Nacho Notch — Notch Hider APK

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Last updated: Sun, 26 Jul 2020 6:35:18 UTC
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Nacho Notch — Notch Hider apk

APP Information

Download Version 31 (31)
Apk Size3.66 MB
App DeveloperZachary Wander
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android7.0 and up
App Packagecom.xda.nachonotch.apk

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Nacho Notch — Notch Hider is nachonotch,personalization,nacho,notch, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 3 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Zachary Wander website who developed it. com.xda.nachonotch.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 7.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 31 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 857+ times on store. You can also download com.xda.nachonotch APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

The launcher icon does nothing useful! Don't open it if you read this! This app works through the use of a custom Quick Tile. Add the tile by opening the notification shade all the way, tapping the pencil or "EDIT," and dragging "Hide Notch" to the active area. Check the "Promo" video for a visual guide, or follow this link:

Android prevents screen overlays from showing on the lockscreen, so this app will not and cannot work when the device is locked!


After installing, if the tile doesn't show up in your quick settings menu, reboot. This is a ZenUI bug!

Maybe you have a phone with a notch, maybe you don't. If you do, you might also be annoyed by having this black blob in the middle of a light-colored status bar most of the time.

If this description fits you, you probably want this app. Nacho Notch colors the status bar black while the device is in the portrait orientation, making it better fit with the notch (thereby "hiding" it).

Even if you don't have a notch, but still want a black status bar, you can use the app too. It dynamically finds the height of your statusbar, so you won't be dealing with too little or too much height, or finnicky manual sizing.

Icon color force option by Lee Shawn

Idea by Mishaal Rahman of XDA Developers (article:

App ChangeLog

  • - Update dependencies
  • - Fix crashes

App Screens

Nacho Notch — Notch Hider App Screen 1Nacho Notch — Notch Hider App Screen 2


requires following permissions on your android device.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

draw over other apps
Allows the app to draw on top of other applications or parts of the user interface. They may interfere with your use of the interface in any application, or change what you think you are seeing in other applications.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Anthony Moore-avatar

    Anthony Moore


    Wish it would activate when I restart/turn on phone, as I have to toggle each time but I don't restart My phone often. Also wish there was a setting to actually move the corners up and down so they connect to the bottom bar if I adjust bottom bar height instead of just changing the shape. Overall it's cool though and it's nice that it's free and free of ads!

  2. Huy Pham-avatar

    Huy Pham


    nacho notch — notch hider App doesn't work on my LG V40 on Android 9.0. I see it works for 1 second and then stops... I have already enabled permissions to draw over apps and I also tried rebooting the phone, it just doesn't seem to work on my phone but I see it works for other people.

  3. Amir M. Sajedian-avatar

    Amir M. Sajedian


    nacho notch — notch hider apk Works great on my Nokia 5.3, not just for the notch, but also for navigation bar. Also rounded corners make the screen much more elegant.

  4. Rachel C.-avatar

    Rachel C.


    Would really help if I could choose the navbar color to help avoid burn in. Just a simple color picker to let me decide how light or dark a gray I want would be super helpful. Also could really use a second QS tile to let me turn the nav bar tint and status bar tint off separately. I would pay extra for this option, and would pay a lot more if I could set decide what apps use the navbar tint and which don't.

  5. Ray-avatar



    Works well! Please add a landscape mode for black out navigation buttons! This would be everythign for me to balance out the S21 and its notch! Also, allow app by app configuration

  6. Don D.-avatar

    Don D.


    I don't even black out the notch and set the statusbar height to 0. And gives me my round corners on my pixel 3 xl that got lost with the dev options device cutout hide enabled.

  7. Jenn Healy-avatar

    Jenn Healy


    Works well! Make sure draw over other apps is set to "on" or it will not work.

  8. Mark B-avatar

    Mark B


    Whether they're called notches, camera cutouts or holes, I don't want to see them. When I got my Pixel 5, it seems Google removed the developer option to hide the cutout but fortunately, this nifty utility does the trick.

  9. Jacob Persico-avatar

    Jacob Persico


    My phone looks a lot better now. It doesn't have that ugly notch showing due to the the Status bar showing up white. Does just what it advertised and very easy to use.

  10. Brandon Richardson-avatar

    Brandon Richardson


    Really like this app on the Pixel 3 XL. I can only gove it 4 stars though, because when it's active, it prevents the back and home buttons on the bottom of the screen from changing color based on the background. That means on some apps, you have white buttons on a white background, which are nearly impossible to see. Fix that, and it's an easy 5 stars!

  11. Alexander Blyth-avatar

    Alexander Blyth


    The app works fine most of the time, but there are some weird issues. The buttons on the bottom of the screen turn the same color as the bottom navigation bar, making them very difficult to see, which is annoying but not a deal breaker. The bigger issues are with the top bar, the entire reason for this app's existence. The function will randomly stop working maybe once or twice a day, either going back to the stock notch appearance or completely blacking out everything, including notifications.

