How to Remove Any System Icon from Status Bar in Android


Android comes first when people talk about cheap and good quality smart phones. Unlike iOS and Windows Phone, Android has few hundreds mobiles from various manufacturers. Although, Android is cheaper than iOS but there is no doubt that Android can easily compete with iPhone and other iOS devices. In fact, there are many people, who often opt for Android over iOS.

Generally, Android mobiles have a better configuration. Some Android mobiles come with high class processor, chipset and RAM. You can find some mobiles those have 4Gb as well as 6GB RAM. This is just massive. Keeping that in mind, those mobile users install a lot of apps on their mobile. Although, this is not a fact, but the most apps you will install, the more notifications you will get.

Sometime, we get a lot of messages on Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Hike, Hangouts and all the other instant messaging apps. If your mobile screen is smaller than usual, you will face a problem. You will not get all the notifications on your status bar. Some time, this is just fine if you do not check the notifications frequently. However, if you often need to check the notifications, you can miss an important notification.


To solve this issue, here is a tricky solution. Although, you cannot reduce getting notifications on your mobile, but you can certainly make the status bar larger. This is obviously not possible to add an extra display but you can remove some system icons from your status bar and it will eventually create more space for you in the status bar of your Android mobile, where you can find more notifications.

Remove Any System Icon from Status Bar in Android

This is very easy. The most interesting thing is you do not need to install any party app. Nevertheless, the only limitation is you must have Android Marshmallow or later version to get help from this tutorial. Otherwise, you cannot do so as the respective option doesn’t contain in older versions of Android.

Anyway, there is a hidden tool in Android M that is called System UI Tuner. You can easily hide any system icon from status bar using this. As said, you have to enable System UI Tuner. For that, just expand your status bar, tap and hold the Settings button.

Enable System UI Tuner in Android M

Following that, you will get a popup message that System UI Tuner has been enabled on your mobile. You can find it in Settings. Just open that System UI Tuner setting.

System UI Tuner in Android M

Here, you can find an option called Status bar. Now, you can toggle the button to enable to disable something. You can hide Cast, hotspot, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Alarm etc. icons.

Remove icons from status bar

That’s it! This is as simple as said. For your information, you cannot disable System UI Tuner. Otherwise, all the changes will be reverted.

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