How to fix Empty Space on top of Curved Android Phone


My react-native app look totally fine on most Android devices (and iOS) I tested on emulator, but some devices with noticeable curved screen on top (Google Pixel 4, API 29), it shows a big empty region on top of the phone.

This does not look normal. Do you know how to fix it ?

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I am using SafeAreaView but without any Android specific padding/margin.

<SafeAreaView style{{flex:1}}>
    ... My App Code come here.

I also tried to remove the the SafeAreaView and used regular View instead but it still wont go away.

Just for testing I removed everything and added a hello world test screen. It still gives same wide empty space.

My App.js:

export default class Main extends React.Component {
    constructor(props) {
      super (props);

  render () {
    return (
        <View style{{flex:1, backgroundColor: 'white'}}>
            <Text> Hello World, How to fix this ? </Text>

AppRegistry.registerComponent(appName, () > Main);

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You can’t remove it, it’s a display bug on the Pixel 4 emulator. A physical Pixel 4 doesn’t have that gap.

See my other answer for a detailed explanation.

Real one vs emulator

Answered By – Bigood

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