Remove HomeIndicator in my iOS app

Dear Team,

Please find my configuration :
Expo SDK 45
iOS platform
Bare project

I want to remove the home indicator from my app.
I tried with react-native-home-indicator but when I remove this line from AppDelegate :

UIViewController *rootViewController = [self.reactDelegate createRootViewController];

The expo orientation doesn’t work.

I tried with “Swizzling” methods with this code :

@implementation UIViewController (Swizzling)

  • (void)load


static dispatch_once_t onceToken;

dispatch_once(&onceToken, ^{

SEL originalSelector = @selector(prefersHomeIndicatorAutoHidden);

SEL swizzledSelector = @selector(swizzledPrefersHomeIndicatorAutoHidden);

Method originalMethod = class_getInstanceMethod([self class], originalSelector);

Method swizzledMethod = class_getInstanceMethod([self class], swizzledSelector);

const BOOL didAdd = class_addMethod([self class], originalSelector, method_getImplementation(swizzledMethod), method_getTypeEncoding(swizzledMethod));

if (didAdd)

class_replaceMethod([self class], swizzledSelector, method_getImplementation(originalMethod), method_getTypeEncoding(originalMethod));


method_exchangeImplementations(originalMethod, swizzledMethod);



  • (BOOL)prefersHomeIndicatorAutoHidden


return YES; //Doesn’t matter what you return here. In this you could return the actual property value.


  • (BOOL)swizzledPrefersHomeIndicatorAutoHidden //This is the actual prefersHomeIndicatorAutoHidden call


return YES ;



But since Expo SDK 45 the home indicator is not removed.
Could you tell me why and how can I fixe it ?

Thanks in advance for your help,
Kind regards,
Kévin Graillot

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