How to Hide Status Bar on Android Phones

By | June 25, 2014
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Want to hide the  status bar in your Android phone, some of us  are preferred to hide it for the sake of maintaining a clean and tidy look on our devices home screen. While it is possible to easily hide the bar temporarily with some launchers or make its background transparent. Now there are some methods and apps are available, with the use of them you can hide status bar on Android phones



You can do this with the help of launchers and apps which are available in the Google Play Store-

Smart Statusbar

It is free android app. The Smart Statusbar is the first and only Status bar enabler in full screen app. You can now reveal status bar in any Full screen app with a gesture. This app is perfect for those users who wants to hide their status bar on the there Android based Smartphones. With the help of  Smart Statusbar you can do a finger swipe as you were trying to expand  the status bar on top of the screen to reveal it. No more back to home screen and leave what you are doing to get  the info you need in full screen app. You can download the app from here!

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The tricks don’t work on all the Android phones. Is it possible to permanently hide Navigation/Status Bar under Android 4.2.2 This solution seems not to work under Jelly Bean. For Hiding the status bar you also used some code which might be work on your Android smartphone, but there is not guaranteed they will work.



Hiding it is pretty simple to do with most launchers and most ROM’s, but often times that also prevents you from accessing it sometimes. I know I have run into that a few times. It isn’t very user-friendly, but sure makes things look nicer. There is another solution that XDA Forum member enryea123 has devised and laid out for people to do on their own. The simple explanation, reduce the status bar size and make it transparent. Keeps it accessible, but not visible to ruin the look of your device.