How to hide front camera on Galaxy S10 | easy ways to remove punch hole camera

Following Apple’s lead, a lot of phone makers including Samsung designed their products with the front camera incorporated within the screen itself. To not fully copy Apple’s design though, Samsung opted to use the punch hole design to house the front camera. As expected, not a lot of people like the idea. If you’re one of them and you want to to hide front camera on Galaxy S10, there are two ways for you do it. Keep in mind that the front camera punch hole is a hardware design so there’s only so much that you can do about it. There’s no way to totally remove it from the screen. The methods below may not work all the time depending on the viewing mode or app you’re using.

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How to hide front camera on Galaxy S10 | easy ways to remove punch hole camera

Below are the ways to hide the front camera on Galaxy S10

How to hide front camera on Galaxy S10 method 1: Enlarge the top bezel

Samsung recognized the fact that some Galaxy S10 owners may not like the punch hole camera on the screen so there’s built in option that you can use to hide it. This is an imperfect option but it’s one of the ways to trick your eyes from not detecting the front camera hole. Simply go under your device’s Settings menu and hide the front camera from there. These are the steps to hide front camera on Galaxy S10:

  1. On the Home screen, tap on Apps icon.
  2. Open Settings app.
  3. Tap Display.
  4. Tap Full screen apps.
  5. Enable Hide front camera.

Once you’ve done it, the bezel on top of the screen will become bigger, effectively hiding the front camera. The thickness of the bezel though looks unnatural, especially since it’s way wider than the one at the bottom. Also, this black bar at the top won’t totally hide the camera as the original appearance of the screen will re-appear when using apps that don’t support it. For example, this thicker bezel will disappear when you put the device on full screen mode or when using the camera.

How to hide front camera on Galaxy S10 method 2: Use specially made wallpapers for your S10

If you don’t want to sacrifice prime real estate on your screen to hide front camera on Galaxy S10, the answer is wallpapers. There are many cool wallpapers created by Android community that can disguise the front camera and add fun on your device in the process. If you are a reddit user, there’s even a dedicated subreddit for such wallpapers. The wallpapers in this section are provided by Android community so you can bet they’re free. For instance, if you are a Star Wars fan, you can use a wallpaper featuring R2D2, using the hole punch as its eyes. What you have to do is to simply pick what you want, download it, then set it up as your wallpaper.

How to set up wallpaper on Galaxy S10 | easy steps to use existing wallpaper or image from gallery

We hope that these two ways to hide front camera on Galaxy S10 will help. Let us know if you have other ideas how to do it your way and we’ll be happy to share it with other Galaxy S10 users.

 


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