iOS 7 | Navigation bar / Toolbar buttons very close to status bar

The navigation bars or toolbars have to be at (0, viewController.topLayoutGuide.length) with bar positioning of UIBarPositionTopAttached. You should set the delegate of your navigation bar or your toolbar to your view controller, and return UIBarPositionTopAttached. If positioned correctly, you will have the result in your third image. More information here:

How to make completely transparent navigation bar in iOS 7

From this answer [self.navigationController.navigationBar setBackgroundImage:[UIImage new] forBarMetrics:UIBarMetricsDefault]; self.navigationController.navigationBar.shadowImage = [UIImage new]; self.navigationController.navigationBar.translucent = YES; self.navigationController.view.backgroundColor = [UIColor clearColor]; self.navigationController.navigationBar.backgroundColor = [UIColor clearColor]; Also, as suggested by Josh in the comments, to put the bar back to default: [self.navigationController.navigationBar setBackgroundImage:nil forBarMetrics:UIBarMetricsDefault];

Add a UIView above all, even the navigation bar

You can do that by adding your view directly to the keyWindow: UIView *myView = /* <- Your custom view */; UIWindow *currentWindow = [UIApplication sharedApplication].keyWindow; [currentWindow addSubview:myView]; UPDATE — For Swift 4.1 and above let currentWindow: UIWindow? = UIApplication.shared.keyWindow currentWindow?.addSubview(myView) UPDATE for iOS13 and above keyWindow is deprecated. You should use the following: … Read more

How to set the text of a back button on a UINavigationBar? [duplicate]

The setTitle way – though may seem to work, is incorrect. If you pay attention closely, you will notice that the navigation item changes to the new title while the new view is animated into view via pushViewController. The fact that you have to restore your title in viewWillAppear is kludgy, which further suggests its … Read more

iOS 11 customise search bar in navigation bar

I just found out how to set also the rest of them: (with some help of Brandon, thanks!) The “Cancel” text: searchController.searchBar.tintColor = .white The search icon: searchController.searchBar.setImage(UIImage(named: “my_search_icon”), for:, state: .normal) The clear icon: searchController.searchBar.setImage(UIImage(named: “my_search_icon”), for: UISearchBarIcon.clear, state: .normal) The search text: UITextField.appearance(whenContainedInInstancesOf: [UISearchBar.self]).defaultTextAttributes = [NSAttributedStringKey.foregroundColor.rawValue: UIColor.white] Thanks for the help @Brandon! … Read more