You should be able to specify whether the status bar is hidden, light, dark, or other options.
We're working on it!! https://github.com/expo/expo/pull/5230
it would be great if I could hide it when splash displays
This, it'd be great to hide it, especially as it picks whatever style it wants when starting the app depending on previous state...
Yes, I want to hide it on Splash Screen.
Yeah, I’d really really really like to be able to hide it.