[Solved] Status bar color blending issue

I just want to be able to choose the status bar color for every page as it used to be back then before this annoying bug…

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any news or should we redesign our apps?

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Hey @oreeldadln,

Yes @wei is still actively working on this and we should be able to give you a more thorough progress update next week (our US colleagues have some time off today and the Irish team will be off on Monday)

Apologies for the radio silence here, but rest assured this hasn’t been forgotten about!


Thanks @domhnallohanlon

The open line of communication is very appreciated and assuring for us Thunkers over here

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As Domhnall said, we are still working on it. We may revert the safe area view change we added back in November and let you have the option to add it. In that way, you have the control. But we don’t have a full fix of iOS status bar background and safe area view together now.


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Is this also the same problem mentioned above as the status bar is not customizable?

We have developed a short term solution (give you the option to color the safe area view) and we should be able to release it soon.



Hi, Will this update(s) solve the issue for background images as well that’s mentioned earlier in this thread? No matter which mode you choose you will never get rid of that white status bar. I’m quit sure that if you choose “stretch” it’s suppose to stretch over the whole screen? That doesn’t work today so for me for example it’s not only the missing ability to set the colour of the status bar that gives a lack of experience in my app, it’s the ignorance of background image-modes as well. At least on iPhone XR.

when will this be out?

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Dear friends,

Good news - the changes passed our internal tests and we deployed them to production. You can try it now.

Here is the list of changes you might find it helpful.

  • A new property Ignore Notch Area in the app setting
  • A new property Notch Area Background Color in the app setting

The Ignore Notch Area property enables you to remove the safe area view which we add to the app automatically. If you set this property to be true, the screen background color will extend to full screen and there won’t be any white area. However, you need to manually take care of the notch in your app design, like adding extra space, in order to avoid the app element to be blocked by the notch.

The Notch Area Background Color property enables you to set the safe area view color in iOS only. With this, you can customize the background color of the white area. Please note, this is an app level setting and you won’t be able to customize the color at the screen level.

Please try it out and provide feedback if there is any :slight_smile:



I’ve changed Notch Area Background Color. It works.

Thank you so much.


Thanks @wei and @jose and the team! :grin: We’ll make a bigger announcement about this soon, along with some other great additions that have come to Thunkable this month, but hopefully marking this message as a solution will encourage people to check it out and see this awesome news!


Hi. I have a background image in my app. I would like that to fill the screen (view area, not safety area).
I tested this switch”ignore notch area” but I still have white safe areas. I used “cover”-mode on the image.
How should I do? Thanks!!

I tried the other way, to set a colour on the safe area. This is how it looks like for me. Is it a bug in this feature?

A white stripe is left at the top. I am in an iPhone XR

Hi. I don’t know if this is where I should report this kind of things as it’s marked as (solved), but I found another “bug”?

I have been using the app for a few day and suddenly the white bottom came back?? But only bottom… top is fine (except for the previous issue with the stripe).


I have been trying give feedback on a thread that is marked as “solved”, so maybe my feedback won’t get through??

Please have a look at the end of this thread:

I’m sure it must be a bug in the new feature??
Otherwise, how can I solve this? This does not look good at all. I am using iPhone XR.


Thanks for the feedback @andreas.sjdtomypv - just wanted to acknowledge that we’ve seen this and will be following up on this issue.

I’m not sure that this is a new issue, but completely agree that it is an issue.

Did something change during those couple of days - did you update your version of iOS?

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Hi. Thanks for your answer.
I appreciate that.

No, no update or so have been made, it just suddenly disappeared. It has happen more times after that. With an already built app, after a few days that bottom bar goes white again.


Any news regarding this “not so reliable statusbar colouring” issue, and that white stripe that appears on the top-part of the statusbar on iPhone XR?
I am just to be finished with my app but I won’t publish until this is fixed, it messes up the experience for the user of my app.

Thanks! And thanks for a great service! :+1:

A thought…
Since it is possible to change the color for the statusbar now, why don’t give possibility to make it transparent in that color tablett? I know there is an option for transparency in there, but that wont work., at least for iPhone XR that is not possible…That would solve the issue for those who want to have a background image cover the whole screen.


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Hi wei,

Thanks a lot to support and technical teams to put some great effort on resolving this, this is definitely better than it was.

I still have one small bug anyway: when I arrive on my main/first page (which is a web view) I see the pictograms of the status bar as it should, but when I open the menu, or take a screenshot (I really can’t see how it is related) the pictograms disappear (see both pictures below)

I need to change the screen to see them coming back:

Then if I come back to the first page with the Web View, they seem to stay and don’t disappear anymore. Could you give this feedback to the technical team please? I’m quite sure they’d be interested in this weird behavior.