Don't like the iPhone X notch? Here's 15 wallpapers that make it disappear!

Don't like the iPhone X notch? Here's 15 wallpapers that make it disappear!

The iPhone X's "notch" has got to be one of the most divisive design choices made by Apple in recent years. The classic iPhone silhouette is one of the most recognizable in tech – heck, even in modern culture in general. A large rectangle with rounded corners and a smaller rectangle within it, positioned atop an even smaller circle. Three simple shapes that, when arranged like that, are universally recognized as an iPhone. But then the iPhone X comes along to erase all bezels and remove the home button, and how does Apple strive to make its silhouette iconic in a new way? By leveraging one of its most prominent design quirks, of course!

Old vs new – Apple wants to make the iPhone X silhouette as iconic as the classic one

Old vs new – Apple wants to make the iPhone X silhouette as iconic as the classic one

This is not to say that the notch serves no functional purpose and is just there to make the phone different, but the way Apple opted to handle the all-around execution of the design, coupled with the fact that the company doesn't want iOS developers trying to "hide" or otherwise draw unneeded attention to it, shows that Apple wants to turn the notch into the iPhone X's easiest-to-define design feature.

Here's an excerpt from Apple's official design guidelines, outlining how the notch (which is referred to as sensor housing) should be approached when developing for iOS:


And while these guidelines should be followed by iOS developers, Apple has no say in what wallpaper you use on your iPhone X. Want to embrace the notch? Cool, check out this collection of iPhone X wallpapers! Want to hide the notch on your home screen? Good, we've got you covered on that as well! Thanks to the new OLED display found on the X, it is quite easy to make the semi-bezel disappear, albeit just on the home screen.

Most of the backgrounds included in this collection are meant to remain static, although we've included a couple that would also fit scrolling setups, albeit without the rounded corners on the top.

  • Given the large resolutions of these images, we've included scaled-down versions for preview purposes in the gallery below (this will save you both some time and bandwidth). To get the full-size images, follow this Google Drive link.

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iPhone X
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 7 MP front
  • Processor Apple A11 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2390 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB
  • Battery 2716 mAh(21h 3G talk time)

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54 Comments

1. twens

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Wow! Notch wallpapers? Lol apple really is a God.

10. midan

Posts: 2557; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Both wrong, these removes the notch and aren't made By Apple. Double fail!

26. whatev

Posts: 2115; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Yes we know, other companies could never, they wish :)

34. kartik.07

Posts: 73; Member since: May 04, 2015

I don’t know why people are crying about it’s notch it just gives you extra screen space on both side where there would be a usual old looking black bar which has no purpose at all. atleast it showing battery and other stats which will take extra down if accommodated somewhere else. And people crying about video thing don’t zoom in if there was no notch your video will be in same aspect size so you are not losing just gaining something here and there.

39. Xilam unregistered

That’s exactly what I’ve been saying. I bet there’s not much to complain about so they all humming around the notch.

50. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Don’t like the notch? Save your money and just stick with your iphone 7!

3. haruken

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Might as well simply buy a Samsung phone instead of desperately try to make your $1000 iPhone look like one.

7. blackwildboar84

Posts: 14; Member since: May 13, 2017

We also have notch screen protector. There will be notch ringtone and headset coming soon. Hilarious.

8. ChaoticRage

Posts: 154; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

I’ve growned to embrace the notch. It’s really not that big a deal. Gives this awesome phone character. Loving my iPhone x.

11. midan

Posts: 2557; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

exactly, 100% agree

14. treypoundz

Posts: 65; Member since: Sep 05, 2017

Shut yo me too azz up

13. Peacetoall unregistered

It was kinda big deal for apple rulz , he returned his Inotch back because it was really irritating. John Ivy is a fraud Iphone x is not a well designed phone, the horizontal protuding camera at the back is so ugly.

18. redmd

Posts: 1902; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I think you ought to do just that. It's a 1000 dollar phone mind you.

12. mohsin845

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

WOW! Really Innovative!! Notch Wallpaper!!!

15. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

16. redmd

Posts: 1902; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

A notch less iPhone X now looks like a Galaxy S8

40. Xilam unregistered

Nope S8 also has a bezel on the bottom and useless edges that reflect light and block content.

17. Sloiz

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 21, 2017

Wtf, new coolest thing in I-phone world. The magic notch disapearing wallpapers.

19. Sloiz

Posts: 22; Member since: Jul 21, 2017

I think, it's time for my phone to make a wallpaper with notch. People would think I have I-phone X.

41. Xilam unregistered

You’d have two big bezels AND a notch. Apple just has the notch.

20. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

The fact that we have to create special wallpapers to hide the ugliness of Apple's poorly designed hardware says it all. To those retard iChumps who think they don't mind the notch or will forget that it's there, how bout if they put that hideous notch in your iPad, iMac and iWatch? Will you still defend it then, or will you start burning Tim Crook's effigy in the middle of town square?

22. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Please reread your comment, do you understand something? You need to go to a doctor, quickly.

29. AxelFoley

Posts: 537; Member since: May 30, 2017

"Please reread your comment, do you understand something?" I definitely don't understand whatever is you think you're talking about.

42. Xilam unregistered

The notch is better than full bezel - it displays information where Samsung has to push that info onto the screen below.

54. hallihallo.87

Posts: 53; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

iPhone X - 5.8 inches, 84.4 cm2 (~82.9% screen-to-body ratio) Galaxy S8 - 5.8 inches, 84.8 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio) Well. You can have the info on the edge panels. Still better than that fygly notch ;)

30. Wazupmrg

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Or it can buy a better phone with a Samsung S8+ or Note 8. Butter resolution, actually no unibrow, and larger, cleaner screen. So awful how blind sheep are

36. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

This suggestion woll prevent you seeing the icons at the top. Terrible suggestion for a terrible design flaw. I think anyone who buys and claims they love it, is just to arrogant to save face. I refuse to be stuck with buyers remorse. I did that with the Note 5.

43. talon95

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

That's a good idea. Helps a lot. But apps still look ugly. And honestly the Apple home screen is just an app drawer so it's ugly to begin with, but it still helps.

46. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

Funny how all of these look like Samsung wallpapers

52. jimmyplaysdrums

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 06, 2017

Updated my blueprint wallpaper for iPhone X. if you google "iPhone X Blueprint Wallpaper" it's on my DeviantArt page (mrdude42). I can't post URLs in comments here otherwise I'd just post it.

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