  12. Wes Gergely-avatar

    Wes Gergely


    Very nice but I'd like to see a little more development. A couple suggestions. This seems to lock navigation buttons to white which is fine with dark backgrounds or if you turn on the blackout nav bar option. Would like to see nav buttons go black on white backgrounds as they do when the app is not in use. Also, an option the hide the status bar icon would be nice. This can be done in system notification settings so it's not as important but would still be nice.

  13. Glimm Springs-avatar

    Glimm Springs


    Love this app, but lately on Android 10 on my Pixel 3 XL the app has stopped blocking out my notch sometimes. I toggle it off and on again, but the only solution that works is restarting my phone entirely. It'll work for maybe another day or so before it quits working again. EDIT: So this update still hasn't fixed the issue. Woke up this morning with my notch no longer hidden. Restarting the phone fixed the issue, but I can't say for how long. I restarted the day you responded to my review.

  14. Stephen Barton-avatar

    Stephen Barton


    Works well on Pixel 3 XL for the top notification area. I understand everything has to be painted white, including the bottom buttons, for this to work. Can the top and bottom use something like 80% transparency? As an additional option. That way we could still see the bottom nav without making the background black. And 80% is probably bright enough to view the top area. Just a thought. Nice work on the app.

  15. Aaron Izakowitz-avatar

    Aaron Izakowitz


    Works very well, and is smart about disappearing in landscape. Only issue is that it doesn't work with light navigation bars. On apps with a light navigation bar the nav buttons don't turn dark as they should, making them hard to see. The app does allow you to force a dark nav bar at all times, but I would prefer not to have to resort to that. If this gets fixed, it's an easy 5 stars

  16. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I love the functionality of this app compared to the developer option to hide the notch on the Google Pixel 3 XL. Keeping the notification icons where they are is exactly how this feature should work. My only quibble is the fact it doesn't work on the lock screen. I can live with that, but is that being worked on as an added feature?

  17. Michael Xing-avatar

    Michael Xing


    More or less works. Android's insistence on popping a notification when the app is running is annoying but not the app's fault. Bigger issues are the frequent bugs, including the black bar showing up over landscape videos at times (blocking part of the video), the bar drawing over notifications at times (covering up the entire notch portion of the screen), the bar being offset down vertically at times (showing part of the notch but covering part of the screen), and many many more.

  18. Jesse Kramasz-avatar

    Jesse Kramasz


    9/13 update - Upgraded to Android 10 and this app is now useless. Developer options now have the features baked in, so, uninstalled. Old 3 star review: Usually it's great. But oftentimes I have to toggle it off and then back on. Not sure if this is an android issue or the app. Would be nice if it were more of a set it and forget it thing. But it's not. Oh, and I read the "terms".

  19. Charles Michael Ballestamon-avatar

    Charles Michael Ballestamon


    Been using it the past year to hide the hideous pixel 3 xl notch. Makes things look so much cleaner. However after updating to Android 10 (Q?) it seems a little finicky. Seems to stop working randomly and switching it on and off doesn't help. It seemsnto fix itself randomly too. Not sure what triggers either. Hopefully an update will solve the issue.

  20. Jackson Taylor-avatar

    Jackson Taylor


    In a future update. Can you make a option so it won't activate when the phone is in landscape mode. Other wise great (Edit: Version 20 does work properly on the YouTube app, however, I would like to be able to toggle it off automatically when I manually rotate my phone (I use a Pixel 3). I will go back to using it permanently on my phone.

  21. Andrew Galvin-avatar

    Andrew Galvin


    This app is awesome for hiding the notch on the pixel 3 XL but maintaining screen real estate! Google should really implement this themselves. Be sure to turn on rounded corners on settings though! There is a slight bug where the nav bar stays light grey when it normally would fade to dark (on a light colored app) but apparently this and the persistent notification cannot be fixed due to limitations of the method used. Even still, this app is great for notched phones.

  22. Ben Wilsker-avatar

    Ben Wilsker


    This app is nearly there. In apps with a white navigation bar, it doesn't allow the icons to transition to their alternate grey color, so it's pretty much impossible to see them in the white on white. Also, there is a flicker with the rounded corners for the top section every once in a while which is just distracting. Dev seems to really want people to read the terms ... though it's not entirely clear why the terms would affect buggy behavior.

  23. Raymundo Montes-avatar

    Raymundo Montes


    Gets rid of the giant notch nicely! I have used it since I got my Pixel 3xl and it works great. I have about 150 apps on my phone and all of the apps work perfectly with it. The only two I turn it off for are 2 that I side loaded from the internet, not through the store. But it is very easy to turn off with one touch and then turn it back on when I am done. Love the ease of use!

  24. Lon Mok-avatar

    Lon Mok


    Thank you Zach! Amazing app for hiding the notch on my Pixel 3 XL. I know there are some limitations already mentioned in the Terms. Besides that, the app works as described! Would be nice to have the white nav bar issue work as normal, but totally understand the issue as developer. I hope Google will allow this similar functionality as this app in the future. Thank you Zach for not having Ads!

