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How to Remove the Status Bar on iPhone Screenshots

Whether you’re an iOS developer, a blogger or a student or teacher writing documentation and tutorials: It sure is handy to know how to remove the Status Bar on iPhone screenshots. The Status Bar, located at the top of the screen, can be intrusive or distracting when you actually want to highlight the main content of your iPhone’s screen on a screenshot. Especially when sharing your screenshot with friends and colleagues that use iPhones for viewing it, the Status Bar can look out of place on those images.

Most people use Photoshop or another image editing suite to manually crop their screenshots and remove the Status Bar, but there are far easier ways to achieve the same goal. Here’s how to remove the Status Bar on your iPhone screenshots without having to buy expensive software or even go through manual steps.

Hint: Want to learn how to take a screenshot on iPhone? Here’s our guide.

Using the “Status Barred” app on your Mac

Prerequisites: You will need Mac OS X 10.8 or newer, as this tool is not available for Windows. Windows users will need to use image editing software such as Skitch, the GIMP or Photoshop to crop their screenshots.

You can download the free app via the App Store through this link or by clicking the download button in the following preview:

Status Barred
Status Barred
Developer: Craig Walton
Price: Free
  • Status Barred Screenshot
  • Status Barred Screenshot
  • Status Barred Screenshot

Removing the Status Bar from screenshots

Using the “Status Barred” app is really straightforward. Simply open up the app and locate an iPhone or iPad screenshot which you would like to crop. Then configure the app to your liking. Selecting “Overwrite” will edit the actual screenshot file, while disabling it will create a new file, to which you can specify the desired destination. You can also select to either crop or obscure the status bar area.

After setting up the app, drag and drop a screenshot onto the app’s window or dock icon. It will then be processed automatically, according to your settings. Or, if you prefer the manual route, click “Select Screenshots…” and pick one or multiple files to process. Here’s a before and after, with and without the status bar: