How to remove or hide the notch on LG V40 ThinQ

Are you hating the black box on the top part of the screen on your LG V40 ThinQ? If you’re wondering what that is, it’s what we called a notch. And no, it’s not an LG original feature. The notch is an Apple addition to the screen of their new iPhone X series, which many Android makers copied. The notch does not provide any new meaningful function except to house the front-facing camera and some sensors. If you want to get rid of it, learn how to do it below.

Method 1: Remove or hide the notch on LG V40 ThinQ under Settings menu

The easiest way to hide the notch on this device is by using the option in Settings. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open Settings app.
  2. Tap Display.
  3. Tap New Second Screen.
  4. Tap on the Custom radio button. LG provides more customization options for its New Second Screen feature. You can change its color or adjust the corners by toggling App Corners radio buttons.

Method 2: Remove or hide the notch on LG V40 ThinQ using an app

If you want to make it just a little more complicated, you can hide the notch with the aid of an app like Nacho Notch. This is a free app that you can download from the Play Store. There are other alternatives if you don’t want to use Nacho Notch.

Unlike the built-in option to hide the notch, Nacho Notch will not make the spaces around the notch useless. It leaves the status bar around it usable, allowing notifications and icons to continue showing up at the top. To make it easier to use, you can put a Nacho Notch quick settings tile in the notification drawer. This allows you to quickly enable or disable it.
Nacho Notch doesn’t work on the lock screen so the notch should still be visible there.