If you watched the live stream of the Google launch event on October 9th, you’d have immediately noticed that the Pixel 3 XL does indeed sport a notch on its 6.3-inch OLED display while the 5.5-inch Pixel 3 is entirely notch-free. It’s a trend that we first saw in the Android world with the Essential Phone, although its cutout is minuscule when compared to the in-your-face notch found on the 3 XL, which takes up a chunk of real estate.
For some, it simply doesn’t matter how many cameras the phone has or what fancy new tricks the software can perform, the presence of a notch may give cause to ponder on whether you should buy the Pixel 3 XL or not. This is especially true when the cutout is of such hefty proportions and when at first glance the option to disable it has been removed from Settings. But what if you hate the notch but really, really, want a Pixel 3 XL? Well, there is a way to disable the cutout on the Pixel 3 XL, join us after the break to find out how.