How to Remove or Hide Notch on Android Phones

Want to remove the notch on your Android phone? Follow the tips given ahead. We have compiled all the steps required in order to hide notch on most Android phones. In a race to cut down bezels, brands have resorted to a new design standard which dictates that there should be a notch on the top edge of a phone to fit in essential sensors. Except for this cut-out, most notch style phones come with displays that extend to the very edge of the smartphone hence giving much more screen real-estate in a smaller footprint. Regardless, this notch design hasn’t been received well but fortunately, there is a way to hide it and you can learn more about it through this guide.

Manufacturers like Huawei have implemented built-in functionality to disable notch right within their OS. However, many other manufacturers who have notch display cut-out smartphones, are not offering this right within their system. Now, in order to remove it, we have to resort to a third-party app that is available on the Play Store. There are multiple app solutions available but we have found Nacho Notch to be quite reliable.

Hide Notch on Huawei Phones:

You can follow these instructions to remove, disable and hide notch on Huawei phones powered by EMUI.

Step 1 – Go to Settings app. You can do this by accessing the shortcut on your home screen or by using the gear button located on the notification pull down.

Step 3 – Once in the Settings options, go to the Display section.

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Step 4 – From this section, you need to tap on Notch.

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Step 5 – From the resulting options, you can choose Default – which enables the notch – but with Hide Notch option your phone will add a black bar to fill out the empty space on the display hence creating a fake bezel which is more pleasing to see.

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That’s all there is to it! You should now have a Notch that is hidden and a phone which looks more pleasant and traditional.

Hide Notch with Nacho Notch App:

Due to absence of built-in setting to hide notch, you can simply use the Nacho Notch app to accomplish the same result. This app continuously runs in the background and puts in a border around the top edge — the height is varied according to the Notch which in most cases is exactly equal to the notification border.

How to Hide Notch on Android Phones

To utilize this app, we have put together the following guide with detailed screenshots. Note: Screenshots are taken from Huawei P20 Lite.

Complete Steps:

After following these instructions, you should have successfully removed the Notch on your Huawei or Asus smartphone.

Step 1 – Download Nacho Notch app from the Play Store.

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Step 2 – The app would be running in the background when it would be enabled so grant it proper permissions.

Step 3 – Now, to use the Hide Notch feature, just pull the Notifcation panel down twice to edit it and tap on Edit button on top. On some smartphones, it would have a gear icon or something similar to represent editing options.

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Step 4 – From the available toggles, drag the Hide Notch toggle to the active toggles panel.

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Step 5 – Now, just tap on the toggle to remove Notch.

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Step 6 – Some users might notice that the black borders implemented by the app are not round. To enable round bezels, just find the Nacho Notch app shortcut in your app drawer and tap on it. From the list of two options, slide the Enable Rounded Corners slider.

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That’s all there is to it! You can now easily hide notch on your Huawei or Asus smartphone. If you want to revert back, just disable the toggle from the notification pull down.

Facing issues? Reach us through the comment section and we will provide prompt assistance.

Taimur Akmal
Taimur Akmal

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