How to Hide the Notch on Huawei Mate 20 Pro

hide the notch on huawei mate 20 pro

Have you been looking for ways to hide the notch on Huawei Mate 20 Pro? This post will guide you. If you are an owner of this smartphone, surely you must have given it a thought.

Last year, the Notch became a popular trend for smartphone manufacturers starting with Apple’s iPhone X. However, many people do not know that an Android device first sported the notch design. According to an article published in 2017, Andy Rubin’s tech company, Essential launched a phone with a small drop on the screen in the same year. Although it’s clear that the notched look is not an Apple “idea,” it’s safe to say that the iPhone made the look popular among Android brands today.

One of such brands is Huawei which adapts the notch screen is its Mate 20 Pro. But many consumers question the aesthetic quality of the notch and wonder if it has any use. If you fall into this category of users, you can remove the notch using the guide below. For those who do not know the “notch”, it is the black box at the top of the screen.

Ways to Hide the Notch on Huawei Mate 20 Pro

There are two ways to hide the notch on Huawei Mate 20 Pro; one is via the phone’s settings menu while the other is through a third-party app. Both methods will be shared below.

Hide the Notch on Huawei Mate 20 Pro with Settings Menu

Since the notch houses essential parts of the phone such as the selfie camera and the sensor, it’s not possible to physically remove it. However, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro has an option under the Settings menu with which you can hide the notch using the following steps:

  • Click on the Settings icon.
  • Select Display
  • Select Notch.
  • When the options appear, you can tap on Default which turns on the notch, or you can select the Hide Notch which hides it.

When you choose the Hide Notch option, the system places a black bar on both sides of the notch. This action makes the notch look like a horizontal bezel. This only happens when you are on the Home screen or when you use some apps. Thus, if you open some apps, the notch will return.

 

Hide the Notch on Huawei Mate 20 Pro Using a Third-Party App

Apart from using the custom settings in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, you can hide the notch with a third-party app. One of such apps is the Nacho Notch. The app is free and does not include any ads.

Unlike the previous method, the Nacho Notch will not render the area around the notch useless. The app achieves this by making the status bar visible, allowing you to see your notifications and icons. You can add a Nacho Notch shortcut to your notification area for easy access.

 

To use this app to hide the notch, you need to:

  • Download and install the Nacho Notch app.
  • Open and locate the Quick Settings Option.
  • Choose the ‘Hide Notch” option and add it to the list.
  • Choose the Setting Off option.

However, the app does not work on your phone while your screen is locked. This means that the notch will still be visible at this point.

We hope you have learned a lot from this article. Feel free to try any of the methods above. However, we would like to remind you that there is no way to remove the notch since its part of the hardware completely.

Posted by Abiodun Adewusi

Abiodun Adewusi is a freelance writer who lives in Nigeria. As a writer, he is passionate about providing content on technology helping people keep up with the latest trends. You can see some of his work on Medium and Ezine.

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