The status bar of an iPhone is one of the most important feature as it helps in telling you the time, the percentage of your battery and about the availability of other services and if it disappears then definitely your iPhone will look incomplete.

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Recently a lot of people were asking questions like what can they do in order to bring the status bar of their iPhone back or why did it disappear in the first place? Well, if you are also facing any such issue then here we are with proper reasoning and a quick fix for your status bar.

Why Is Your iPhone’s Status Bar Missing?

Just like anyone else, you might also have the same question in your mind that what caused it to disappear. The answer however is pretty simple, there might be a minor software glitch that made it to disappear and there is nothing to worry about.

Here’s How You Can Fix A Missing iPhone Status Bar

It is an undeniable fact that 99% of such issues get fixed just by restarting the phone. If you’ve got an iPhone 8 then here is what you do;

  • Press and hold the power button until it says “slide to power off”
  • Swipe the slide from left to right
  • Wait for 15 seconds
  • Press and hold the power button again until it starts again

If you have the iPhone X then;

  • Press and hold the power button until it says “slide to power off
  • Swipe the slide from left to right and turn off your phone
  • Wait for 15 seconds
  • Press and hold the side button to turn the phone on. 

What to Do If The Status Bar Keeps Disappearing?

If your status bar keeps disappearing, then there are high chances that restarting your phone won’t fix the problem. The reason behind it might be a deeper software issue. If it is so then here are the two things you can do to fix it up;

1. Check for Software Update

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There might be a issue with the version of iOS running on your phone. These type of software glitches can be easily fixed in subsequent software updates. For that you should go in the settings and check for an iOS update. If there is an update available then download it and install it. This will surely help you in bringing the status bar back.

2. Perform A DFU Restore

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See Also: How to View iPhone X Battery Percentage

If the problem is much more severe and if you are facing more software issues then you should opt for a DFU restore otherwise it’s better not to choose this to fix the iPhone. The major purpose of this restore is to erase all the data, the codes of your iPhone and it gives a fresh start to the phone. With it, all the software bugs come to an end and you’ll have a new iPhone in your hand with the status bar back.

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Stephan Popov
When iDevice users experience problems with the iOS software or unlocking, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My passion is providing answers to your problems. I help iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users by recommending fixes for common iOS bugs and tools that improves your experience. I conduct in-depth research for every topic i cover on this blog, to ensure that I cover everything Apple users need to troubleshoot their issues. When not writing for UnlockBoot, i enjoy swimming in my backyard pool. P.S. i prefers the Maldives for holidays. Connect with me on Facebook, Google Plus and Twitter.