[GUIDE] Hiding status bar icons

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Mywk

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As you know, with the new Display Notch, the status bar lost quite a bit of real estate, in order to have enough space for new apps to display useful information here's how you disable some of the default status bar icons!

You don't need root, just adb so I'l be assuming you know how to use it, there are plenty of tutorials all over the forum about it.

The command you want to use to disable, for example, the Bluetooth and WiFi icons:
Code:
adb shell settings put secure icon_blacklist bluetooth,wifi

The list of config_statusBarIcons (the list of possible icons you can disable) that I could find for Huawei are:
Code:
managed_profile
ime
sync_failing
sync_active
cast
location
bluetooth
powersavingmode
earphone
nfc
tty
speakerphone
zen
mute
volume
wifi
cdma_eri
data_connection
phone_evdo_signal
phone_signal
battery
alarm_clock
secure
clock
volte_call
eyes_protect

Don't forget to reboot the phone after that command:
Code:
adb reboot

This is the settings I use:
Code:
adb shell settings put secure icon_blacklist bluetooth,nfc,eyes_protect,alarm_clock

Note: You can also use System UI Tuner but it only seems to work for the WiFi and Carrier Name

Enjoy!

How it looks (Stock Android 8.1, EMUI 8.1, Microsoft Launcher):
 

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justwondering

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Excellent post, I have used the command tonight works well.....

But I am thinking I would like to turn the WIFI Icon back on, how do I reset the status bar ?

Also do you have the command for "do not disturb" ?
 

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Enjoy!

How it looks (Stock Android 8.1, EMUI 8.1, Microsoft Launcher):

I'm running a non EMUI ROM. All the icons are usually on the right, the ROM has the ability to move the clock to the left / center but nothing else.

Id prefer the clock on the right on it's own.

So my question, do you know what content needs to be changed in order to re-order the icons to the different locations on the status bar??

Cheers
 
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Mara-X

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SystemUI tuner can hide most icons, just use the auto detect option. And reboot after toggling. VPN which I don't see on your list can be hidden too :)
 

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Okay, great news, I had taken off various icons a couple of days ago, great , but I had taken one off one I wish I had kept, but also needed to remove another one.........anyway I used the ADB command and only entered the one icon in the list I wanted to remove and then ADB rebooted.....to my surprise all my icons came back on, all except the one I had added to my remove list, so basically the line of code written changed to only remove one icon as opposed to remove all previous icons and then one icon I had just added........SO if you are not happy with your choices, simply re do the process and add the icons you would like to be removed and reboot, the Icons removed will be just the ones on the list you just made and any you wish you had not removed will be returned.......
 
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StatikBlue

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Thanks for the tip. Hate the stock layout. Unfortunately I can't get the HD call icon (volte_call) to disable but the others I wanted to remove are gone (BT, Nfc, eyes protect)

Edit:Suddenly the HD calls icon has left the status bar but I haven't re-entered the adb command as to try again. It just disappeared a few days later. Funny thing is the green dial icon in the dialer no longer shows HD either.
Anybody else try to remove volte_call? Did it work for you and did the green dial icon change also? Can't figure out if it's the adb command or my service provider since wife's S7 still showing HD calls(volte).
 
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gamekill

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Thanks for the tip. Hate the stock layout. Unfortunately I can't get the HD call icon (volte_call) to disable but the others I wanted to remove are gone (BT, Nfc, eyes protect)

Edit:Suddenly the HD calls icon has left the status bar but I haven't re-entered the adb command as to try again. It just disappeared a few days later. Funny thing is the green dial icon in the dialer no longer shows HD either.
Anybody else try to remove volte_call? Did it work for you and did the green dial icon change also? Can't figure out if it's the adb command or my service provider since wife's S7 still showing HD calls(volte).

Did you ever figure this out?
It is really stupid having an "HD" icon displayed 24/7. But I wanna keep the volte function on.
 

