Jailbroken on iOS 14, but not entirely sure how to customize your handset to help it realize its fullest potential? If you said yes to that question, then you’ve come to the right place.
We spend a lot of time here at iDownloadBlog discussing new jailbreak tweak releases and curating frequent roundups with the intent of boosting tweak discovery. This is particularly important to us, as some of the best releases often get lost in the memory hole.
We’ve already produced hand-picked lists denoting some of the best jailbreak tweaks for personalizing iOS 14’s Control Center, Home Screen, Keyboard, Lock Screen, Messages app, Now Playing interface, notification system, and widget system, but this week we’re feeling some love for the Status Bar. Having said that, this roundup will encompass some of the best ways to mod the Status Bar on a jailbroken iOS 14 device.
The best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Status Bar
Emerald – $2.99
The stock Status Bar leaves so much to be desired, and that’s one reason we have Emerald on today’s list.
Emerald supercharges the Status Bar with powerful integrated widgets and displays that provides the end user with more information and control over their device at a glance.
Everything you need to know about Emerald and why it’s something every jailbreak should have can be found in our full review post.
Hijack – FREE
Most people like the Status Bar because of the various types of useful information it displays. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that users want to see it in every one of their apps.
Hijack is a highly recommended jailbreak tweak that lets the end user decide where and when the Status Bar appears in iOS. Options include choosing whether it shows in Control Center, on the Home Screen, on the Lock Screen, or in individual applications.
You can learn more about Hijack and why we recommend it in our full review.
Indicators – FREE
If you’re a proponent for privacy, then you’ve probably come to appreciate the small colored dots that appear in the Status Bar from time to time, like when the microphone or camera is being accessed by an app.
Indicators is a simple and free jailbreak tweak that expands upon this concept by adding additional indicators for things like a toggled rear-facing flashlight, an active VPN connection, and an enabled Do Not Disturb mode.
You can learn more about Indicators and why it’s a great add-on in our full review.
BatteryBuddy – FREE
The battery level indicator is arguably one of the most important of all those appearing in the Status Bar, and yet, it’s somewhat boring to look at.
BatteryBuddy changes this by giving the battery level indicator more personality. Depending on the charge level and whether the device is connected to a power source or not, this tweak causes the battery level indicator to display cute facial expressions that match the situation.
You can read all about BatteryBuddy and the facial expressions it brings to the table in our full review.
StonksBar – FREE
Got a particular stock that you’re trying to keep your eyes on? If so, then StonksBar might be of interest to you.
This tweak simply puts the price of a stock of your choice in the Status Bar, right below the time indicator. With it, you can keep tabs on the price of your favorite stock from anywhere in iOS. You can also modify how often the display refreshes, effectively ensuring you never miss a beat.
You can learn all about StonksBar and where you can get it in our full review.
GrabberEX – FREE
Viewing the Status Bar’s pertinent information can be a pain when using full-screen apps, especially of the landscape-oriented game variety. Typically, it requires you to pull down from the top of the display to reveal a grabber, which you must then pull down a second time to open Notification Center, just to see the Status Bar
If you’re wanting to bypass this cumbersome process, then GrabberEX is a useful jailbreak tweak that puts all the meat and potatoes of the Status Bar right into the aforementioned grabber – more specifically, the time and your current battery percentage.
You can learn everything you need to know about GrabberEX in our full review.
LottieStatusBar – FREE
Animations are a great way to add some pizazz to any jailbroken device, and LottieStatusBar is a jailbreak tweak that brings this concept to the Status Bar in a rather aesthetically pleasing way.
As you’ll see in the animated GIF above, LottieStatusBar brings Lottie-style animations to various elements of the Status Bar, ranging from the battery level indicator to the wireless signal strength indicators.
You can find out more about LottieStatusBar and where you can get it in our full review.
EnableBatteryPercent – FREE
For whatever reason, Apple did away with the numeric battery percentage in the Status Bar on notched handsets, and it’s been a thorn in my side ever since because I always used to take advantage of this feature on my non-notched handsets before the iPhone X.
The jailbreak community has been providing endless remedies for this situation since the iPhone X and newer first became jailbreakable, and one of the latest iOS 14-compatible tweaks to do that is EnableBatteryPercent.
You can find out more about the EnableBatteryPercent tweak in our full review post.
StatusBarTimer – FREE
It can be incredibly easy to forget that you have a timer running in the background on your iPhone. Perhaps that’s one reason why a jailbreak tweak called StatusBarTimer came to fruition.
Just as the name implies, this fancy tweak puts the remainder of your active timer in the Status Bar. This information replaces the Status Bar’s clock indicator, at least for the duration of the timer.
You can learn more about StatusBarTimer and how it might be able to help you out in a pinch in our full review.
AdaptiveStatusBar – FREE
AdaptiveStatusBar is a jailbreak tweak that can give your Status Bar more color, eliminating the monotonous white or back aesthetic that it usually exhibits.
More specifically, it changes the Status Bar to the dominant color found in the icon of the app you’re using.
You can read all about AdaptiveStatusBar in our full review.
Carrierizer2 – FREE
In addition to colorizing the Status Bar, another type of modification that truly stands the test of time is changing the carrier text to something other than what it would display normally.
Carrierizer2 is a free jailbreak tweak that makes this possible on iOS 14. You may opt to enter your own custom text string, use your IP address, or perhaps your current weather conditions instead.
You can learn everything you need to know about Carrierizer2 in our full review.
That brings this quick roundup of some of the best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Status Bar to a close.
While there were many more that we would have liked to include in this piece, we limited our selection with the interest of our readers’ valuable time. If you’re using a Status Bar-centric jailbreak tweak for iOS 14 that you love and we forgot to mention, we ask that you please leave a comment below so that fellow readers may happen upon useful and exciting jailbreak tweaks.
With there being so many different moving parts in iOS 14, we’ll be back at it again soon with another roundup just like this one, albeit with the focus projecting on a different facet of the mobile operating system.