Have you ever wanted to change the position of the clock on your Android tablet or smartphone? Or perhaps you’ve wanted to add a battery percentage, or just wanted to change the look of the status bar. You might immediately think that you might need to root your device to change the status bar, but that is not a necessary path you have to take. What you can do is head on to the Google Play Store and download the Material Status Bar.
Changing the Status Bar on Your Android Smartphone or Tablet With Material Status Bar
Step 1 – The first step is to head on to the Google Play Store to download Material Status Bar for your Android device. When you’re going to download it, you will be prompted to grant the app some pretty far-reaching permissions, but there is no cause for worry as these permissions are only needed for the app to work properly.
Step 2 – Once the app has been downloaded, you will first have to toggle certain settings within the Accessibility, Notifications, and Write settings on your Android smartphone or tablet. First, tap on Accessibility and tap Material Status Bar on the new screen. It will then double-check to make sure that you really want to grant permission for the app. Tap on OK to continue. Pres the back button to return to the app and then select Notifications this time around. Toggle the switch found on the upper right and then tap on allow. Lastly, head on back to the app and then select Write this time around. Toggle the switch on the upper right portion of the screen.
Step 3 – After the permissions have been granted, you can now play around with the settings that the Material Status Bar app can offer. First, you can customize the status bar. On the app, head on to Theme, and in here you will have four options, them being Lollipop, Dark Gradient, Gradient, and Flat. By default, it should be placed under Lollipop. There is also a Transparent Status Bar option but that is intended solely for the home screen on your device. Furthermore, it will only work on a non-scrolling or static home screen image.
Step 4 – It should be noted that the free version of the Material Status Bar app for Android has ads. You can opt to purchase the Pro version (which is priced at $1.50 at the time of writing) if you want to remove those ads permanently.
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