Why the same code behaves differently in same OS but different devices?

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  2. Platforms(Android/iOS/web/all):

I have an App which I am testing on real devices. The issue is with the SafeAreaView. If I set the height of the screenHeight - statusBarHeight it works right on the Samsung Galaxy S9+ but it shows a bottom ‘ice’ padding in the Samsung Galaxy S10+.

If I take it off, it shows correctly on Samsung Galaxy S10+ but not in the S9+, showing a screen color padding.

Why does this happen?
How to fix this?


Does this work for you?

import React from 'react';
import { Text, View } from 'react-native';
import { SafeAreaProvider, useSafeArea } from 'react-native-safe-area-context';

const HomeScreen = props => {
  const insets = useSafeArea();

  return (
        flex: 1,
        backgroundColor: "lightblue",
        paddingTop: insets.top,
        paddingBottom: insets.bottom,
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export default function App() {
  return (
      <HomeScreen />

FWIW, the code by @wodin is what we use and works across devices. The code you mentioned is a (very) old way to try to accomplish this. For Android, this is because SafeAreaView only works for iOS out of the box and the StatusBar.currentHeight does NOT necessarily reflect the “screenInsets”.

Using react-native-safe-area-context does correctly use the “screenInsets”.

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