iStatusBar - remove the status bar from your iOS homescreen (without jailbreaking)

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by smartbot, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. smartbot macrumors member

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    I wanted to let everyone know about this cool app that I found called iStatusBar. It lets you remove the status bar from your iOS homescreen (which is something that always annoyed me).

    I have some before and after samples below. Check out the app in the App Store (http://www.itunes.com/apps/istatusbar) if you are interested.
     

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  2. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    your examples make it very difficult to see any difference
     
  3. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed, had to look hard to see the differences, perhaps wallpapers that contrast that more?
     
  4. smartbot thread starter macrumors member

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    Sure, here are some other before and after examples from the app.
     

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  5. stevey6404 macrumors member

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    Okay.....

    Am I meant to see anything different besides the 1 bar drop....
     
  6. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Neat....but not sure if it's worth 99 cents to make the black bar go away.
     
  7. hyperipod macrumors member

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    Does it make it go away forever? Or only when the app is running in background?
     
  8. mulo macrumors 68020

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    thats about the most important question asked her so far :)
     
  9. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

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    please be a level.
     
  10. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Anyone can do this on their own with a image editor (like Photoshop). All it does is make the background behind the status bar lighter so that when the darker status bar is on top the two equal each other out and it looks like the status bar is invisible. This app just does it for you automatically. Pretty neat for customization.
     
  11. smartbot thread starter macrumors member

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    It actually modifies the image to make the status bar invisible. So you don't need the app running the background.
     
  12. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

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    That's going to stuff up the Photos.app.
     
  13. Scott56R Guest

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    The end result using a brighter wallpaper than the examples shown above is absolute rubbish.

    Also, a very faint line is shown where the bottom of the status bar is.

    Save your money guys, use Photoshop (or similar) all the app is doing is adjusting the opacity where the menu bar is.
     
  14. mrat93 macrumors 65816

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    That made me giggle. :p
     
  15. dude1 macrumors newbie

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    dude 1 haha

    There is a free version of the app in the App Store
     

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