StatikBlue

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Did you ever figure this out?
It is really stupid having an "HD" icon displayed 24/7. But I wanna keep the volte function on.
No, the command didn't work. Although my HD notification did disappear for about a month only because it was turned off by my provider for some reason. It was nice not having the HD notification but noticed that it just leaves a blank spot on the status bar. Notifications didn't "shift" over.
 

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As you know, with the new Display Notch, the status bar lost quite a bit of real estate, in order to have enough space for new apps to display useful information here's how you disable some of the default status bar icons!

You don't need root, just adb so I'l be assuming you know how to use it, there are plenty of tutorials all over the forum about it.

The command you want to use to disable, for example, the Bluetooth and WiFi icons:
Code:
adb shell settings put secure icon_blacklist bluetooth,wifi

The list of config_statusBarIcons (the list of possible icons you can disable) that I could find for Huawei are:
Code:
managed_profile
ime
sync_failing
sync_active
cast
location
bluetooth
powersavingmode
earphone
nfc
tty
speakerphone
zen
mute
volume
wifi
cdma_eri
data_connection
phone_evdo_signal
phone_signal
battery
alarm_clock
secure
clock
volte_call
eyes_protect

Don't forget to reboot the phone after that command:
Code:
adb reboot

This is the settings I use:
Code:
adb shell settings put secure icon_blacklist bluetooth,nfc,eyes_protect,alarm_clock

Note: You can also use System UI Tuner but it only seems to work for the WiFi and Carrier Name

Enjoy!

How it looks (Stock Android 8.1, EMUI 8.1, Microsoft Launcher):



Hi mate, sorry for ask, but. Can you tell me the name of the wheater widget? looks cool.

Thank you :D
 

beedme

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Thank you!! It works!

I have just a question, how can i revert the command and show the icons again?
 

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    As you know, with the new Display Notch, the status bar lost quite a bit of real estate, in order to have enough space for new apps to display useful information here's how you disable some of the default status bar icons!

    You don't need root, just adb so I'l be assuming you know how to use it, there are plenty of tutorials all over the forum about it.

    The command you want to use to disable, for example, the Bluetooth and WiFi icons:
    Code:
    adb shell settings put secure icon_blacklist bluetooth,wifi

    The list of config_statusBarIcons (the list of possible icons you can disable) that I could find for Huawei are:
    Code:
    managed_profile
    ime
    sync_failing
    sync_active
    cast
    location
    bluetooth
    powersavingmode
    earphone
    nfc
    tty
    speakerphone
    zen
    mute
    volume
    wifi
    cdma_eri
    data_connection
    phone_evdo_signal
    phone_signal
    battery
    alarm_clock
    secure
    clock
    volte_call
    eyes_protect

    Don't forget to reboot the phone after that command:
    Code:
    adb reboot

    This is the settings I use:
    Code:
    adb shell settings put secure icon_blacklist bluetooth,nfc,eyes_protect,alarm_clock

    Note: You can also use System UI Tuner but it only seems to work for the WiFi and Carrier Name

    Enjoy!

    How it looks (Stock Android 8.1, EMUI 8.1, Microsoft Launcher):
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    Thank you!! It works!

    I have just a question, how can i revert the command and show the icons again?

    adb shell settings put secure icon_blacklist null

    will revert everything to default ;)
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    Okay, great news, I had taken off various icons a couple of days ago, great , but I had taken one off one I wish I had kept, but also needed to remove another one.........anyway I used the ADB command and only entered the one icon in the list I wanted to remove and then ADB rebooted.....to my surprise all my icons came back on, all except the one I had added to my remove list, so basically the line of code written changed to only remove one icon as opposed to remove all previous icons and then one icon I had just added........SO if you are not happy with your choices, simply re do the process and add the icons you would like to be removed and reboot, the Icons removed will be just the ones on the list you just made and any you wish you had not removed will be returned.......