BetterStatusBar9 lets you hide or unhide the Status bar when in a full-screen app


When you’re using an app in full-screen mode, one of the annoying thing is that the Status bar remains hidden and you can only take a look at it by either going back to the Home screen or invoking Notification Center. BetterStatusBar9 is a new iOS 9 jailbreak tweak that lets you solve this problem.

The tweak allows you to view the Status bar by swiping down from the top of the screen. Normally, this would show the Notification Center grabber but with BetterStatusBar9 installed, the Status bar is displayed. It will remain at the top of the screen for a short duration of time before it hides again.

You can still launch Notification Center by swiping down again from the screen top when the Status bar is shown.

The tweak also comes with a dedicated preferences pane that doesn’t feature much configuration other than a single toggle that allows you to enable or disable it on demand. I wish the developer also provided an option to adjust the duration of time the Status bar remains visible before it hides again.

That is all the tweak has to offer and if you always wanted a better way of viewing the Status bar when in a full-screen app then BetterStatusBar9 is a solid choice for you.

The tweak is available for $0.99 on Cydia’s BigBoss repo and supports all iOS 9 devices. Sound off in the comments section below with your opinions on the new tweak.

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