How to Hide the Notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL


For you all notch haters, that just bought the Google pixel 3 XL, the good news is that you can hide the notch on the Google pixel 3 XL. Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL were unveiled in New York City on Tuesday. While the Pixel 3 was without a Notch the bigger variant, the Pixel 3 XL comes with a very deep notch that may impact user experience.

Hide the Notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL

Both the Google pixel 3 and 3 XL boast an incredible Camera quality. During the launch, Rick Osterloh said Google has built the best mobile Camera and put it in the most useful smartphones. However the Google pixel 3 XL comes with a notch which houses the dual 8MP front-facing camera and front stereo speaker. Citing a quote from the launch as regards the stereo speakers.

Our front-firing stereo speakers are 40 percent louder and richer than last year’s. Perfect for a video call or listening to music by a pool. The custom sound profile was developed for Pixel 3 by a Grammy Award-winning music producer for stunning volume and clarity.”

The deep notch on the device might take time getting used to. So in this post, we will show you how to hide the notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL.

How can I Hide the Notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL?

To hide the notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL, you will need to go through the developer option since the phone is running on the latest Android 9.0 Pie. By default, Google Android 9.0 pie supports the ability to hide the notch and the notch area will be blackened out.

To get started

How to hide the notch on the Pixel 3 XL

  • Open Settings from your app drawer or home screen.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  • Tap System, Tap About phone.
  • Scroll down to the bottom.
  • Tap the Build number seven times until you see a dialog box that says, “you are now a developer”
  • Go back to the Settings page and type notch in the search bar at the top.
  • You’ll see a single result called Display cutout. Tap the link to go to the Developer options menu.
  • Select Hide to hide the notch.

There you have it guys. If you have just bought the Google Pixel 3 XL and you feel that the notch is getting in the way of your enjoyment, you can hide it with the above tutorial. This tutorial will also work for any Android phone running the latest Android 9.0 pie. Also, Google might provide an easier way to hide the notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL via a software system update.

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