Tired of the $999 horns already? This iOS app hides the iPhone X notch


Yeah, you did drop a thousand dollars on that snazzy new iPhone X, but chances are you have not grown to love that notch. It's the weirdest aspect of this new iPhone, marring its otherwise clean aesthetics like a zit on sophomore high-schooler's forehead.

Thankfully, app developers have stepped up their game and have been developing ways to hide the display horns between two layers of inactive OLED pixels. You can do that with a cleverly-designed wallpapers, the kind that Notcho, a new app on the App Store, has in store.

With Notcho, you might as well forget about the iPhone X's quirkiest feature. It does not only have a selection of carefully-crafted wallpapers for the iPhone X but also allows you to import any of your own pictures or images and... denotch-ify them. Rinse and repeat and you will hardly ever be bothered by the notch ever again, as far as your homescreen goes - the horns will still be present in apps.

Download Notcho on the App Store (free) 

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31 Comments

1. TerryD

Posts: 560; Member since: May 09, 2017

Not sure why Apple didn't do this from the off. It's as if they wanted it to look rubbish.

10. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Rubbish sounds too polite, calling it rubbish sounds like a compliment.

16. Cat97

Posts: 1981; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Because it's even uglier this way.

20. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

No, it is not.

22. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

No it's not uglier. This should be from taking out of the box. But all UI should be in line with this too. Apple didn't do it, because in this case they couldn't call it 5.8 inch display, but more like 5.5". And that doesn't sond magical

27. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

What's wrong with the notch? It's the most optimized use of real estate in any phone. Apple could have easily made the phone with a large top bezel like the Samsungs and LGs. I like the looks of it and so do many people I know who have the iphone X. Seems like the whole "UGLY" notch thing is online propaganda fabricated by anti-apple guys.

31. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

The notch is bigger than the bezels on the Samsung and LG phones.... The Note 8, s8 and s8+, LG G6, and the LG V30 all have higher screen-to-body ratios than the iPhone X. Don't know where you got your information from except your own brainwashed, iSheep mind. No one likes the looks of it. Oh, calling it ugly is propaganda now? So none of us are allowed to have our own opinion unless it's something good about Apple? Oh, ok. Got it.

2. NewroticSlob

Posts: 182; Member since: May 09, 2013

Yea.... the design team must've had too many 'yes' men/women on it. Why would anyone in their right mind approve this?

3. Peacetoall unregistered

Maybe apple should fire john ivy and replace him with the developer who.made this app. Clearly the developer is more creative than overrated john ivy.

4. Modest_Moze

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 23, 2015

Turn Apple into Samsung!

12. TerryD

Posts: 560; Member since: May 09, 2017

Apple said 'Its all screen' and the screen is all Samsung...

5. Sania

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 04, 2017

It’s fugly....

6. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

When people themselves try to solve the problem. Shame on you apple.

7. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

You'd lose the one thing that people know to identify a $1000 phone... for the front.

8. TechDork

Posts: 404; Member since: May 10, 2010

Apple just needs to redesign the screen period.

23. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Actually no! This is perfect fix if its made with OS(UI) changes to use only the disply that left. Which is arround 5.5." The horns could be used as an extra permanent notification place.

9. pecapello

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

I imagine this would cause some serious burn in

13. cmdacos

Posts: 4333; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

If it's black the screen isn't lit in this area. How would burn in happén if it's not on??????

14. g2a5b0e unregistered

Some people just don't like to think, man. It's that simple.

17. Sania

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 04, 2017

Chill... Maybe he means burn out lol

11. Magnusson

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

This changes everything.

24. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Yup If all the UI is made not to conflict. But it makesiPh X to be 5.5" phone

15. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Apple doesn’t mind this since they want their notch embraced?

19. Cat97

Posts: 1981; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It's embraced by a black bar.

18. redmd

Posts: 1948; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The notch is an eyesore. People should wait for the iPhone Xs.

21. shield

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Ugly With app, Ugly Without app.

25. july1999

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 30, 2016

I wonder if this app violates rules.. hahaha

26. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Now it's top heavy.

28. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Hehe, nice hairpiece Apple! Where's the fake chin-beard to match? So pathetic! Those overly rounded corners suck azz as well, such a big waste of usable screen space. This phone has a significant bezel all around it that's 4mm on the sides and 3mm on top and bottom. And that's not even counting the humongous "notch" which on other phones is called... you guessed it, A FOCKIN BEZEL! Yet all you fanboi "tech writers" keep trying to lie by representing it as "bezeless". Who died and left you sleazoids in charge of changing the meaning of "bezeless"? Anyway, they should've named this cheesy hairpiece app "Notcho Cheese"... or better yet "Notcho Libre" since it frees you from the hideous notch! xD

29. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Instead for a easy free fix by Apple. Now peoples have to pay 1.99$ to hide the Notch?

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