Article ID : SX571003 / Last Modified : 01/08/2019

Why does the status bar disappear on the Home screen? (Xperia XZ & Xperia Compact)

    You might experience that the status bar on the Home screen of your device disappears. This is caused by a Google™ bug, and may happen if your device fulfils the following:

    • Software version Android™ 7.0 Nougat.
    • Google Now™ is enabled. This is enabled by default in Xperia™ X Compact and Xperia™ XZ.
    • Google™ app version v6.11.13.21 or later.

    You can work around this bug by disabling Google Now™.

    To disable Google Now™

    1. Long press on an empty area of your application Home screen, then click Settings.
    2. Find Google Now™ and disable it.
    3. Reboot your device.