  25. Get To The Point Already-avatar

    Get To The Point Already


    Great at hiding the top notch of the Pixel 3 XL. Gave it 4 stars though since it blacks out the bottom chin, making the screen even smaller. If they allowed you to affect the top or bottom of the phone separately this would be perfect. EDIT: reinstalled and figured out that I had the bottom rounded corners enabled. Disabling that allowed me to only have the top notch covered. YES!!!!! Thank you for an amazing app! Bumped up to 5 stars!

  26. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Android 10. Not so great. Randomly disappears thought the day. About 50% of the time restarting app works for a short while. If not, it takes a phone restart to get it back. Still this way after latest update to app. Android 9 review. For my Pixel 3 XL it has been wonderful. I started using it 2 days after the phone launch in October '18 and has been running flawlessly ever since. No errors or glitches.

  27. Mortal Media-avatar

    Mortal Media


    while this app is great for hiding the hole punch for the s10 series of phones, there is a slight issue, for when ever switched to 720p, 1080p, and 4k the settings reveal the hole punch or covering to much of the screen requiring to readjust the settings, for this I'd propose to change the setting fron pixels to a percentage of the overall screen.

  28. lllORLYlll-avatar



    Thanks for developing this app man, it's awesome, for me I think it's the way Google should have done this in the first place, sadly there's a lot of people here that want to customize their device but don't even know how to read some simple instructions, even for the persistent notification that you can easily get disabled.

  29. Michael Barbieri-avatar

    Michael Barbieri


    This app hides the notch well. Better than it did a couple of versions back. It used to crash a lot but works great now so far. One thing I would like to see is the ability to hide or unhide the notch on a per app basis. Maybe some customization of the colors and patterns of the notch.

  30. Shaun Vetovich-avatar

    Shaun Vetovich


    Love what it does at the top of the screen but not a fan of what happens at the bottom. I'm running a Pixel 3 XL and when this is turned on the buttons in the navigation bar at the bottom stay white when they should turn black when I'm in an app. If that could be fixed then this would get 5 stars.

  31. Dawa Lama-avatar

    Dawa Lama


    I use a pixel 3xl The app is awesome and does exactly what it says it does. But the only thing that bothers me: 1. Default Google apps like phone, messages have very white navigation bar and hard to see the navigation buttons - This however is mentioned in the app details. Would love for it to be worked on in the future :)

  32. Abhinav Konagala-avatar

    Abhinav Konagala


    Great app to cover up the notch on my pixel 3xl. Edit: more fixes needed. (1) when watching videos on YouTube, when you zoom in, the cut out doesn't work. (2) in some apps, the rounded edges doesn't work when you toggle it. For example, it doesn't work on WGT Golf app.

  33. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Almost Perfect! I have to restart with the tile every now and again because it just randomly stops showing up... but Google should give this guy 10 million dollars and use it. Fixes the only issue with the Pixel 3xl and does it well. Donate button? I guess I could always just buy one of your other apps.

  34. Sin O. Byte-avatar

    Sin O. Byte


    Unfortunately version 26 does not fix Nacho in Android 10 for me. After installing 10, I just turned off Nacho and back on, that seemed to fix it. Nacho kept seeming to be disabled and I could toggle it, but after a few toggles, now it just doesn't work no matter what I do. I have cleared cache/storage, uninstalled/reinstalled and it just doesn't work. When my wife first updated to A10, the Nacho didn't work, but toggling it once corrected hers and it's been fine.

  35. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    So far so good. I just downloaded to my Pixel 3XL and it works even better than expected. Along with covering up the notch, it also blackens out the navigation bar at the bottom and rounds the corners of you prefer that look. And, it's very easy to change the settings.

  36. Gonzalez Thomas C-avatar

    Gonzalez Thomas C


    As other users have mentioned, the app randomly stops working until you turn it off and back on. Didn't happen that often to me until I updated to Android 10, now it happens multiple times a day. Hopefully this can be fixed in an update. Edit: Updates have made it slightly less crashy.

  37. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    *Update* Originally rated 1 star for poor instructions for S10 phones. Figured how to fix it on my own, see below ORIGINAL Instructions Youtube videos advise to click "Edit" in the the notification bar to add as a tile. This does not work for S10+ Galaxy S10 steps: 1. Install Nacho Notch 2. From Home Screen swipe down on the notification bar twice fast. 3. Reveals: Search - Gear - Ellipses icons (3 dots) 4. Select Ellipses and click "Button Order" 5. Drag Nacho Nacho Icon down to grid.

  38. E Fox-avatar

    E Fox


    A lifesaver after OnePlus removed their hide notch setting, then brought it back, but moved all notification icons off the top bar and onto the screen cluttering the wallpaper and making screen size smaller. Unlike other notch hiding apps I've tried, it's a tiny app, free, no ads or annoying themes, bar is true AMOLED black, works in ALL apps, default settings are perfect but easy to change, has rounded corners, I never have to open app, easy to reactivate from quick settings after phone restart

  39. Dragonblade-avatar



    Absolutely outstanding. Performs exactly as described, Simple! - no need for manual setup, and includes the option for rounded corners for top and bottom - which looks beautiful on my Pixel 2XL. Will absolutely use with the notched Pixel 3XL. Thank you for taking the time to do this. It's very appreciated.

