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iPhone X and Home Indicator Bar

Explorer ,
Aug 30, 2018

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Hello,

how can I let this bar turn to "auto-hide" mode? When will this be supported? It is really in the way in my app!

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Henning

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iPhone X and Home Indicator Bar

Explorer ,
Aug 30, 2018

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Hello,

how can I let this bar turn to "auto-hide" mode? When will this be supported? It is really in the way in my app!

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Henning

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Engaged ,
Aug 31, 2018

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I haven't used it myself, but Distriqt has a free ANE that lets you defer screen edge gestures, where it keeps the bar in a lower-opacity mode until you swipe, then if you swipe again it accepts the gesture like normal:

System Gestures ANE:

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Explorer ,
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Hello,

I have tried it and it helps a lot.... nonetheless 50% transparency is

still too much..... how can I tweak the transparency of the bar?

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Henning

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Engaged ,
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Unfortunately Apple doesn't let you turn it off or change transparency, those are the only two states that Apple allows for iPhone X.  They even have guidelines that you can't use solid blocks of color behind the indicator to "force" it to be a different color or shade, they'll reject apps for trying to affect the default look of the bar.  I believe they only allow you to hide it in specific cases like if your app is a video app where you need full-screen non-interactive content, but for games and other apps it's not allowed.

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So the only option we have for a perfect solution beyond this is the

auto-hide mode of the bar if I understood that right.

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Engaged ,
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You can only use auto-hide if your app is something passive like a video player, and even then Apple is very strict at review time about whether they'll allow that or not for individual apps.  They generally want the home indicator bar on screen at all times, and you unfortunately just need to design your apps around that now and make sure your UI doesn't interfere.  I haven't seen any ANEs that let you use the auto-hide feature, I'm guessing mainly because Apple really doesn't want people to use it.

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Ok, right, thanks for the help! I appreciate it.

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Thank you - this ANE help me.

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