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    Default Can I remove to black bar at the top of my iPad Mini screen?

    I just discovered kinda a big problem. I just updated my iPad Mini to ios 7.1, and wanted to play an ipod app on it, but since updating to 7.1, while in landscape mode, the top of the screen is a black bar with the wifi logo, ipad and battery level, but this blocks like a part of the screen of the app, for instance on monopoly I cant see the scores of the first two players because of it. Any way to delete the bar?
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    Default re: Can I remove to black bar at the top of my iPad Mini screen?

    I doubt theres a way to delete that bar. Usually when you play an iPhone or iPod app on the iPad there's going to be a border since it isn't optimized for that screen. That app in particular may not be updated yet to iOS 7.1 so you may be out of luck or you might have to download the iPad version.
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    Default re: Can I remove to black bar at the top of my iPad Mini screen?

    Hi, thomaaas. Is your iPad mini a first or second generation? I am not able to speak of a second generation, so my views are stated from a first gen mini.

    Anyway, prior to iOS 7, scaled up iPhone apps were allowed to be run on the mini in either 1X or 2X mode with the status bar always at the top of the iPad.

    With iOS 7, iPhone apps are now locked to 2X mode on non-retina iPads since it now uses Retina graphics as default. Also with iOS 7, iPhone apps that are scaled for iPad hides the status bar.

    With iOS 7.1, Apple brought back the status bar on scaled iPhone apps but it's not on the top of the iPad anymore, instead, as you mentioned, it is now attached to the iPhone app. Therefore an iPhone-like status bar appears at the top of the app. I believe Apple made this change to show the network progress indicator, or this may just be a feature request from the Apple community.

    However, this implementation on iOS 7.1 isn't perfect as it ignores whether an app runs fullscreen on iPhone (w/o the status bar) or not. Therefore on your screenshots with fullscreen iPhone apps, the status bar is still present. But don't worry, as this bug is most likely to be noticed by other iPad users and will probably fixed in upcoming iOS updates.



    I've already posted this post on another Forum with a similar question. Hope this helps.
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    Default Re: Can I remove to black bar at the top of my iPad Mini screen?

    My GF had a similar problem with her iPad recently when playing Scrabble. It turned out that the most recent update of the OS made a change that was not compatible with the old version of Scrabble. I don't recall the details but it was also significant that Scrabble couldn't be updated to the latest version. We happened to be in an Apple store for other reasons, and had the thing with us. The store guy found the reason why it wasn't updating - in fact several apps had not updated. Once the update was complete the black bar disappeared when we ran Scrabble.

    So this might be the same issue.
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    This issue is driving me crazy, I have about a dozen apps that this ruins. 2 updates later and it is still there. Now up to 7.1.2 and not fixed yet. I went with Apple specifically for iOS. Everything looked and acted like real world counterparts. Then iOS 7 turned everything into blank white pages with hard to see, obscure icons. My daughter with her new google nexus rubs this in every chance she gets. :-(

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