The iPhone’s Status Bar exists to provide users with pertinent information at a glance. Whether you’re checking to see the current time, your handset’s current signal strength, or how much battery life you’ve got left, chances are you look at it somewhat frequently.
One thing that has always sort of bothered me however is that the Status Bar’s time display disappears when you launch the Control Center interface, and that’s a gripe that a newly released and free jailbreak tweak dubbed CCTime13 by iOS developer 0xkuj aims to solve.
As depicted in the screenshot example above, CCTime13 merely adds a time indicator to the center of the Status Bar interface whenever Control Center is visible. You’ll notice that it also incorporates an A.M./P.M. indicator and that it’s aligned in such a way as not to interfere with other Status Bar text.
Once installed, CCTime13 adds a dedicated preference pane to the Settings app where you can configure a few parameters to your liking:
Here, you can:
- Toggle CCTime13 on or off on demand
- Adjust the left/right positioning of the time indicator in portrait mode via a slider
- Adjust the up/down positioning of the time indicator in portrait mode via a slider
- Adjust the left/right positioning of the time indicator in landscape mode via a slider
- Adjust the up/down positioning of the time indicator in landscape mode via a slider
- Reset settings to their defaults
- Respring to save any changes you make
In our case, the tweak looks perfect right out of the box, but if your Status Bar has longer or shorter carrier text to contend with, then the adjustment options will be an asset in terms of finding the ideal position. For what it’s worth, however, it would be a lot better of a user experience if positioning were automatic.
Whether you consider the nonexistence of a time indicator in the Control Center Status Bar to be an issue or not, CCtime13 is a great way to obtain the feature if you’d rather have it than not have it. Honestly, we don’t spend as much time in Control Center as we do in other places, so it won’t impact our ability to tell the time; on the other hand, perfectionists will enjoy the consistency.
If you’re interested in giving CCTime13 a try, then you can download it for free from the Packix repository via your favorite package manager. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS 13 devices whether they’re notched or not.
Do you care if your Control Center interface’s Status Bar displays the time or not? Share your view on the matter in the comments section below.