Individuals have actually had one constant remark about the Pixel 3 XL considering that the very first leakages struck the web: That notch is big.

Since the Necessary Phone and iPhone X began the pattern, we have actually seen various notchtastic phones struck the marketplace, though none rather as overstated as Pixel 3 XL. Fortunately, nearly every Android phone provides you the alternative to conceal it by making the surrounding location black, however Google made no reference of such a function throughout its discussion, and we didn’t see a choice throughout out hands-on.

So we asked. A Google agent reacted, informing us the notch can be concealed in designer settings.

That’s a little bothersome, as designer settings are concealed by default– you require to finish an eccentric procedure to trigger the menu alternative. When you do that, you’ll discover the a ‘Show Notch’ alternative in the ‘Drawing’ area.

Tap ‘conceal’ and Google will black out the location surrounding the notch, making it unnoticeable in a lot of lighting. That stated, alerts and status information will still live at the corners of your screen, so the property does not absolutely go lost.

Out of sight, out of mind.

It’s a bit odd Google selected to bury this setting in the designer settings, as it appears something traditional customers may in fact wish to utilize. I in fact believe the phone looks rather excellent with the notch obscured.

However hello, a minimum of you have the alternative (taking a look at you Apple).

Released October 10, 2018– 07: 45 UTC.