Here’s an easy way to take a look at the status bar in full screen apps on iOS 10.

There are apps on the App Store that provide full screen experience on iPhone and iPad. While full screen mode is definitely welcome, the constant need to check the status bar for time, battery, and other information is important to many. However, the status bar, as everyone knows, is hidden. That is about to change with StatusPeek 2. So let’s dive in to see more details on the topic.

StatusPeek 2 only shows status bar in full screen apps

Currently, to show the status bar in iOS 10, you have to swipe down from the top of the screen by which it is displayed in the action center. However, it interrupts activity on your iPhone or iPad which is definitely annoying at times. Apart from that, by pressing the Home button, you can also check the status bar from the home screen. This action also minimizes the application or the entire game.

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If you are lucky enough to have jailbroken status, a new jailbreak tweak called StatusPeek 2 lets you easily display the status bar when using a full screen app. When you just swipe up from the top of the screen, the setting only shows the status bar instead of the action center. This is definitely a plus as only relevant information is displayed and the app or game is not affected.

Once you have performed the swipe down operation, the status bar will display for a short time before disappearing again. This full action is something we are familiar with in some Android devices. Overall, this is a convenient but faster way to display the status bar.

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StatusPeek 2 also comes with a dedicated pane where you can easily turn the on-demand tweak on or off. In addition to that, you also have a customization option available to change the theme of the status bar to light or dark. While the purpose of the tweak is quite minor and doesn’t add a lot of functionality, the unique functionality is sometimes quite handy.

StatusPeek 2 is a must-have jailbreak tweak if you enjoy playing games on your iOS 10 device. If you’re interested, the tweak is available for free in Cydia’s BigBoss repo.

That’s all for now, folks. What do you think of StatusPeek 2’s new jailbreak tweak? Would you be giving it a ride? Share your opinion in the comments.

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