Android phones with a notch: fullscreen starts below the notch so bottom part is cut off

I have reports and screens from users with Android phones with a notch like the Pixel 3 XL, that my apps are no longer fullscreen: there is a black bar on top, the screen starts below the notch, so the bottom part is cut off.

See this example:

Screenshot_20181120-191302.png

How can I solve this? Preferably without using an ANE.

I'm using AIR29 and <fullScreen>true</fullScreen>. Or is this just a question of migrating to the last AIR version?

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Android phones with a notch: fullscreen starts below the notch so bottom part is cut off

I have reports and screens from users with Android phones with a notch like the Pixel 3 XL, that my apps are no longer fullscreen: there is a black bar on top, the screen starts below the notch, so the bottom part is cut off.

See this example:

Screenshot_20181120-191302.png

How can I solve this? Preferably without using an ANE.

I'm using AIR29 and <fullScreen>true</fullScreen>. Or is this just a question of migrating to the last AIR version?

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Re: Android phones with a notch: fullscreen starts below the notch so bottom part is cut off

I have just tried using AIR31 but the problem stays the same.

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Re: Android phones with a notch: fullscreen starts below the notch so bottom part is cut off

For your app XML file, are you using a "max_aspect" tag to allow for the extra-tall devices like this?  We had similar issues with devices that were larger than 16:9, and that tag usually fixes the nudging and black bars we were getting.  Here's how ours is set up, within the "android" section of the XML file:

<android>

     <manifestAdditions>

          <![CDATA[

               <manifest android:installLocation="auto">

                   

                    <!-- other tags here -->

                    <application android:hardwareAccelerated="true">

                              <!-- this lets you support devices larger than 16:9 ratio -->

                              <meta-data android:name="android.max_aspect" android:value="2.16" />

                    </application>

               </manifest>

          ]]>

     </manifestAdditions>

</android>

Different values work as well, but you'd need at least 2.06 for the Pixel 3 XL's ratio of 18.5:9.

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Re: Android phones with a notch: fullscreen starts below the notch so bottom part is cut off

Thanks for the answer Flipline! I was using the max_aspect but with a 2.0 valiue. This has always worked before, but seems like it is now indeed causing the incorrect letterboxing and bottom part cut off problem on recent models.

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Re: Android phones with a notch: fullscreen starts below the notch so bottom part is cut off

Flipline, have you tested this recently on a Pixel 3 XL? Or does it work with a certain AIR version, or maybe I am missing some settings.

Because the solution is ok now for me on devices like the Samsung S9, but the Pixel 3 XL keeps showing the black bar and the bottom of the screen is cut off.

I got a report from someone with the device, and I also tested it myself on an online testing service that uses real devices.

I really don't know how to solve this on this particular device...

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Re: Android phones with a notch: fullscreen starts below the notch so bottom part is cut off

After a suggestion from someone on the Starling forum, I have solved the problem now on the Pixel 3 XL as well: just by waiting for 2 seconds to do any stage setup after being added to the stage.

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Re: Android phones with a notch: fullscreen starts below the notch so bottom part is cut off

Are you also using Event.RENDER in the beginning? If not I wonder if that would be sufficient, rather than waiting two seconds.

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Re: Android phones with a notch: fullscreen starts below the notch so bottom part is cut off

Hmm we haven't tried on a 3 XL device ourselves to test it, the last one we checked was a Pixel 2 XL and we didn't have any problems there, though it's not quite as wide as a 3 XL...

We usually listen for an Event.RESIZE, and run our adjust-for-resolution code each time that happens -- on some older Android tablets and Kindle Fires that would fire a handful of times at startup with different values than what it had at launch.

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Re: Android phones with a notch: fullscreen starts below the notch so bottom part is cut off

Well the solution is not 100% yet: if I wait 2 seconds, the screen is fullscreen without cut off but there are transparent system bars on top and bottom that stay there...

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Re: Android phones with a notch: fullscreen starts below the notch so bottom part is cut off

I have created a new thread specifically for the Pixel 3 XL because none of the suggested solutions works for this device.

In one of comments above I thought I found a solution, but I had mistakenly used

stage.displayState = StageDisplayState.NORMAL;

which does not have the cut off problem, but keeps showing the system bars on top of the stage.

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Re: Android phones with a notch: fullscreen starts below the notch so bottom part is cut off

I think you would need to manually confirm that your app supports "cutouts" for the notch. Have not implemented this myself but it should be the cause of your black bar:

Support display cutouts  |  Android Developers

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