  40. Paul Croasdale-avatar

    Paul Croasdale


    Really awesome app for use with pixel3xl, keep the icon space but lose the notch visibility. Still has a bug where it redraws the wrong height overlay when rotating from landscape sometimes. A simple rotate back to landscape and back to portrait fixes it, but is annoying. My only concern, will give 5 stars when fixed

  41. Nate-avatar



    Doesn't work. Just makes the screen black. Part of the content is lost.

  42. Yonel Fernandez-avatar

    Yonel Fernandez


    For the one plus 6t, works great. Undoes what the bad is update did and restores the notification bar to be where it was. I doesn't stop after rebooting, or crash, it has a weird quick notification button to turn on but you can hide it afterwards and turn off notifications for the app and it will continue to work without issue. Thank you developer. You did a great job

  43. Mike McConnell-avatar

    Mike McConnell


    The app works and much better than others but I'm having an issue. My phone is running stock android 8.1.0 and whenever I activate nacho notch it makes the color of all my on-screen buttons at the bottom stay white no matter what application I'm in so whenever I open something that has a white background my buttons don't change to a darker color like they normally do and I cant see them anymore. Could you please fix this

  44. Neil Riddoch-avatar

    Neil Riddoch


    Closes randomly. Thats not a big deal all on its own. The real problem is that its not clear how to get it to come back. Several attempts to turn it off and on failed. Redownloading seemed to work, but not a quick fix nor something im able to do when Im not connected. Too much hassle.

  45. R djr-avatar

    R djr


    Makes the notch on the Pixel 3 how it should be from Google, invisible yet functional. Keeps the time and notifications hidden up in the notch area without the funky huge notch in the rest of screen. I'd pay for this app, it's that good! Google should have this in the settings menu.

  46. Zac Shannon-avatar

    Zac Shannon


    Works well for its intended use, I wish you could whitelist it to only activate for certain apps though. I dont mind the notch on my phone especially on the home screen, but its nice to use nacho when an app isnt updated properly to support a notch which is how/when I use it. If I could do that it would be perfect.

  47. Brian V-avatar

    Brian V


    Thank you for doing Google's job for them and us! This functionality should already be a part of the Android system, but incompetently, Google had failed to do so. This glorious app has made my UI experience with my P3XL what it should be. Thank you for taking care of this!

  48. Mark-avatar



    Works, mostly. Doesn't change the color of the nav bar in portrait mode on a Samsung galaxy tab s5e.

  49. ron bautista-avatar

    ron bautista


    This works very well with the 3xl. A few minor bugs I've noticed since having it. When in landscape mode, it would the nav bar when watching videos and once and awhile the nav bar would revert back. Only way to hide it again is by restarting the phone. Otherwise this app has made the 3xl amazing to look at.

  50. Louis Conrad-avatar

    Louis Conrad


    Blacking out the notch at the top is great. However, it does affect the navbar at the bottom too. If the navbar is already a black gradient then it's fine, but if it's a white gradient then the home button and back button are both white on white when the notch is hidden. If the navbar were totally unaffected then this app would be perfect.

  51. Elycius-avatar



    the app is great, but i just downloaded the update and it ruined the rounded corners option. there's a line on the top left that doesnt get blacked out if you round the corners. just thought id make you aware of that. switching it off till that's fixed.

  52. Chris A-avatar

    Chris A


    Was a great app, but it's crashing frequently now on my Pixel 3 XL running Android 10, and I'm on the latest version. Not willing to reboot every couple days, but there seems to be no other fix - killing the app doesn't help. I'd be fine with it if there were at least some way to restart the app.

  53. JD Moc-avatar

    JD Moc


    I cannot give this app anything but a 5 as it's performed flawlessly on my P3XL. The only time I realize I have an ugly notch is on the opening of the lock screen. However, I really wish he could fix the button contrast at the bottom of the screen.

  54. Pat Sieber-avatar

    Pat Sieber


    Maintains notch usability while making it look great. The Android default disables the notch altogether, which isn't a real solution. This app prevents the weird coloration while still allowing the extra space to be used for notifications, which is exactly what I wanted.

  55. Justin Staff-avatar

    Justin Staff


    This app is incredibly useful, and I'm quite glad it exists, especially without ads. Not to mention how easy it is to turn it on and off. It would be perfect if it didn't white out the nav buttons when there's a white nav bar.

  56. Todd Ainsworth-avatar

    Todd Ainsworth


    You will not forget your phone has a notch, but what a difference. With the oled it looks like no notch, however, many apps especially Google's it will appear. No big deal 90+% of the time it's perfect. Thanks very much for the app!

  57. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Was liking the app, but it causes a fairly glaring UI issue, for which the dev said "read the terms". I did read them, it doesn't mention the issue. Was at 4 stars, subtracted one for that response and then one more because the app appears to have been abandoned. Subtracted another after 6 months of not fixing the issue.

  58. Christopher Quarksnow-avatar

    Christopher Quarksnow


    Essential on the Pixel 3 XL. Hoping to be notified as soon as AppBrain triggers advertising so I have the option to pay instead. Like FI Switch (for Project FI), the app is a no brainer. Did not think the QS tile setting step in Pie was obvious for everyone looking at the tutorial.

