How to change StatusBar text color not background

I want to change the statusbar text color not just the background. When I use statusBar.backgroundColorByHexString("#f7f7f7"); the status bar background is changed successfully however the font is soo light that I can barely see it, how do I control the exact font color of the status bar text in Ionic 2 or 3?

There are numerous questions on this but the answers say you should just use the statusBar.backgroundColorByHexString();. However they dont solve the issue of changing just the text color not the background… any ideas?

Hey! did you find a solution?

$toolbar-md-title-text-color: white;

Add this line in your Theme->variables.scss

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problem solved :smile:

Hi! Do you find a solution, I have the same problem… I have a white status bar but the font color text stay white so I can’t even see the status bar! How can we get a white status bar with black font text…

in myapp class constructor
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For light backgrounds,

platform.ready().then(() => {
// let status bar overlay webview
this.statusBar.overlaysWebView(true);
// set status bar to white
this.statusBar.backgroundColorByHexString(’#ffffff’);
this.statusBar.styleDefault();
})

For dark backgrounds
platform.ready().then(() => {
// let status bar overlay webview
this.statusBar.overlaysWebView(true);
// set status bar to black
this.statusBar.backgroundColorByHexString(’#000000’);
this.statusBar.styleLightContent();
})

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