Your iPhone’s Status Bar is used to display pertinent information at a glance from almost anywhere, be it your Lock screen, Home screen, or in an app. On the other hand, when you have enough going on, the Status Bar can become particularly cluttered rather quickly.
iOS developer Chashmeet Singh recognized this as a potential issue for some iOS handset users, and with that in mind, a new jailbreak tweak dubbed HideStatusBarItemsPro was quickly conceived.
Minimalists are going to love this tweak. Just as the name implies, HideStatusBarItemsPro lets users hide virtually anything that normally resides in the Status Bar interface.
Once installed, HideStatusBarItemsPro puts a new preference pane in the Settings app where users can toggle the tweak on or off and choose what appears in the Status Bar and what doesn’t:
The list is particularly extensive, and it’s broken up into two sections: 1) Lock screen; and 2) SpringBoard. As you might come to expect, items hidden from the Lock screen section won’t appear on the Lock screen, but they could still appear in the SpringBoard unless they’re hidden there too (and vice-versa).
The things users can hide include:
- Do Not Disturb icon
- Airplane Mode icon
- Signal strength indicator
- Carrier text
- Wi-Fi strength indicator
- Battery level indicator
- Battery percentage readout
- Bluetooth icon
- Alarm icon
- Location icon
- Orientation Lock icon
- Screen Mirroring indicator
- VPN icon
The developer includes a blue Apply Changes! button at the bottom of the preference pane, and this is used to save any changes you make.
It’s worth noting that popular all-in-one jailbreak tweaks such as Springtomize offer similar functionality out of the box, but HideStatusBarItemsPro offers just a bit more flexibility in terms of what can be hidden and where.
Those interested in trying HideStatusBarItemsPro can purchase it for $1.00 from the Packix repository in Cydia or Sileo. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 11 and 12 handsets including iPhones and iPads.
Do you have a reason to hide certain things from your Status Bar? Let us know in the comments section below.