1. SteelGator's Avatar
    One thing that is driving me crazy since switching to a Samsung are all the icons that are always there. I do not need or want the NFC, Bluetooth, or alarm icons present.

    Is there a preference setting that I am missing? Can I get rid of status icons in the notification bar?-uploadfromtaptalk1421532410500.jpg


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    01-17-2015 04:07 PM
  2. rvhs03's Avatar
    The icons are there as long as NFC/Bluetooth, etc are turned on. I believe the only way to remove them completely would be with root.

    Posted via MY Note 4
    01-17-2015 04:10 PM
  3. jd4d's Avatar
    Go into settings and turn off bluetooth, nfc, and it looks like u have an alarm set and that will eliminate those 3. Same for ur Wifi as well

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-17-2015 04:21 PM
  4. makie's Avatar
    Issnt that actually normal when you turned those options on? Was the same on my Windows, Android, bb10 and ios phones..

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    01-17-2015 06:38 PM
  5. dnangel_95's Avatar
    Issnt that actually normal when you turned those options on?
    LOL IKR?
    01-17-2015 08:40 PM
  6. Bosbouer's Avatar
    One thing that is driving me crazy since switching to a Samsung are all the icons that are always there. I do not need or want the NFC, Bluetooth, or alarm icons present.

    Is there a preference setting that I am missing? Click image for larger version. 

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    Delete your alarm that you have set, switch off bluetooth, NFC and wireless, if you don't require them.
    01-17-2015 09:06 PM
  7. SteelGator's Avatar
    I guess I should have stated that I know I could turn the functions off to get rid of the icons, but I want them active. I could have sworn my Maxx did not have those icons present, except maybe the bluetooth. Anyway, they take up a lot of realestate, so was hoping I could get rid of them. As large as the screen is, with everything turned on, there is very little room before notifications overflow.

    Once there is a way to root my VZW Note, I will root it.
    01-18-2015 04:19 PM
  8. SteelGator's Avatar
    Issnt that actually normal when you turned those options on? Was the same on my Windows, Android, bb10 and ios phones..

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    Was not that way on my previous phone, esp alarm and NFC.
    01-18-2015 04:21 PM
  9. the-sandman's Avatar
    Without rooting I don't think there is a way to remove them unfortunately. Its annoyed me as well as i've got a pebble connected to my note, so bluetooth is never off.

    My old Xperia Z let you remove the status bar icons but Samsung doesn't give you the option.
    01-19-2015 02:54 AM
  10. philip42's Avatar
    Funny, I don't have the NFC icon on my 910F when I turn it on. Just tested it.

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    01-19-2015 06:40 AM
  11. sonofdavidsfather's Avatar
    Several people mentioned that it is possible with root, without saying how you remove the icons if you are already rooted. I have my GS5 rooted and am really missing my gs3 with Cyanogenmod. So if anyone could point me in the right direction on removing the status bar icons oncenter you have root, it would be greatly appreciated.
    02-27-2015 11:12 PM
  12. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I guess I should have stated that I know I could turn the functions off to get rid of the icons, but I want them active. I could have sworn my Maxx did not have those icons present, except maybe the bluetooth. Anyway, they take up a lot of realestate, so was hoping I could get rid of them. As large as the screen is, with everything turned on, there is very little room before notifications overflow.

    Once there is a way to root my VZW Note, I will root it.
    The only way without rooting that I have found is to use Nova Prime launcher. You can hide the whole status bar at the top.
    02-28-2015 05:27 AM
  13. KreepyKen's Avatar
    It was the same way with the Galaxy S3...there's no way to turn them off, and it sucks. I don't need to be reminded that NFC and BT are on. I know they're on. I turned them on. I never turn them off. I wish they let us turn off the icons so they're not filling up the notification bar. I'd like to turn off the AM/PM indicator, too. I know the difference between morning and night...I don't need constant reminders from my phone.
    SteelGator likes this.
    03-01-2015 01:06 AM
  14. dedhedAndy's Avatar
    If you switch to 24 hour time you'll lose the AM and PM.
    Just a thought....

    Posted via Galaxy Note 4
    03-01-2015 07:20 AM
  15. kirksucks's Avatar
    Nova Launcher, settings hide status bar. Not the solution but it's a way to go without rooting

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-01-2015 09:38 AM
  16. Javier P's Avatar
    Nova launcher will hide the status bar just in your homescreens. When using any app the bar will still be there.
    Ntchwaidumela likes this.
    03-01-2015 09:44 AM
  17. Steve M2's Avatar
    Solution... from ur play store, download "Clean Status Bar"... you will need to play around with the in app settings... I was able to hide all status notifications with the exception of the (time status)... while still in the settings of this app... u have the option to turn the back ground of the notification status area to any color u want, hint I turned my background black and the (time status) also black... conclusion, my entire notification status or indicator bar is completely black... I have zero status icons showing...
    Ntchwaidumela likes this.
    06-24-2015 07:38 AM
  18. goin_nil's Avatar
    Solution... from ur play store, down load (Clean Status Bar)... you will need to play around with the in app settings... I was able to hide all status notifications with the exception of the (time status)... while still in the settings of this app... u have the option to turn the back ground of the notification status area to any color u want, hint I turned my background black and the (time status) also black... conclusion, my entire notification status or indicator bar is completely black... I have zero status icons showing...
    I was going to recommend that too but I didn't think you could have an active clock with that.

    This is a great solution but, I'd really like to keep my clock active. Is this the app you are trying too?
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...cleanstatusbar

    It always shows a fake clock.
    06-24-2015 07:59 AM
  19. Steve M2's Avatar
    Yes this is the only option I tried... however I don't think the clock is fake, just needs to be set and saved...
    06-24-2015 08:05 AM
  20. goin_nil's Avatar
    Yes this is the only option I tried... however I don't think the clock is fake, just needs to be set and saved...
    I set and saved the clock. It never changed time after I set it. It's stuck on the same time.

    Does it keep time when you set it?
    06-25-2015 09:53 AM
  21. Ntchwaidumela's Avatar
    It states that this app is for developers and not intended for normal use.
    06-25-2015 02:40 PM
  22. dabiker68's Avatar
    It states that this app is for developers and not intended for normal use.
    It also states that it basically creates on overlay on top of whatever is there, so whatever you choose to show in the app's settings (wifi, network icon, etc) would be a fake image, same as the numbers that would represent the clock and the battery. They have no bearing on what your actual settings are.

    Brian.
    12-14-2016 06:21 PM
  23. map_thomas's Avatar
    One thing that is driving me crazy since switching to a Samsung are all the icons that are always there. I do not need or want the NFC, Bluetooth, or alarm icons present.

    Is there a preference setting that I am missing? Click image for larger version. 

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    Settings > Status Bar > NFC Toggle Off
    01-21-2017 06:21 PM
  24. Brew Swayne's Avatar
    Edit...Oops...wrong thread.
    01-21-2017 09:27 PM

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