How to remove Notch from your Android smartphone?

By Nilakshi Pathak

    After the launch of the all-new iPhone X, things have changed a bit. Following the trend set by iPhone X, several Android smartphones have rolled out a notch similar to that of iPhone X. But the Android users are not much happy about it, and many of them have expressed their hatred for the same. The users are now wondering how to remove Notch from their Android smartphone. If you are one of them, you need not worry because we have covered it for you.

    How to remove Notch from your Android smartphone?


    Currently, in India, Vivo V9 is the only smartphone that has rolled out a notch on an Android smartphone. If you own this smartphone and are looking for ways to remove the notch, this post is for you. The process for removing the notch is a simple one. You do not need to root your smartphone or go through other complicated procedure. You have to download an app from Google Play Store, and that’s it!

    Step Guide to remove Notch from your Android smartphone

    Removing notch from your device is a simple task. You just need to download an app from Play Store, add it in the 'Quick Settings’ and then have to tap on it to turn off the notch. Follow the simple guide given below to have a clear idea of removing Notch from your Android smartphone.

    Step 1: Open Google Play Store and search for the 'Nacho Notch’ app.

    Step 2: Download 'Nacho Notch’ app and install it on your device.

    Step 3: Pull down the notification panel and then swipe it again to expand it.

    Step 4: Tap on the 'pencil icon’ which is the edit menu and then add the Nacho app in the quick settings from where you will be easily able to access the app.


    Step 5: Tap on 'Nacho Notch’ tile to remove the notch from your smartphone.

    The app will now hide the notch by placing black bar around it. The app tile will now turn white, and the text of it will change to 'Show Notch.’ You can tap on the tile again to get the notch back on your phone. Adding and removing notch is this simple with the new 'Nacho Notch’ app.

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    Even the Android smartphone that does not have a notch can use this app for additional benefit. When used in such a smartphone, it will display a black status bar everywhere which helps in getting rid of override options that come from the third-party launchers.

    Wrap Up

    You now no longer need to fear about the notch trend that is going on. With the app mentioned above, you can get rid of the notch from any Android smartphone. Rumors are there that LG G7 will also roll out the notch feature soon. But then again, you can use the same app to get rid of it. Use the app today to remove the notch from your Android smartphone and let us know in the comment section below if the app has worked for you or not. 

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