Status bar not showing in standalone iOS app

Please provide the following:

  1. SDK Version: 35.0.0
  2. Platforms(Android/iOS/web/all): iOS

The status bar is never visible on standalone iOS app while it is visible in the simulator. I have both header and tab bar in my app. I have already tried using SafeAreaView, SafeAreaProvider, and/or setting headerInset but none of them help. And I don’t have a background color, ie its the default color. Please help me make the status bar visible in standalone app.

Hey @gravfity,

Can you share your app.json? Also, it’s worth creating a fresh Expo project and building an .ipa to see if the issue persists.


  "expo": {
    "name": "Gravfity",
    "slug": "Gravfity",
    "privacy": "public",
    "sdkVersion": "35.0.0",
    "platforms": [
    "description": "Find people nearby to engage in activities",
    "version": "1.0.14",
    "orientation": "portrait",
    "icon": "./assets/Gravfity.png",
    "splash": {
      "image": "./assets/splash.png",
      "resizeMode": "contain",
      "backgroundColor": "#ffffff"
    "updates": {
      "fallbackToCacheTimeout": 0
    "assetBundlePatterns": [
    "ios": {
      "bundleIdentifier": "com.gravfity.mvp",
      "supportsTablet": false,
      "infoPlist": {
        "NSLocationWhenInUseUsageDescription": "We use your current location to find events around you.",
        "NSPhotoLibraryUsageDescription": "We access your photo gallery in order to upload an avatar of your choice."
      "config": {
        "googleMapsApiKey": ""
    "android": {
      "package": "com.gravfity.mvp",
      "versionCode": 14,
      "config": {
        "googleMaps": {
          "apiKey": ""
    "facebookScheme": "",
    "facebookAppId": "",
    "facebookDisplayName": "Gravfity"

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