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White status bar

How do I make the status bar text white in xcode 5 for ios 7?

2 Answers

If you're using a UINavigationController then put this code in the -viewDidLoad method of your initial view controller.

I am just using a single view.

Try this then in the -viewDidLoad method.

[UIApplication sharedApplication].statusBarStyle = UIBarStyleBlack;

It still has not changed. od i need to do something elsewhere?

OK, try adding the following method to your view controller.

- (UIStatusBarStyle)preferredStatusBarStyle {
    return UIStatusBarStyleLightContent;

PERFECT!! Thank you! I am also having difficulties with iAds since i have opened my app in xcode 5. Is there a quick fix for this?

To make the status bar text white you need to set the -barStyle on the UINavigationBar to UIBarStyleBlack.

self.navigationController.navigationBar.barStyle = UIBarStyleBlack;

Where do I put this code?