Ever since iOS 7, if you’re not using a UINavigationController instance, you’ll need to perform a very simple step, in order to prevent iOS’s StatusBar from covering your view:
1. Press Control, click over the “Top Layout Guide”, and drag it upon the troublesome view.
2. You’ll get a small popup. Please, click on “Vertical Spacing”.
3. Edit the new constraint, and update the Constant value, as needed.