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How to Remove or Hide Notch on Oppo R17 Pro

Use these steps to hide notch on Oppo R17 Pro — also known as RX17 Pro. Oppo’s new 2018 R flagship comes with commendable hardware which includes a triple lens camera on the back, in-display fingerprint scanning and more. However, in an effort to minimize bezels, it also ships with a notch. The notch isn’t a big block as we have seen on other phones rather it is a small circular cutout which fits into the design quite well. For users who prefer a seamless top border, here is how to remove notch on Oppo R17 Pro.

Running ColorOS based on Android Oreo, there is no built-in option to hide notch. Rather, as shown ahead, users would need to download a third-party app to implement a single top border. After enabling, there should be a constant black border up top which will help hide the notch and make the phone feel seamless. You can easily disable this on the fly as this certain app utilizes a notification drop-down tile. Read ahead for a complete step-by-step guide along with screenshots.

Hide Notch on Oppo R17 Pro

Hide Notch on Oppo R17 Pro

Due to absence of built-in setting to hide notch on Oppo R17 Pro, 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.

We have put together a guide with screenshots to help you install and set up the app properly. We have tried and tested the Nacho Notch app on our Oppo R17 Pro and it works quite great.

Complete Steps:

Follow the easy instructions below to get rid of and hide notch on Oppo R17 Pro phone:

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

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.

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

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

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.

That’s all there is to it! You can now easily hide notch on your Oppo R17 Pro smartphone. If you want to revert back, just disable the toggle from the notification pull down.

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