How to Hide the Notch on OnePlus 6

Last Updated on 04/11/2022

How to Hide the Notch on OnePlus 6

In the world of mobile phones, 2018, could be “the year of the”notch” as its appearance is almost inevitable. The trend towards notch began with the introduction of it in the iPhone X that was initially ridiculed for the design change. After that, a number of Android OEMs, including the major ones such as Asus, Huawei, Vivo, OPPO, and Nokia have announced their flagship phones with an iPhone similar design. In line with the trend, OnePlus also confirmed the addition of a notch in its new phone, the OnePlus 6. The current situation is that it’s difficult to find a flagship phone with no notch, except for those made by Samsung. This trend is expected to continue in the coming year, regardless of whether you’re in favor or not.

For the OnePlus 6, the notch on the top of the screen increases the screen’s size to 6.28 inches, compared to 6.0-inch on the OnePlus 5T, which has the same size. The notch can provide greater screen space, however it can cause distraction for some users and could affect the user experience overall. Additionally, the chin that is thick on the bottom of the screen is a deterrent to the concept of having a notch creating the top and bottom bezels stand out more than the design uniformity of the OnePlus 5T.

In relation to the notch, Huawei has come up with an easy way to cover it on its P20 by using software functions. Before the launch, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau was also stated the public that OnePlus will offer a feature to block out the background of the status bar and notifications around the notch, thus hiding the notch. The company stated that it will add the feature via a software update following launch of the OnePlus 6 launch.

As as promised, OnePlus has begun rolling out the first OTA update for the OnePlus 6 which adds the possibility of hiding the notch, as well as slow-motion video support as well as an Android security patches for May. When you update to the most recent software, the OnePlus 6 users will have the option of removing the notch, and also get rid of the irritating cutout at the top of the front. This will allow them to keep the same design as an earlier model, the OnePlus 5T. Let’s look at how to remove or conceal this OnePlus 6-notch.

Hiding the notch on the OnePlus 6

  1. Go to Settings and tap on Display.
  2. Choose the “Notch Display Option.
  3. Choose “Hide the notch’ option from the two options listed.

That’s it! Now you will see black bars that are on each side of the notch, creating the appearance of a bezel made of black to conceal the cut.

The bezel simulated is convincing of hiding the notch, and it makes the status bar appear elegant. Its corners also have rounded edges, and the content is displayed below the notch when it is removed. However, users will be in a position to see the notch in direct sunlight, and that’s something you cannot keep from doing.

Also read: “Nacho Notch” Blocks the Notch on Android phones with One Tap

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Bert Hoxton

Bert Hoxton