Wednesday, March 11, 2015

How to Add iMessage Typing Indicator to iOS 8 Status Bar [Jailbreak Tweak]

It is possible to always know when someone is typing you a message thanks to fun iOS 8 iMessage tweaks. You can simply add the typing indicator to your iPhone Status bar and be aware of everything that goes on right here right now.

If you have a jailbroken iPhone you can install one cool tweak from Cydia. It is free to download. The program is known as TypeStatus. The guide explains what it does and how it works on the iDevices.

How to Add iMessage Typing Indicator to Status Bar

Step 1. Install TypeStatus on the iOS 8 iPhone. Remember that you can only get it from Cydia’s BigBoss repo.

Step 2. Launch Settings. You will see a couple of extra features here. Firstly, you are able to turn off chat bubbles / email address from appearing in your Status bar. Secondly, you can turn off the typing status indicator so that it doesn’t show up when you are inside Messages.

Step 3. Adjust the settings to how you like.

Step 4. When the tweak is enabled you will see if anyone is typing you a message at the moment in your Status bar. The program also shows the name of a person who is writing an iMessage to you.

Notes. The tweak displays the typing indicator for 5 seconds. It then hides it in order to not frustrate users. You can see this indicator on the Lock and Home screens and also inside applications which make your Status bar visible.


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