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How to Remove or Hide Notch on OnePlus 6

Prefer the screen without any intrusion, use this procedure to remove and hide notch on the new OnePlus 6. Along with an increased price, the new OnePlus flagship now comes with a notch cut-out, to provide an increased screen to body ratio. Unfortunately, not all users are certain about this decision. Despite more screen real estate on the new smartphone, users still prefer a traditional display without any sort of interruption. Gladly, we have a solution for this. Obviously, the hardware can’t be changed but through software, it is possible to remove OnePlus 6’s notch. As OnePlus 6 features LED technology in its display, we can black out the top bar to become uniform with the notch. Read ahead how to do this, just ahead.

In recent times, we have seen manufacturers shift all their focus towards providing smartphones with as less bezels as possible by technology at hand. OnePlus, a brand known for relying on its customer’s feedback, has gone for a notch, against the advice of majority of its customers. Now that the phone is official and users would be receiving their units quite soon, there is still a way to hide the notch on top. We have the steps detailed right ahead for implementing this. If you like the wallpaper in the following picture, you can now download the official stock OnePlus 6 wallpapers.

Hide Notch on OnePlus 6

Hide Notch on OnePlus 6

Similar to Huawei, whom have introduced a system level option of hiding the notch, OnePlus has the same integrated into OxygenOS. Rather than having to resort to a third-party app from the Play Store, this guide will take you through how to easily hide notch with the built-in setting. As indicated before, number of users have already stated their grievances with the new Notch design, however, at least OnePlus provides a system level solution for removing it.

Were you looking to remove the Notch on any other Android Phone? Read: How to Hide Notch on Android Devices.

The best part for this guide is, there is no requirement of root or any other modification.

Complete Steps:

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

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.

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

Step 5 – From the resulting options, you can choose Show the notch area – which enables the notch – but with Hide the notch area 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.

Hopefully, by now, your OnePlus 6 should have a hidden notch. The notification symbols will still be displayed normally — at opposite sides of the notch but overall, the notch should remain hidden.

Got into problems? You can state your troubles in the comments section ahead and we will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

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