How to Hide Status Bar Icons on Android Devices

Android status bar and notification icons is a nice concept, with these notification and icons you will know whats happening on your device. Here you will see all the notification like SMS alerts, Battery status, Signal Strength and clock. But as useful as these tools are, they can often get quite cluttered and become somewhat of an eyesore. Most of the android users want to hide some of them and can’t find a way to hide all these notification and status bar icons. There are ways to hide and turn off the apps notification in android, but not an option to hide the icons from the status bar.

Today in this guide we’ll show you how you can do this easily with the Statusbar Icon Hider xposed module. Thanks to XDA member hamzahrmalik for creating this module. With the help of this module, you are able to selectively enable or disable the status bar clock, battery indicator, signal cluster, and application notification icons. Below is the guide which you can follow on your android to get started.

Clean up Your Status Bar by Hiding Icons

Clean up Your Status Bar by Hiding Icons

First install the Xposed Framework on your Android, after that visit this link and install the Statusbar Icon Hider apk on your mobile or tablet. Now run the Xposed installer on your android and enable the app from the module section and reboot your device to finish the installation.

Once the phone is rebooted, open the Xposed installer application and go the module page of the app and run the Statusbar Icon Hider app. Now form here you can easily enable/disable the following icons separately:-

Signal Cluster
Notification icons from apps (those icons on far left)

See the Screenshot below:-

Hide Status Bar Icons

To enable the change you have reboot your android again and now all the icons are hidden form the status bar of your phone and tablet. In future if you want to enable them just open the app again and re enable them. Currently the app works on all stock ROM, but some of the feature of the app will not work on custom ROM’s. We tested this app on our Nexus 5 and Mot E and the app works fine without any problem.


Rajesh Rajput is Tech Blogger, who loves to write about Android Tips, How to Guides, Reviews, ROMs, and more.

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