Apple took a big chance putting the notch on the iPhone X, and not everyone likes it. Well, if you belong to the “remove the notch” club, there’s an app for all your woes. It’s called the Notch Remover and it just made its way to the App Store. It puts a black bar on the top of the iPhone X, on either side of the notch, effectively hiding it.
If you haven’t bought an iPhone X yet, most initial reviews suggest that the notch isn’t very annoying on the device.
In case you’re wondering, it doesn’t actually remove the notch, nor does it push the screen down. Rather, it puts a black bar over the clock etc on the top part of the phone. So, you will still see the time and other indicators where they are supposed to be. It’s actually surprising that the app was approved by Apple, given that the company has been encouraging developers to conform their apps to the notch.
It’ll be interesting to see how this works with custom wallpapers, but reports say that the black bar can be assigned to them too. It makes the top of the iPhone X look a lot like the Android status bar, though there’s no drop down menu here, unless you’re counting the Control Center on the iPhone X.
If you haven’t bought an iPhone X yet, most initial reviews suggest that the notch isn’t very annoying on the device. In fact, reviewers have said that you learn to get used to it.