How to change iOS StatusBar font color?


Basically I want to change the font color to white for the Carrier/Time/Battery Percentage status bar in iOS.

My issue is similar to the one described in Stack Overflow question below. However, I tried to implement the same changes in my app and I’m not getting it to work. Any ideas?

Stack Overflow Question

I have:
Cordova CLI: 5.0.0
Gulp version: CLI version 3.8.11
Ionic Version: 1.0.0-nightly-1373
Ionic CLI Version: 1.5.5
Ionic App Lib Version: 0.2.2
OS: Windows 8.1
Node Version: v0.12.4


According to the post below it cannot be done via JS, but this post was published back in August 2014. Is there a way to change the color to

Is there a way to change the color to white? (for carrier/time/batter/etc)