Google’s most prized smartphone, the Pixel 3 XL, was officially launched a few days ago at a special event in NY. The unveiling of the new phone cleared many of the speculations but the phone had been leaked so much prior to launch that most if not all had already been known. Even before the official launch people had seen the phone in leaked renders and it is no surprise that the “notorious notch” on Pixel 3 didn’t receive much love. It is perhaps one of the biggest notches we have seen on a smartphone and is definitely unaesthetic no matter how you look at it. Good news, sort of, is that you can hide the notch on the Pixel 3 by following our tutorial.
Tutorial: How To Hide The Notch On Google Pixel 3 XL
It was expected that Google will offer some sort of an option to hide that god awful notch and we are pleased that they actually have. Let’s get into it.
Step 1- Navigate to the settings of your Pixel 3 XL.
Step 2- Scroll to the end and tap on “System”
Step 3- Now tap on “About Phone”
Step 4- Now scroll all the way to the end and you will see “build number”. Tap on build number 6 to 8 times.
Step 5- You will be asked to enter your pin. Enter it.
Step 6- A message will appear saying that “Developer Options has been enabled”
Step 7-Now return to System page and you will see a new option called “Developer options”.
Step 8- Tap on Developer options and scroll until you find “Device Cutout”.
Step 9- Tap on device cutout and then tap hide.
You have successfully hidden the notch on your Pixel 3 XL.
You can also read our article on how to Download and Install Google Pixel 3 Camera APK on Older Pixel Devices. Let us know in the comments if you have any questions.