iOS devices will display a big blue bar on the top of the screen whenever you use google maps or personal hotspot. That blue bar is known as iOS usage bar and it will hide the contents of the screen up to some extent. Or at least, it will push down the apps and reduces the active screen size of the iDevice. iOS usage bar is indicating that the services on your iPhone or iPad using your current location while google maps or personal hotspot is active. Of course, You can access the particular app by tapping on the blue bar.
But it does not look better on your iPhone and reduces the battery too. UsageBarX is a wonderful Cydia Tweak that can hide or minimize the iOS Usage bar easily. Moreover, You can make the usage bar into a transparent blue bar.
Jailbroken iOS 10 devices are directly eligible to get the tweak. What about un-jailbroken iDevices?, Do not worry, You can Install Cydia without Jailbreaking.
I won’t suggest you remove or hide the usage bar as it serves a very important purpose. Rather, try hiding or slimming down to the border of the iDevice. It’s even a much better idea if you can make it transparent as it will serve it’s purpose and won’t affect the performance of your iDevice.
Install UsageBarX on iOS 10/iOS 9 Without Jailbreak (iPhone or iPad)
We got to know about the tweak and it’s time to get it on your iOS devices. Just follow the simple instructions I have given right below in order to download UsageBarX for your iPhone or iPad without jailbreaking.
- Download and Install Cydia on your iOS 10 or iOS 9 (iPhone and iPad).
- Launch the Cydia app and please be sure that you have an active internet connection.
- Type “UsageBarX” and hit enter. Click on the app and then on “Get“. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the process of installing.
The tweak will be added to the settings app on your iOS device. You can go to settings and configure the usage bar settings whether to hide/transparent or minimize it.
It will be super fine if you can find out the app by searching in the Cydia app. What if you cannot find out the app just by performing the search operation?, Here is a trick for you.
UsageBarX Cydia Repo
I suggest you add the repo on the Cydia app. Check out the instructions mentioned below.
- Open Cydia app on your iOS device.
- Click on Sources.
- Tap on Edit option which is there at the top right corner of the screen.
- Click on Add option now.
- Copy “http://apt.thebigboss.org/repofiles/” without quotes and paste it in the Pop-up bar on the Cydia app.
- Click on Add Source now.
- BigBoss Repo will be added to your iOS device. Now you can search for the app on the Cydia app.
We came to know that the tweak is available on BigBoss Repo after trying out through many Cydia Repos. Just go through the instructions given above and get the tweak work for you. You do not have restrictions to use this tweak either on your iOS 10.3.1 or earlier.
Now you can Hide or Minimize the usage Bar on your iPhone or iPad using UsageBarX Cydia Tweak. But I suggest you make it transparent and that will be enough as it will serve the purpose and won’t affect the performance of your iOS device. Make sure that you need to add the repo to Cydia app and search for it in case if you cannot find it directly. I would like to hear your feedback about the tweak. Thank you so much.