  59. Matthew Soddy-avatar

    Matthew Soddy


    this app was 5 star easily; recently it's been appearing in front of the information displayed on my notification bar, however, leaving it a solid black bar, until I turn it off and back on again. Leaving this disabled until there's an update to fix this.

  60. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Perfect for Google Pixel 3 XL. The notch on the Pixel is flat out horrid in my opinion, but being able to hide it so efficiently is great for someone like me who cares about that sort of thing. Hearing about this app is actually what made me pull the trigger and purchase the Pixel 3 XL.

  61. Fay Abrams-avatar

    Fay Abrams


    Perfect for my pixel 3 xl, I didn't want to do the developer options to hide the notch because you lose the time/battery/notifications up there. This is exactly what I wanted, and the rounded corners option is a nice touch making it look super natural.

  62. Rose or Erik Basarich-avatar

    Rose or Erik Basarich


    Mandatory on pixel 3xl! Messes with navigation button color though. I really like it hiding the notch and I have turned off the bottom bar but it doesn't let the home button turn gray when on a white background. I toggle it off and the color changes normally. If you can make this adjustment, this app would be awesome! Thank you!

  63. Jason Gudzik-avatar

    Jason Gudzik


    The notch on the Google Pixel 3XL is the ugliest feature on any smartphone. The notch on the iPhone looks beautiful comparatively. This subtle app fixes the whole situation. Thank you! Update 10/21/19 Sometimes quits working with Android 10. Still, the best solution to the ugly notch problem!

  64. David Hodges-avatar

    David Hodges


    I really like this app and it works great on my Pixel 3 XL. My only complaint is that when on there is a notification that cannot be dismissed and sits permanently in the notification but other than that this is perfect.

  65. Milad Dilmaghani-avatar

    Milad Dilmaghani


    really like this app. helps me hide the notch on my phone (Redmi Note 7) perfectly. I only wish there was a setting to disable it when in landscape mode, since the status bar rotates and it ends up hiding a bit of the screen then. edit: yeah, fixed, no more bar in landscape mode.

  66. Miro Calderon-avatar

    Miro Calderon


    Everything looks good until you go to an app like Photos or GoogleMaps.. originally, the home and back button turn dark. Using this app defaults to using a white buttons only so you can barely see your buttons when using those apps.. please update! Really neat!

  67. Loc Cao-avatar

    Loc Cao


    This app works great, but there is a bug that for several system apps (on the pixel 3xl specifically) the navigation buttons become white out, it's really hard to see and kinda ugly to look at. Otherwise, awesome job on the app.

  68. Kissa Byers-avatar

    Kissa Byers


    Notification now appears on the lock screen after Android Q update. Please allow a way for the notification to be hidden. Don't mind it in the notification bar when the phone is unlocked, but do not like it appearing on my lock screen.

  69. Mark Phelps-avatar

    Mark Phelps


    Great name, great function. It does what the description says. It can't work in settings or notification panel due to Samsung inconsistencies which is fine. The corner rounding is perfect for the s10, and the bottom option is a lovely touch.

  70. Kysen Leo-avatar

    Kysen Leo


    Great app, aside from the fact that notifications display ABOVE it rather than BELOW. So you'll still see the notification slide down over the status bar, would be nice if it just slid down beneath is so you don't notice the notch. Or at least a toggle/option for it.

  71. Merrick Wolfe-avatar

    Merrick Wolfe


    LOVE this app! Essential for Pixel XL 3. Great job, Zach. But ... this week it hasn't been working -- conflict with a recent Android update perhaps...? Hope you can figure it out and make the appropriate fix. Thanks for all your hard work.

  72. John Brunette-avatar

    John Brunette


    App does exectly what it sents out to accomplish. My only feedback to make it even better is when blacking out the navbar, allow for the homescreen to remain transparent. Other than that, you won't be disappointed!

  73. Roberto Abud-avatar

    Roberto Abud


    Great app, very useful, Just one thing, im Using Nova launcher with a live wallpaper, is there anyway to add a setting where the Notch is disabled while no app is in the forground, or to make the wallpaper bleed through, I only need the notch active while an app is on, If you need a better explanation i can give one.

  74. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Told myself I would NEVER use the Pixel 3 XL (or any other hideously notched device) but after succumbing to a Black Friday $200 discount, I pulled the trigger. Nacho Notch was the first real app I installed on my device (behind Project Fi to enable transfer of my phone number & service), but it's allowed me to not have to get used to the disgustingly over-sized notch, while still allowing me to take full advantage of the notification space at the top of the device. Google's developer options solution was hardly a solution at all, by pushing all the important info down, causing you to lose a significant amount of screen real estate. I don't buy an XL because I want to squish things down and lose that precious extra pixel space. So far, so good. HIGHLY recommend this app to all Pixel 3 XL owners and anyone else dealing with notchaphobia. No more! Thanks, Mr. Zachary Wander, sir you are a true hero.

