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How to Remove or Hide Notch on Huawei Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro

Follow this detailed tutorial to hide notch on new Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro smartphones. New 2018 Mate flagship series has seen some major upgrades, both in terms of hardware as well as software. The new Mate 20 lineup now has a full glass back, support for reverse wireless charging, triple Matrix camera system and also Kirin 980 processor. Also new on the Mate 20 is the notch cut-out present on the front of each device. Fortunately, similar to all previous notch phones by Huawei, there is an option to hide it on Mate 20. A complete step-by-step guide for hiding notch on Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro is given right ahead.

The new notch trend is quite marmite, either users absolutely hate it or they don’t mind it all. Nonetheless, Huawei has given users an option to hide it if they wish so. Further, the new Mate has a very minimal drop style notch which isn’t as intrusive as the one on Mate 20 Pro. Regardless, both phones can implement a top black border which creates this fake bezel and effectively makes the notch disappear. Keep in mind, this is just a software feature, time and other notification icons will still be able to appear as they would normally — in-line with the notch.

Huawei Mate 20, Remove / Hide Notch

How to Remove / Hide Notch On Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro

The need for a Notch arises when brands like Huawei decide to put a display on a smartphone that completely covers the front dimensions. However, there are few things on the front which can’t be removed or integrated into the display. This means, manufacturers either shrink the bezels or on the more extreme end, they decide to stick a notch on the center of the device which isn’t pleasing to the eyes. Gladly, Huawei has thought of this and has provided a feature which you can use to hide it.

As discussed, for this guide, we wont require any third-party apps or modifications.

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.

Show / Hide Notch in Huawei P20 Pro

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

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.

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. If you have any questions, reach us through the comments.

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