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Youtube video in WebView: StatusBar is gone after fullscreen (iOS 12) #62

sebk opened this issue Sep 27, 2018 · 6 comments


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commented Sep 27, 2018


React Native Environment Info:
OS: macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
CPU: x64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7500 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Memory: 529.69 MB / 16.00 GB
Shell: 5.3 - /bin/zsh
Node: 8.11.2 - /usr/local/bin/node
Yarn: 1.7.0 - /usr/local/bin/yarn
npm: 6.1.0 - /usr/local/bin/npm
Watchman: 4.9.0 - /usr/local/bin/watchman
Platforms: iOS 12.0, macOS 10.14, tvOS 12.0, watchOS 5.0
Android Studio: 3.1 AI-173.4907809
Xcode: 10.0/10A255 - /usr/bin/xcodebuild
react: 16.5.0 => 16.5.0
react-native: 0.57.1 => 0.57.1
react-native-cli: 2.0.1
react-native-git-upgrade: 0.2.7


I'm including a youtube video via a WebView.

Code snippet:

  source={{uri: ''}}

When the video comes back from fullscreen the StatusBar is gone.

This happens since iOS 12. On iOS 11 this problem doesn't occure (technically in iOS 11 there is also a StatusBar disappear problem, but a little bit different, and I would like to focus on iOS 12 only for now).

Reproducible Demo

A react-native project can be found here:

@Titozzz Titozzz added the bug label Sep 27, 2018


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commented Oct 21, 2018

same with me. any update?


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commented Oct 21, 2018

This project mostly depends on community to address the issues, we are trying to help to precess and review as fast as possible everything, however we can't be full time on this! I hope someone can submit a PR, and I'll be happy to get it merged


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commented Dec 14, 2018

@sebk @congnd
Maybe give a try for this code?

import { StatusBar } from 'react-native';

I found the solution in here, but I have not tested myself yet... please let me know if it is working :P


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commented Dec 14, 2018

Kind of...The problem is to know when to hide and when to show the StatusBar. In the App I want to show the Bar. Only when the video is in fullscreen the bar should be hidden. I have to know when the video goes into fullscreen and when it leaves it. The question is: When do I call setHidden(false) and when setHidden(true)?

On iOS I found a native solution:

- (BOOL)application:(UIApplication *)application didFinishLaunchingWithOptions:(NSDictionary *)launchOptions
[[NSNotificationCenter defaultCenter] addObserver:self selector:@selector(videoExitFullScreen:) name:@"UIWindowDidBecomeHiddenNotification" object:nil];

- (void)videoExitFullScreen:(id)sender
  [[UIApplication sharedApplication] setStatusBarHidden:NO animated:YES];

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commented Jan 31, 2019

@sebk Thanks its working

ericlewis added a commit to ericlewis/react-native-webview that referenced this issue Apr 29, 2019

@Titozzz Titozzz closed this in #544 Apr 30, 2019

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chore(release): 5.8.1 [skip ci]
## [5.8.1](v5.8.0...v5.8.1) (2019-04-30)

### Bug Fixes

* **WKWebView:** StatusBar is gone after fullscreen (iOS 12) ([#544](#544)) ([c2914a8](c2914a8)), closes [#62](#62)

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commented Apr 30, 2019

🎉 This issue has been resolved in version 5.8.1 🎉

The release is available on:

Your semantic-release bot 📦🚀

SebiVPS added a commit to vivid-planet/react-native-webview that referenced this issue May 2, 2019

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