[SOLVED] Android Studio – Change app status bar to custom color?

Issue

I know that you can change the status bar color in Android’s themes.xml file with the following line:

<item name="android:statusBarColor" tools:targetApi="l">@color/teal_200</item>

That being said, if I want to customize the color (ie. make it a hex value), how can I do this?

Solution

You can define your own custom colors in a colors.xml file in your res/values directory.

In colors.xml you can do something like the following with your preferred hex value:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<resources>
    <color name="custom_color">#FF3A52B2</color>
</resources>

And in your themes.xml file you can then reference that custom color as follows:

<item name="android:statusBarColor" tools:targetApi="l">@color/custom_color</item>

Answered By – Colin Marsch

Answer Checked By – Timothy Miller (BugsFixing Admin)

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