Removing Status Bar Best Practices

Hello everyone - quick question about removing the status bar with cellular info/time/misc. in an ionic app.

My understanding is that there are two ways to remove the bar for those who don’t want it.

1: edit config.xml to specify that you don’t want the status bar on iOS/android

2: remove Cordova plugin statusbar from package.json entirely

Is there any real difference between the two with respect to speed/CPU usage on device? Is there any benefit to using option 1 over option 2?

That doesn’t remove the statusbar from your app. It only removes the controls you have to dynamically adjust the statusbar from within your app.