I notice iOS 5 has implemented a black status bar at the top of the screen highlighting the wireless signal, time and battery. Similar to Google's black bar at the top, it seems a bit distracting and unsightly. Is it really necessary? Could we could see the signal time and battery just fine without it? That has always been there, hasn't it? Not on my iPod touch Yes, I noticed this before. Its black bar where before it was transparent. I just had to delete a post because for some reason I cannot edit them anymore. Okay, I just chenged my wall paper and the bar is a dark transparent. It's not light. Maybe in the days before iOS5 it was transparent with a slight hint of the color of the wall paper, but I can that the bar is not black. It's transparent but on the dark side. Here's couple wallpapers that make the statusbar transparent You talking about in safari? Turn off private browsing. That is the only time my status bar appears to be black. I've honestly never noticed it, but my background is black. Thanks Bennyboy, worked like a charm. How do those work? Got any more or their source? You welcome. If I find more ill post them here, that's all i have. I got them on macThemes.com You find any more? Any new ones? Bennyboy just posted a link for an app that makes the status bar invisible. http://forums.everythingicafe.com/threads/invisible-statusbar-with-istatusbar.85251/ Awesome! Thank you much you're a piece of crap So I unfortunately just tried this and have to report that it does not work. While it does lighten the status bar, it is still clearly visible. Thanks anyway, is there any way to fully remove it when jailbroken? Yes, Transparent Status Bar from modmyi Oh yeah! Transparent Status Bar for iOS 4 is free in Cydia and works fine on iOS 5. Here's mine with it enabled in WinterBoard: Ya that's beautiful. So it works w iOS 5 also? And are those the same, the ones u and the posters above mentioned? Yes, Transparent Status Bar for iOS 4 works on iOS 5. I'm on 5.0.1. Yes, we are both using the same tweak. Great, thanks. Your set of icons, where did you get them and what are they called, I like them and would like to use. Thats Jaku on cydia. But look at Edius HD, it's basically the same thing but free, also on cydia.