How To Remove iPhone X Notch From Home And Lock Screen

Apple’s iPhone X is one of the most beautiful phones ever made which comes packing in a ton of new features and functionality into a relatively small frame. But the aesthetics stop just short of perfect due to one thing: That notch. Apple had to incorporate a front-facing camera somewhere, plus it houses all the sensors for Face ID, but that doesn’t change the fact that it looks a bit goofy. And the notch was a necessary evil since.

There are iPhone X glitch wallpapers which can completely hide the notch. Because the iPhone X uses an OLED screen, any black portions of your screen are truly that – black. Considering that, if you set a wallpaper that has a black area at the top, the notch will blend in seemingly and almost disappear while you’re on your Home screen. It takes a wallpaper with pixel-perfect alignment to trigger the “glitch,” but we’ve got you covered with two easy ways to achieve this effect.

Regardless of the technology it introduces and the power that iPhone X’s notch brings to the market, the global focus and discussion are still centered on one aspect of the device; yes, the polarizing “notch” which houses the TrueDepth camera module for Face ID and associated sensors. About the infamous notch being a hot topic of discussion ever since Apple officially confirmed the design of iPhone X using it’s September 12 keynote.

Technical tinkerers and concept designers have tried to re-imagine other ways in which Apple could have designed iPhone X and still made space for the TrueDepth camera and all the sensors needed for Face ID. Most iPhone X owners have taken the opportunity to get involved in the debate have actually stated that the notch isn’t an issue at all and that quickly become accustomed to it being there as part of the device.

As we told already that there was a clever way of actually introducing an experience on the lock screen and Home screen to make it appears as if the notch didn’t exist and give you a visual experience similar to what other manufacturers have introduced with their own displays on LG G6, V30, Pixel 2 XL, Note 8, S8/S8+, Mate 10, more with chins and foreheads?

Get Rid of the Notch on Your iPhone X

In this guide, we’ll outline three ways to get wallpapers that make the notch almost invisible. That eliminates the notch. First is an app that has a few pre-made wallpapers and lets you turn your own images into notch-proof backgrounds, but it has a watermark.

(Source: @AHuberman1 [Twitter])

Thanks to Alex Huberman on Twitter, you now can. Huberman has taken the official Live wallpaper which is included by Apple with iPhone X and modified it slightly to suit his needs. Downloading and putting the wallpaper onto the device will involve setting the wallpaper type to Still, rather than Live or Perspective. And pinching the image and dragging it down as far as it will go, but then it should give the illusion on the lock screen and Home screen that the notch is no longer a thing. When you launch apps, you’ll be back to what Apple deems to be normal.

Step 1: You can remove the watermark with an in-app purchase of $1.99, but there is another one of free hacks. So we’ve provided our own set of wallpapers with this effect. The wallpapers we’ve made are based on the stock wallpapers that ship with the iPhone X but formatted in a way that hides the notch.

Method 2: Use Notcho

The app with notch-free wallpapers. Again, the wallpapers this app creates will have watermarks unless you drop $1.99 on an in-app purchase, but the benefit here is that you can use your own images to create notch-less backgrounds. So to use this method, start by installing Notcho from the App Store.

Step 1: Next, open the app and choose a wallpaper. Notcho comes pre-loaded with 11 images. You can just swipe left or right to flip between these. Alternatively, you can tap the “Import” button to load up a custom image from your Photos app. Oncve selected an image, tap “Save” to add a copy of the notch-less version to your Photos Library. Here’s how to set this wallpaper in Step 3 below.

To start, head to the following link on your iPhone X. Download the notch-less wallpapers from here.

There are other ways you can also make your own notch-less wallpaper with Photoshop. Tap “Set,” then choose either “Set Lock Screen,” “Set Home Screen,” or “Set Both.”

You can grab the modified wallpaper from here.

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