TypeStatus – See when someone Types on StatusBar

Do you remember the TypeStatus tweak which had gained a lot of popularity during the times of iOS 7 ? Yes, it did create a lot of humdrum as one of the most useful jailbreak tweaks. Since then, all of the fans of this amazing tweak have been eagerly waiting to get this tweak on iOS 8. If you are one those iOS users who wanted the TypeStatus tweak on iOS 8, then the wait is over.

Image : TypeStatus shows when someone starts typing


TypeStatus has returned to iOS 8 as Hashbang has just released TypeStatus 2. This successor of the TypeStatus tweak is now supported on iOS 7 as well as iOS 8.4, which is a good news for iOS 8.4 users as iOS 8.4 is now jailbreakable. So let us take a look at the features of TypeStatus 2 and see if it can be useful for you.

Features of TypeStatus 2

  • TypeStatus 2 works by showing an overlay on your status bar so that you get to know when the person who you have been talking to you through iMessage reads your message or starts typing out the reply. TypeStatus-2-tweak_2
  • There are two display options in the tweak; the first option is overlay, which gets overlapped on the status bar and displays the person’s name who has just started typing. Using the second option will bring up an icon over the status bar, which will disappear in a few seconds. These two options will function whenever a person reads the message you sent.TypeStatus-2-tweak (1)
  • This tweak will work on the lock screen as well as on every other screen which displays the status bar.
  • You also get settings in the tweak so that you can configure it according to your preferences. You can select the duration for displaying the overlay, you can choose between the slide and fade overlay animations, you can hide text after a delay, and you can also choose to disable the TypeStatus 2 tweak when Messages is open.TypeStatus-2-577x1024
  • The tweak can be downloaded for free from the developer’s repo; it is not available in the default Cydia repos.

How to Download TypeStatus 2

  1. Open Cydia in your iOS device.
  2. Go to the Sources tab. cydia ios 9 source add
  3. Tap on the Edit option given in the top-right corner. cyda_ios_9_repo_source2
  4. In the next screen, tap the Add option given in the top-left corner. cyda_ios_9_repo_source0
  5. Now enter the URL of Hashbang’s repo in the popup that appears. The URL is: http://cydia.hbang.ws cyda_ios_9_repo_source4
  6. Once the repo is added, search for TypeStatus 2 in Cydia and install the package.

TypeStatus 2 has a couple of minor bugs, but still it works as said. It is even free, so is definitely worth trying. Join our Newsletter and follow us on Facebook to get more tips, tricks, tutorials, news, and more!

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