  75. Seth McClure-avatar

    Seth McClure


    Works great. I got an LG V40 and was disappointed that the option to hide the notch didn't cover all apps. This makes the phone way better, in my opinion. I also appreciate the options to black out the navigation bar and round out the corners at the bottom.

  76. Nishan Rayamajhee-avatar

    Nishan Rayamajhee


    Works great. But can you disable recoloring of the navigation bar buttons to white. In apps like twitter, i get white button on white backgroud. I prefer the default android behaviour where they are recolored to gray to avoid that issue.

  77. Dominick Twitty-avatar

    Dominick Twitty


    Does what it says! I also turned on all the rounded corners and blacked out the nav bar, and it looks really clean! minor bug: the rounded corners on the bottom show up above the nav bar, even if it is not blacked out, which can look really bad

  78. Joshua Rubio-avatar

    Joshua Rubio


    I would give this app a five star if it could adjust the home button color with certain apps. If i were to use chrome with Nacho Notch activated, the home button would blend with the white background. Please try to fix and automatically adjust

  79. Shane Y-avatar

    Shane Y


    This is a great fix for the notch, works very well as a replacement for the one in developer settings. I have noticed a bug when the navigation bar goes white the buttons dont change colors correctly, is there a fix for this?

  80. Wagner Wong-avatar

    Wagner Wong


    Works as described. there even options for larger black notches or navigation bar. Improvements to make is to apply black navigation bar to landscape. When it rotates the whites bar comes back. also have a way of restoring default bar heights.

  81. Jonathan Benn-avatar

    Jonathan Benn


    I never review apps, but I gotta say this is genious! I never have to look at that ugly notch again! i especially love how the status bar still stays at the top of the screen without being pushed down!

  82. David Wilson-avatar

    David Wilson


    Wow, what an improvement over the notch! Only issues are: 1) Pop-up notifications on chrome are unclickable unless you disable hide notch. 2) It makes navigation buttons white and can be hard to see (2 and 3 button navigation only)

  83. Mark Medina-avatar

    Mark Medina


    great app that completely fixes the issue with the pixel 3 xl notch. i just wish that the curved top corners would remain when in landscape on youtube. hopefully in a future update? thank you so much for this great app though!

  84. Greg Pfaff-avatar

    Greg Pfaff


    It's a little buggy but gets the job done. This is a feature that should have been included with the phone. Would be nice to not have the app icon in the notification tray since space is limited already.

  85. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I have the rotation bug i think. if I rotate one side youtube stops playing. you hit play it does for a second. rotating to the other side works fine. this is on a pixel 3xl. other then that pretty good app.

  86. Saajan Y Patel-avatar

    Saajan Y Patel


    Awesome app, works perfectly on Android 10. I just upgraded to Android 11 beta and it does not work on it anymore, will there be an update for Android 11 once it officially comes out in fall? Thank you for creating this app!

  87. Nihaget-avatar



    awesome. i just use it sometimes. i actually quite like the notches, its a different look and feel to the phones. i only use this app when im watching videos because the notch kinda comes out into the videos a little.

  88. Scott Clark-avatar

    Scott Clark


    Works perfectly! I have a OnePlus 7 and their newest Oxygen OS update does allow you to hide the notch, but it shifts the status bar info below into the main screen and I don't like that. Nacho Notch does exactly what I wanted OnePlus to do so I am really grateful for this app!

  89. Ryan McQuilkin-avatar

    Ryan McQuilkin


    Works well enough. Some issues with my password manager Dashlane though. Seems like a layering issue, the fingerprint reader becomes inaccessible when using this and Dashlane together. Oh well. Still better than a notch. Using OnePlus 6t on Android 10.

  90. Robert Silverman-avatar

    Robert Silverman


    So far so good and much better than using developers option. I'm in the camp that actually doesn't mind the notch though. I'm also trying not to stare at my phone as much. Get in, do your business then back in the pocket!

  91. Hammtweezy2192-avatar



    Since Android 10 update the consistency of the notch bar staying on has become spotty. Frequently disappears have to completely restart the Pixel 3XL. I know your trying to fix it so I'll maintain my good rating.

  92. VB Wright-avatar

    VB Wright


    Really useful overlay, but often stops working on Q on 3 XL. Just reflashed, and even on restart it doesn't always appear, and it remains unable to be toggled from the tile thereafter.

  93. Daryl Lafferty-avatar

    Daryl Lafferty


    I liked it until I upgraded to Android 10 and activated gestures. Now the app covers the bottom of the screen so I can't read all the way to the bottom. Hoping for a fix soon

  94. William Ensminger-avatar

    William Ensminger


    I love this app, but you need the ability to make nav buttons black, not just the entire bar. I don't want to lose the screen space, but I would like to be able to see the buttons 😑

  95. Matthew Ponce de Leon-avatar

    Matthew Ponce de Leon


    Works great, understand the limitations with white navbars. Maybe add per-app options to color the navbar, as well as add an option to hide the notch from the app instead of quick settings?

