Programming language: Swift
License: MIT License
Tags: UI     Activity Indicator    
Latest version: v3.1.0

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StatusBarOverlay Language: Swift 4.0

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StatusBarOverlay will automatically show a "No Internet Connection" bar when your app loses connection, and hide it again. It supports apps which hide the status bar and The Notch


  • Just a few lines of code and StatusBarOverlay will automatically show & hide when internet connection is lost & regained
  • Support for apps that hide the status bar permanently
  • Support for the iPhone X Notch
  • Optionally you can choose to show the status bar anytime with custom text, eg for Debug or Demo modes
  • Optionally you can show a drop down message, below the status bar, with a click handle, great for nonintrusive alerts
  • Fully customisable colors & text

How to install

Add this to your CocoaPods Podfile

pod 'StatusBarOverlay'

How to use

In your Info.plist file set UIViewControllerBasedStatusBarAppearance = true

In your AppDelegate.didFinishLaunchingWithOptions() method set StatusBarOverlay.host to your server domain. StatusBarOverlay will use this to check connectivity

func application(_ application: UIApplication, didFinishLaunchingWithOptions launchOptions: [UIApplicationLaunchOptionsKey: Any]?) -> Bool {

  StatusBarOverlay.host = "example.com"

  return true

If you use a common UIViewController subclass, add the following to it. All of view controllers show override these methods, so its best to use a common UIViewController subclass

import StatusBarOverlay // if StatusBarOverlay is in CocoaPod

extension CommonViewController {

  override var preferredStatusBarStyle: UIStatusBarStyle {
    return StatusBarOverlay.preferredStatusBarStyle

  override var prefersStatusBarHidden: Bool {
    return StatusBarOverlay.prefersStatusBarHidden

  override var preferredStatusBarUpdateAnimation: UIStatusBarAnimation {
    return StatusBarOverlay.preferredStatusBarUpdateAnimation

Thats it. Run your app, try turning on and off airplane mode and the No Internet Connection bar will show and hide. On the simulator sometimes the hiding event isnt fired. All devices work normally


  • Reachability is required for the connectivity events

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A Codable extension to decode arrays and to catch & log all decoding failures https://github.com/IdleHandsApps/SafeDecoder

An elegant solution for keeping views visible when the keyboard is being shown https://github.com/IdleHandsApps/IHKeyboardAvoiding

Button styles that are centralied and reusable, and hooked up to InterfaceBuilder https://github.com/IdleHandsApps/DesignableButton


It'd be great to hear about any cool apps that are using StatusBarOverlay


Distributed under the MIT License

*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the StatusBarOverlay README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.