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Clean up Your Status Bar by Hiding Icons using Xposed
The Android status and notification bars are a fantastic and truly innovative concepts. In their most recent iterations, they not only keep us apprised of what’s going on with our devices, but these bars allow us to interact with our devices and perform certain basic tasks without entering an application. But as useful as these tools are, they can often get quite cluttered and become somewhat of an eyesore.
In order to take back your status bar from rogue icons and excessive information, you have a few options. In recent versions of Android, users are able to disable any particular app from creating a notification that can be seen in the notification and status bars. However, disabling an app’s notifications disables them in both bars—something that may not be optimal if you wish to keep your apprised of important information in your applications but don’t want to be hounded by this information when your notification shade is closed. And unless you’re running a custom ROM, you likely don’t have an easy way of disabling your status bar clock, battery indicator, signal cluster.
These issues are now a thing of the past, thanks to XDA Senior Member hamzahrmalik‘s new Xposed module Statusbar Icon Hider. With this module, you are able to selectively enable or disable the status bar clock, battery indicator, signal cluster, and application notification icons. All of these can be enabled or disabled independently, and disabling app notification icons thankfully does not disable them from your notification bar.
You can get started by heading over to the module thread and giving this a whirl. Naturally since this is an Xposed module, you need to have Xposed Framework installed—but you already have that, don’t you?
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