Although the screen size of iPhone has always been kept rather small by Apple in order to keep one-hand usage possible at all times, there are still a lot of people who aren’t fans of the iPhone’s diminutive display dimensions. When you have got a smartphone with a 3.5-inch screen, every little area of the display becomes important. So, it is quite understandable if some users are disappointed when any app does not take full advantage of the available screen area by refusing to run in full-screen mode. Admittedly, nothing more than the status bar remains visible at the top of the apps that don’t support full-screen mode, but why even have that? Maximization is a new Cydia tweak that allows users to make any app (stock or third-party) run in full-screen mode, without the status bar ever getting displayed! Not only does the app give you the choice to select the apps that will be affected by Maximization, it also adds a battery percentage and time display to the Notification Center grabber, so that you don’t have to come back to the Springboard just to see the time.
Mostly, only games or other similar apps run in full-screen mode in iOS devices. If you want to change that, just head to the ModMyi repo of the Cydia store, and download the Maximization tweak for free. It is available as a free download, and adds a new menu to the stock Settings app from where everything has to be configured. Even if you don’t configure the tweak manually, it is applied to most apps by default. In order to choose the apps that you want to maximize, just head to the Maximization menu. All the apps installed in your iDevice, whether stock or third-party, are listed in this menu.
Although the Maximization menu also lists those apps that are full-screen supported by default, their toggles aren’t functional. Even if you toggle off the Maximization of a full-screen app, it will continue to run like it previously did. Fortunately, everything works just fine with other apps. After enabling Maximization for an app, just run it and there will be no status bar at the top. If you want to see the time or your remaining battery percentage, swipe downwards from the top of the screen, and the NC grabber will show you both these pieces of information.
So, if you particularly hate that status bar, Maximization is the perfect tweak for you. Do give it a try, and take some time to choose the apps that really need full-screen mode in your opinion.