Customize the Status Bar
The material theme lets developers easily customize the status bar, developers can specify a color that fits their brand and provides enough contrast to show the white status icons.
Problem is that the material theme is only available in Android 5.0 (API level 21) and above, which currently have too few people use it in their Android device, I don’t have it in my Android. But I do have Android 4.4 (API level 19). Luckily we can change status bar color from API 19 and above.
There are many ways to achieve it, and I’m going to post two ways to do the job.
First, the easiest way which use Android System Bar Tint - made by Jeff Gilfelt, this is good for fullscreen activities.
#How it looks
Here is how is looks when it is done:
compile 'com.readystatesoftware.systembartint:systembartint:1.0.3' to your dependencies in
and in your Activity:
You will need to make
values-v19/styles.xml for different API levels.