So far, you may have noticed that the new Samsung Galaxy S10s have a new "hole punch" design on the front camera that enables thinner slots at the top of the screen. Samsung went with this design to avoid the generally disapproved notch; The S10E and S10 have a circular hole punch, while the S10 Plus has a longer cut to accommodate the dual lens selfie camera.
But while this adds more screen properties to these devices, some may find the punch bit annoying to look at. If you prefer a more classic look to your phone or at least hide the punch and make it less prominent, then there are two ways to hide the clip on the new S10 phones.
Option 1: Turn the hole punch off
If you don't mind sacrificing a little screen to avoid the camera's clippings, it's an option to get rid of it all. You can do this by going to the Settings menu and selecting View> Full Screen Applications. You will see that the first option at the top is "Hide the front camera."
If you change it, add a black bar at the top of the device. Although this effectively hides the punching effect, it seems unfortunately there is a thicker edge on the top. It also looks disproportionate because the bottom does not adjust to offer a more balanced screen placement between the forehead and the chin. The black bar will continue to be displayed on other display methods such as full screen video and camera.
For those who do not want to sacrifice their infinity screen, the more fun options to hide the punch is to use background images to playfully hide the clip.
There are already plenty of resources to find some fun wallpapers that do this. Our favorite so far is on subreddit r / S10wallpapers, where members of the community upload creative wallpapers regularly. You can find everything from the hole punch with a veil hanging from a thick border, to the disgusting as the punch that hides smart in … … [ opens a new window, looks up at Star Wars essential guide to vehicles and ships ), ahem, "Superlaser focus lens" on Death Star.
Just download your favorite and go to Wallpapers and Themes under the Settings menu. Find the photo in your gallery and set it as wallpaper and / or lock screen.
In the future, Samsung can offer more creative wallpapers like these in new software updates. But for now, if you can't fight it, have fun with it and embrace what you can do now on the new S10s.
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