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How to Remove or Hide Notch on Huawei P30 / P30 Pro

Here is how users can hide notch on Huawei P30 and P30 Pro phones. Improving from last year’s P20 Pro, Huawei has managed to reduce the overall notch size quite a lot. However, for some users despite the minimal size, it still presents itself as an annoying intrusion. Thankfully, taking this fact into consideration, the brand has integrated a built-in option that hides the notch without sacrificing screen real-estate. At this stage, the industry is torn between a notch or a pop-up camera. As for P30 Pro, it has went with the notch route. Read right ahead to use built-in settings to hide notch on standard Huawei P30 as well as P30 Pro.

Using EMUI software — Huawei’s Emotion UI skin on top of Android, the brand is able to implement a solid black border on top. The height of this border is exactly the length of the notch and once active, it blends quite naturally due to AMOLED display that allows for deep blacks. Despite the border, there is still information displayed in parallel to the notch so the usable display size doesn’t change. As mentioned before, this hide notch method is implemented through stock software so no need of third-party apps or installation on your Huawei P30.

Hide Notch, Huawei P30 / P30 Pro

How to Remove / Hide Notch On Huawei P30

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.

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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 the Display menu, go into More Display Settings and click 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 dewdrop 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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