  96. Seth Stephens-avatar

    Seth Stephens


    Was really enjoying this app as it was functioning great. After updating Android, there is a glitch that puts a black bar at the top when the screen is horizontal. Pixel 3 XL

  97. Robbie Zhang-avatar

    Robbie Zhang


    Simply save my life!!! My Pixel 3 XL looks great now!!! One small thing to fix: nav buttons on white background nav bar is hard to see. Better be grey as original setting.

  98. Anthony Smith-avatar

    Anthony Smith


    Great app! The spaces beside the Pixel XL 3 notch are still completely useful with this app - when used properly. It's way better than simply hiding the notch with the developer options in settings.

  99. Ryan Weeda-avatar

    Ryan Weeda


    Works great on the pixels 3 xl. I love the phoneless but hate the notch. This is a more elegant solution than the developer options since you don't lose the screen real estate.

  100. Chris Pirillo-avatar

    Chris Pirillo


    Off to a great start. The only option that appears to be missing is hiding the actual status bar icon. Works well enough on my Pixel 2 XL.

  101. D10D3 Data-avatar

    D10D3 Data


    It hides the notch, but it also puts an icon on my bar that I can't remove and it appears in my notifications. Fail.

  102. Ana Garcia-avatar

    Ana Garcia


    I can't even use it when i use "system ui tuner". The noch is still visible. Fix it!

  103. Troop-avatar



    Works perfectly on Pixel 3XL. I've been using it for about 6 months with no issues at all. Alot better than Google's way of hiding it.

  104. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    I like how it hides the notch and I would rate it 5 stars if it didn't change the back and home button to white when the navigation bar isn't blacked out. I'll give 5 stars if it changes

  105. Erik Davila-avatar

    Erik Davila


    Great app but latest update blacks out everything on the notification bar when I'm on chrome (also as I'm writing this review on play store). Haven't tried any other apps to test it out. edit: new update fixed the issue. thanks dev

  106. Crimson Inbox-avatar

    Crimson Inbox


    Great app, works flawlessly. It does always show a notification when on, but I just hid all notifications and pretend the app doesn't exist. 10/10

  107. Matthew Klein-avatar

    Matthew Klein


    I've been using this for the past couple days on my LG G8. So far, so good! I also love the ability to round the corners of the navigation bar for a more balanced look. Simple and effective. 👍

  108. Kyle Beckman-avatar

    Kyle Beckman


    This is EXACTLY how notches should be implemented/customizable by the OS... Unfortunate that wet have to rely on a 3rd party developer, but I'm grateful that we have the option to and for your work!

  109. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Still buggy. Holding down the QS icon must brings up the permission/info screen, for which the 'I agree' checkbox does not work not does the ok [check] do anything.

  110. Bob Croninger-avatar

    Bob Croninger


    For Android 10, seems you need to follow the tutorial to add it to quick settings. It no longer simply works by just turning it "on".

  111. Calvin Goff-avatar

    Calvin Goff


    Love the app! Makes using my pixel 3 xl much more enjoyable. Is there a way to make sure This work in the lock screen? Currently on the lock screen the notch is still shown until you unlock the device.

  112. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    It's good for hiding the notch on the Pixel 3 XL but it also breaks the adaptive nav buttons color. So with Nacho Notch on the bottom nav buttons will stay white no matter what the app nav bar theme is.

  113. J - S-avatar

    J - S


    LOVE this app! This hides it in all applications at all times! The only exception is when pulling down the settings while another app it's open. thank you so much developers!

  114. Tyler Farrell-avatar

    Tyler Farrell


    Since the update to android 10 it no longer works. No way to reboot. Without uninstalling the app and reinstalling. Really pointless.

  115. Meng Vang-avatar

    Meng Vang


    Had to uninstall because it's using more ram than other apps i have installed. Update: Reinstalled the app. Usable for a few day until it starts lagging my phone and hogging all the ram again. Uninstalled again.

  116. Chris A-avatar

    Chris A


    Not quite as seamless as the setting in the developer options, but it does keep notification icons up in the status bar so I'll deal with the weird quirks.

  117. Kenneth Mao-avatar

    Kenneth Mao


    Used to work really well, however with Android 10 it is very inconsistent. Toggling the notification icon has no effect and only restarting it seems to re enable the app

  118. Isaac Thompson-avatar

    Isaac Thompson


    I like this concept! Like other reviews, once it stops messing up landscape and whiting out the navigation bar I will give 5 stars!

  119. Andrew Snodgrass-avatar

    Andrew Snodgrass


    I'm using a Galaxy s8+ (no notch) and wished for the status bar to not change color (always be black) depending on what app was open. This app does this perfectly.

  120. Rebecca Loofboro-avatar

    Rebecca Loofboro


    It hides the notch well on my Pixel XL 3, but when I'm on a webpage in Chrome and also for some apps, I can't hit some buttons or select some items until I turn Nacho Notch off.

  121. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    Looking forward to using this on my 3 XL next week. Seems perfect. I would maybe like a whitelist option? (e.g. on the home screen I have no qualms with the notch being visible)

  122. Rob Gilliam-avatar

    Rob Gilliam


    Great app for Pixel 3XL users that don't like the notch, it is a simple solution that should be available as part of the display settings.

