Hate the iPhone X's notch? There's an app for that


Hate the iPhone X's notch? There's an app for that

The same iPhone charged from 46 percent to 60 percent over 30 minutes when using a wireless charging accessory that does not offer 7.5W charging speeds. It's even included this as part of its guidelines for the iPhone X, advising them against hiding the rounded corners and sensor housing by putting black bars at the bottom and top.

Wireless iPhone charging is about to narrow the performance gap with wired charging, with iOS 11.2 set to speed up the tech on the iPhone X and iPhone 8.

The problem appears to be affecting all devices running iOS 11 when using the YouTube app. People are reporting that their device is running hot whilst using the app and also draining the battery, one user reported a battery drain of around 20 percent whilst using the app for 15 minutes.

The Notch Remover is now available on the AppStore. It's hardly surprising that Axiem Systems and Cromulent Labs developed Notch Remover and Notcho respectively, but we'll admit to being a little bewildered by their approval and App Store publishing.

Now there is a way to get rid of it. The result is a black bar up top which blends with the notch to give a smooth interruption-free appearance.

Don't mask or call special attention to key display features. Don't use visual adornments like brackets, bezels, shapes, or instructional text to call special attention to these areas, either.

The bluntly named "Notch Remover" app does it exactly what its name suggests.