Notification Bar Empty or Difficult to See After Android 8.0 Oreo Update


  • Since doing an Android update, the left hand portion of the status bar has "disappeared"
  • No notifications show
  • Notifications may show, but could be very difficult to see 


  • Samsung Galaxy S7 
  • Android 8.0 Oreo


Change the background to a different photo or wallpaper and then back to your desired background 


During the system update, the notification area was set to white icons by default which are difficult to see against a black background

Additional Notes

The icons may be difficult to see, if the background is a very light or white color, until it's changed 


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