How to hide the notch on Nokia 5.1 Plus

There are a lot of good things to say about Nokia 5.1 Plus, but there’s also been criticism from consumers due to the notch. HMD Global now offers a way to hide the notch and it does remove the traces of the notch to some extent.

The notch on the Nokia 5.1 Plus looks ugly as it’s distracting and there’s a little-unused space. Thankfully, there is finally a simple way to get around the notch on the 5.1 Plus. In this article, you will learn the entire process to hide the notch on Nokia 5.1 Plus.

Some people like the notch which sits at the top of the display. On the other hand, some believe it’s a flaw that disrupts the user experience. Hiding the notch makes using the smartphone much more enjoyable and familiar. Without any further ado, here’s how you can hide the notch on the Nokia 5.1 Plus.

Steps to hide the notch on the Nokia 5.1 Plus

  1. Open Settings and update the handset to Android Pie.
  2. In the Settings app, scroll a bit to the middle of the page.
  3. Tap ‘Display’.
  4. Find an option called ‘Full bezel’.
    Hide Nokia 5.1 Plus Notch
  5. As shown in the screenshot above, tap the Full Bezel toggle to hide the notch.

That’s all you need to do to disable the notch on your Nokia 5.1 Plus.

HMD Global’s Nokia 5.1 Plus is a great device which offers decent features for the value and while the notch does affect the experience, at least there’s an option to get rid of it. Unfortunately, the setting won’t remove the notch traces completely as a small portion is still visible if you look at the display closely.

It’s also important to understand that there’s no guarantee that the phone will deliver a better experience when using old third-party apps with notch disabled.

The notch

In case you don’t know, the notch is the top part of the display which carries the front-facing camera and sensors while delivery edge-to-edge experience.

Although Essential was the first brand to market with a notch, Apple actually made it bigger and bolder.

About Nokia 5.1 Plus

Nokia 5.1 Plus was launched by HMD Global in 2018 and it comes with 3GB of RAM coupled up with 32GB of internal storage. Like its sibling Nokia 6.1 Plus, the budget-friendly handset from HMD Global uses a notch to create a whole new experience.

The other key features of the handset include the 5.86-inch HD+ (720×1520) resolution and Android Pie update.

Nokia 5.1 Plus body

Nokia 5.1 Plus runs Android 8.1 Oreo software out of the box but the handset is eligible for Android Pie update. It sports a beautiful 5.86-inch HD+ display with 2.5D curved glass protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.

The phone is not powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, instead, it uses a MediaTek Helio P60 SoC clocked at 1.8GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. The other key features include a 13-megapixel primary sensor that supports PDAF autofocus technology. There is a 5-megapixel camera with a depth sensor and it sits at the front of the display.

If you recently bought a Nokia 5.1 Plus handset but you don’t like using it with the notch, you now know how to get rid of it and use the phone without any odd distraction.

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