Make the Huawei P20 Notch Do Something for You
How big a notch is indeed depends on the company’s choice, but what if you don’t get its purpose at all? What’s particularly irksome is that the notch doesn’t really add a lot of value to our Android phones. The notch works on the iPhone X because it creates an all-screen front where the bottom bar is the same width as the bezels at the top. That, however, isn’t the case on the Huawei P20 smartphone. This notch is just sitting there, doing nothing for you except taking up screen real estate. Don’t you think that it’s time for a change?
By using the Notch & S10 Battery bar – Live wallpaper app, you may now add battery bar to notch on your Android phone. That’s basically making the Huawei P20 Notch do something for you other than give you a headache.
The concept makes me think of the popular Borderlight Live Wallpaper from the very start. Or I could say that it is basically the same app as Borderlight, with pretty much the same features. The only difference lies in the fact that Borderlight only highlighted your screen’s borders, including the notch with colors of your choice. With Notch & S10 Battery Bar instead, the border around the notch decreases and increases based on the amount of battery remaining. This is why this one is my favorite choice.
So, the way the app works is by creating a live wallpaper that has the battery bar shaped perfectly to fit around the notches on the Huawei P20 you own. It does work on other phones too, but it might not fit as good as on your own and a few others.
Are there any downsides?
Yes, there are. You might first love the idea, but I must warn you of a few things. If the battery level is not updating, you have no other choice but to disable battery optimization in phone settings. I bet that this isn’t something that you have thought about when grabbing the app.
And I also think that Notch & S10 Battery Bar somehow draws even more attention to the notch and how ugly it is. I am glad that the developer tried giving us something fresh, but I still have a hard time dealing with how ugly it is.
In any case, Notch & S10 Battery bar – Live Wallpaper is waiting for you.