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How to hide the home indicator and other system UI

Paul Hudson    @twostraws   

Updated for Xcode 14.0 beta 1

New in iOS 16

SwiftUI’s persistentSystemOverlays() modifier lets us show or hide the so-called “non-transient system views” that are automatically placed over our UI – Apple’s name for the home indicator, the multitask indicator on iPad, and more.

For example, this will request to hide the overlays:

Text("This needs to take up lots of space")
    .frame(maxWidth: .infinity, maxHeight: .infinity)
    .background(.yellow)
    .persistentSystemOverlays(.hidden)

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Note: This is a request to hide the overlays – it’s down to the system to decide what it actually do.

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