Status bar view controller chain is broken

Number:rdar://22575294 Date Originated:04-Sep-2015 11:56 AM
Status:Duplicate of 18526872 (Open) Resolved:
Product:iOS SDK Product Version:
Classification: Reproducible:
When a view controller is not the status bar view controller, its presented view controllers can not become the status bar view controller. For example, when a popover presented a view controller full screen, the full screen view controller is not used to specify the status bar appearance.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open and run the attached sample project, which has three view controllers: Master, Little, and Big. Initially Master is the status bar view controller.
2. Tap anywhere to make Master present Little in a popover.
3. Tap Little to make it present Big full screen.

Expected Results:
The full screen view controller, Big, should specify the status bar appearance, so it should use dark text (UIStatusBarStyleDefault).

Actual Results:
Master is still being used for the status bar appearance, so it uses light text (UIStatusBarStyleLightContent).

iOS 9, Xcode 7.0 beta 6 (7A192o)


The view controller in the popover can set its modalPresentationCapturesStatusBarAppearance to YES, then forward its presenting view controller’s status bar preferences.

Various iPhone and iPad simulators

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Seems to be fixed in iOS 10.

By douglashill at Aug. 18, 2016, 2:09 p.m. (reply...)

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