Connect with us


You’ll be able to hide the huge notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL

A very welcome addition.

Google pixel 3 xl hide notch
Image: BGR

You’re pretty much in one of two camps when it comes to the latest smartphone craze – the infamous notch. Either you think it’s a step forward and towards a completely bezel-free front or you think it’s an eyesore and an abomination.

I fall somewhere in the middle, I suppose, but Google understands that the notch isn’t for everyone and Pixel 3 XL owners will have the ability to hide the notch.

First discovered by Engadget, and through a tweet convo, there will be an option to hide that the notch with a black bar that spans across your screen.

Check out the tweet:

Currently available in Android P developer options

This functionality is already available through Android P developer options, but from the tweet above, I assume there will be an easier way to add the bar at some point in the near future.

At present, the black bar simply pushes down the time and notifications and puts them below the notch. No word yet if there will be an option to include the notifications within the black bar, but we’ve reached out to Google to see if the company can clarify.

Will you be looking at options to hide the notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL? Let us know below.

Editors’ Recommendations:

Follow us on Flipboard, Google News, or Apple News

Former KnowTechie editor.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Deals of the Day

  1. Paramount+: Live Sports Starting at $2.50/mo. for 12 Mos. Sports - Try It Free w/ code: SPORTS
  2. Save $20 on a Microsoft365 subscription at Best Buy with a Best Buy Membership!
  3. Try Apple TV+ for FREE and watch all the Apple Originals
  4. Save $300 on a Segway at Best Buy, now $699

More in Mobile