the cupboard is mostly bare here. There’s an option to enable or disable the tweak without a respring, and an option to show the status bar when the Passcode is needed. I should also mention that the status bar reappears when you invoke the Lock screen music controls.

As someone who’s not really into the whole wallpaper thing, I’m probably not the best judge as to whether or not this makes a good tweak. I know a lot of you guys that read iDB are big on themes, so why not tell me what you think about it? LockStatusHide is a free tweak, and it’s available for download now on Cydia’s BigBoss repo.