  123. xFEARxPHOENIXx-avatar



    Great app! Does as described. Quick and simple. Using with my Galaxy A20. Read the description as the developer stated and you should have no issues!

  124. Justin Holmes-avatar

    Justin Holmes


    it works, but causes other apps to dysfunction. cannot use Google pay or ip vanish until this app is turned off. . please fix so i can update my rating to 5 stars.

  125. Dan Drilon-avatar

    Dan Drilon


    Ever since last update. Notch hider randomly stops working and a reset is required to get it to work again. Worked fine before. Version 27 does fix this issue. Thanks

  126. Ishtar-avatar



    INSANE. There was a bug I just found where the status bar was blacked out on Facebook, and there was already a patch Outstanding!

  127. Aaron Chang-avatar

    Aaron Chang


    latest update broke the app. constant force close. also, on occasion when switching apps, the notch area will be revealed briefly.

  128. Arnaldo Rodriguez-avatar

    Arnaldo Rodriguez


    Love it , but it messes up with the nav bar automatic changes to white and black. Even if im not using changes for the nav bar.

  129. Kevin Lee-avatar

    Kevin Lee


    Works great. That is until Android 10. Now, not so much. Needs to be updated to work reliably with 10.

  130. Ryan Moody-avatar

    Ryan Moody


    Works great and can't even see the notch but NavBar buttons almost disappear when the background is white on the NavBar. Would be perfect if it didn't do that. Pixel 3 XL

  131. Cassandra Buford-avatar

    Cassandra Buford


    honestly not worth the time in messing with rhese settings. Pixel 3XL has the ability to hide the notch in developer mode, so I had no need for this app, but even if I did need it, I wouldn't use it. It made my phone display look cheap like a walmart android phone. no thank you

  132. Divyansh Raghuwanshi-avatar

    Divyansh Raghuwanshi


    it works nicely but there is an issue when the phone is in landscape mode the black bar goes sideways like side is the top in landscape mode so pls fix that.

  133. Jennifer Quillin-avatar

    Jennifer Quillin


    Loved it until my Pixel 3XL updated. Then the black border covered too much of the bottom of the screen. Covers the Google Assistant widget. (Developer says I can modify the bar height by holding down on the QS tile, but what the heck is a QS tile?)

  134. B Beaty-avatar

    B Beaty


    Works really well on the Moto G7, hiding the hideous teardrop. Rounded corners match up well after some tweaks in the available nacho settings.

  135. Andrew G-avatar

    Andrew G


    Simple but great app to hide the notch. Great for hiding the notch, while retaining the icons. Using on a Pixel 3 XL.

  136. A Google user-avatar

    A Google user


    This app works well. It hides the notch on the picked 3 with the status bar still vissible. It has lots of customization.

  137. Cody Raeth-avatar

    Cody Raeth


    Fantastic app. One thing I'd like to see is the persistent notification be smaller once I select the minimize option in Android.

  138. Tabi tha-avatar

    Tabi tha


    Didn't work. Installed, watched tutorial, went to settings menu, wasn't there, so couldn't even implement. Running Android 10 on OnePlus6

  139. Christopher-avatar



    Thank God. Hopefully Google listens to people. But this will do until they release an update. It's everything I wanted to fix the pixel 3 notch!

  140. Ben Daniels-avatar

    Ben Daniels


    It does the job, however the notch shows back up frequently. To fix I disable and re-enable. Happens several time a day.

  141. Gerry Butterfield-avatar

    Gerry Butterfield


    Pixel 3 XL. Playing around with my new phone. I got rid of the icon in the notification bar. Happy now! My phone looks much better now. I wonder why Google didn't give me this option?

  142. Q G-avatar

    Q G


    With minimal, occasional lapses (which are remedied by turning it on and off), this app does as advertised and is seemless.

  143. Tamoor Chaudhry-avatar

    Tamoor Chaudhry


    Great for hiding the notch on the Pixel 3 XL. One feature I would like to see if possible is to add a whitelist of apps/launchers where the notch and nav bar are not blacked out by this app.

  144. Ricky Shade-avatar

    Ricky Shade


    Just in case anyone is wondering, no this doesn't seem to work on Note10. Hopefully an update will make it work on Note10.

  145. Randall Newman-avatar

    Randall Newman


    Dude! Well done. I can't believe Google didn't have this built in. So I get my time and battery all the way up, but no nasty notch.

  146. Jayvee Gregorio-avatar

    Jayvee Gregorio


    suggestion: add an option to automatically disable whenever the phone is in immersive mode currently immersive apps just have the black bar at the top which covers up a bit of content

  147. Jeremy Wheeler-avatar

    Jeremy Wheeler


    Great app works as intended. Maybe try and make directions easier to find and call them instructions and not terms.

  148. Hex-avatar



    I don't like how the notch has it's own notification symbol. Edit: hey it works! Now it's awesome. Thank you!

  149. Alvin G-avatar

    Alvin G


    It doesn't override the navigation bar color. Please update app. Otherwise it is a nice app. Android 10. LG V60.

  150. Shane Payne-avatar

    Shane Payne


    Love it! So glad it hides the notch!!!! Just wish it worked in landscape as well.