Add / Remove Information on the iOS 7 Status Bar

Customizing the iOS 7 status bar is only a tweak away with StatusModifier. Those with jailbroken iPhones can install this free tweak for more control over exactly what information is displayed. Hiding items or displaying the amount of free system RAM can be accomplished using Settings -> StatusModifier.

iOS 7 jailbreak status bar

Custom formatting can be created using the DateFormat Builder, which provides options such as displaying seconds with the current time, or the date. This is also where iOS available RAM can be selected by entering the letters FM (free memory). By default, the amount of free memory is updated in real time every second, with a slider making longer intervals possible.

In addition to the DateFormat Builder, individual status bar items can be displayed or hidden. For example, simple toggles will turn off the Carrier name, rotation lock icon, or signal bar. Here is the complete list of items that can be hidden:

Signal bar
Wi-Fi / 3G
GeoLocation item
Mute item
Lock rotation

Adding or removing the items above requires a respring, but the time / date / RAM status updates immediately when returning to the main Settings menu. Displaying the free memory can be helpful to see when iOS 7 has neared its limit. Closing apps in the app switcher will free up RAM and could improve performance.

StatusModifier can be found on Cydia in the ModMyi repo for free. Look here for instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 7.x with evasi0n 7. You can also find out how to purchase and install Cydia tweaks with this guide.