It’s no surprise some folks have a big issue with the Google Pixel 3 XL’s notch. Thankfully, there’s a way to remove it without any additional software or photoshop mastery. Do check out the video below –

If you need more textual instructions, this is how the steps look like to remove the Google Pixel 3 XL’s notch –

1. Open Settings.

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2. Scroll down and tap on System.

3. Tap on “About Phone”.

4. Scroll down and tap Build number seven times until you get a message saying that “you are now a developer.”

5. Head back to the main Settings page and type “notch” in the search bar. Tap on the result called Display cutout.

Or go to Settings – System – Developer options – and scroll down until you see Display cutout.

Select Hide. There are few options to pick from with only one clear alternative.

Enjoy your Google Pixel 3 XL without the notch which is actually not that bad when seen in person but I’ll be happy to remove it.


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Gerald currently straddles between his love of video games and board gaming. There’s nothing that interests him more than trying out the newest and fanciest gadget in town as well. He dreams of publishing a board game sometime in the future!