09-09-2017 06:55 AM
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  1. alexcapone's Avatar
    I keep the NFC and alarm clock on all the time and don't need to be reminded that they are on in the status bar. Is there any way to remove these icons without rooting or using an overlay status bar? I was hoping for an app that could provide a solution.
    05-16-2017 11:34 AM
  2. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    The only way I know is an overlay app and its pretty buggy.
    05-16-2017 11:42 AM
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    That's a 'nope' on the NFC, and a 'it depends' on the alarm clock icons (yeah, they bother me too!).

    The alarm clock will only go away if you use a 3rd party alarm app that doesn't show pop it up there. However, if they do that, they're not registered as alarm events, so having DND mode on might make you miss the alarm.
    05-16-2017 11:43 AM
  4. Whiskey619's Avatar
    You can install shortcutter, which lets you toggle in and out of immersive mode and add other settings to your drop down settings, which will hide the whole bar. You just have to run an adb command with your computer to enable the toggle.

    Just curious, what do you use NFC for? I've always kept it off, because I never had a use for it. If you think its so useful you need to keep it on all the time, it makes me wonder what I'm missing out on.
    05-16-2017 11:55 AM
  5. Ziich47's Avatar
    Android pay is my number one use for NFC followed by pairing​ Bt devices
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    05-16-2017 11:57 AM
  6. alexcapone's Avatar
    You can install shortcutter, which lets you toggle in and out of immersive mode and add other settings to your drop down settings, which will hide the whole bar. You just have to run an adb command with your computer to enable the toggle.

    Just curious, what do you use NFC for? I've always kept it off, because I never had a use for it. If you think its so useful you need to keep it on all the time, it makes me wonder what I'm missing out on.

    Will start using Samsung pay once I get all my cards set up in the app
    05-16-2017 12:01 PM
  7. erasat's Avatar
    Android pay is my number one use for NFC followed by pairing​ Bt devices
    I never turn on my NFC and I have never had a problem pairing any Bluetooth devices, and I have about 5 right now paired to the phone, so am I missing something here?

    About Android Pay yes, that's a most, but that's why Samsung Pay is so good, obviously if you have a participant bank and card then it makes no sense to use Android Pay over Samsung Pay because SP will work wherever Android Pay works on those NFC tap and pay terminals in addition to the rest (most of them really) of regular magnetic stripe readers. It even turns NFC on temporarily when needed if it turns off, great little feature. I can't forget to mention the Samsung Rewards program and the new deals you can get from tons of merchants online and in Stores.
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    05-16-2017 12:21 PM
  8. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I never turn on my NFC and I have never had a problem pairing any Bluetooth devices, and I have about 5 right now paired to the phone, so am I missing something here?

    About Android Pay yes, that's a most, but that's why Samsung Pay is so good, obviously if you have a participant bank and card then it makes no sense to use Android Pay over Samsung Pay because SP will work wherever Android Pay works on those NFC tap and pay terminals in addition to the rest (most of them really) of regular magnetic stripe readers. It even turns NFC on temporarily when needed if it turns off, great little feature. I can't forget to mention the Samsung Rewards program and the new deals you can get from tons of merchants online and in Stores.
    You're not. Some devices have NFC tags that just speed up the pairing process. Instead of searching for the device and entering the pairing code, the NFC tag does it for you. Tap. Let it do its thing. Done. The actual connection, however, is still done through BT or WiFi (depending on the device).

    But if you don't have NFC enabled, then the device still works as usual, you just have to manually pair/connect to it.
    05-16-2017 01:45 PM
  9. erasat's Avatar
    You're not. Some devices have NFC tags that just speed up the pairing process. Instead of searching for the device and entering the pairing code, the NFC tag does it for you. Tap. Let it do its thing. Done. The actual connection, however, is still done through BT or WiFi (depending on the device).

    But if you don't have NFC enabled, then the device still works as usual, you just have to manually pair/connect to it.
    That's what I thought, I mean the pairing process is one, but just wanted to be sure as the OP sounds as if this is a MUST in order to pair the BT device.

    Thanks.
    05-16-2017 01:54 PM
  10. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Will start using Samsung pay once I get all my cards set up in the app
    You actually don't need NFC on to use Samsung pay, I have it off and I use Samsung Pay all the time
    05-16-2017 02:03 PM
  11. alexcapone's Avatar
    Thanks guys. I will try turning off NFC when I start using Samsung Pay. That will reduce a little bit of clutter on the notification bar. I still wish we had a little more control over what icons were displayed in the notification bar.
    05-16-2017 02:11 PM
  12. exempli_gratia's Avatar
    Thanks guys. I will try turning off NFC when I start using Samsung Pay. That will reduce a little bit of clutter on the notification bar. I still wish we had a little more control over what icons were displayed in the notification bar.
    Amen. Would also be nice to get rid of the AM/PM from the clock. I have yet to be confused if it's AM or PM regardless of indicator. :-)

    And no need for the battery icon, if the % is shown.

    On the other hand, BT symbol can definitely be bigger/clear when connected.
    That's what I thought, I mean the pairing process is one, but just wanted to be sure as the OP sounds as if this is a MUST in order to pair the BT device.

    Thanks.
    05-16-2017 02:32 PM
  13. youngjediboy's Avatar
    I just keep NFC off. That logo keeps making me think of Nespresso
    05-16-2017 04:10 PM
  14. oneformula's Avatar
    Hmm..... My NFC has been on for a week and my daily alarm is always set. And I have nothing about these showing on the screen.
    05-16-2017 08:10 PM
  15. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Amen. Would also be nice to get rid of the AM/PM from the clock. I have yet to be confused if it's AM or PM regardless of indicator. :-)

    And no need for the battery icon, if the % is shown.

    On the other hand, BT symbol can definitely be bigger/clear when connected.
    Exactly, there is no need for both battery and battery percentage, let the user decide which one or both.
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    05-16-2017 08:21 PM
  16. paridge's Avatar
    Thanks guys. I will try turning off NFC when I start using Samsung Pay. That will reduce a little bit of clutter on the notification bar. I still wish we had a little more control over what icons were displayed in the notification bar.
    You can rearrange those icons so that the NFC icon is on the second page, for example. Then you won't have to see it.
    05-17-2017 01:07 AM
  17. alexcapone's Avatar
    You can rearrange those icons so that the NFC icon is on the second page, for example. Then you won't have to see it.
    I am referring specifically to the status bar. Not the advanced settings from the notification tray. Even if NFC is moved to the second page of the advanced settings it will still show up in the status bar.
    eric002 likes this.
    05-17-2017 09:05 AM
  18. Whiskey619's Avatar
    Exactly, there is no need for both battery and battery percentage, let the user decide which one or both.
    It would be good if it showed the battery icon when you plug in, so you could see it was charging, but not the rest of the time.
    05-17-2017 01:59 PM
  19. Whiskey619's Avatar
    You should definitely have the option to show our hide any of them. It should be like the notifications area on the Windows taskbar.
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    05-17-2017 02:02 PM
  20. SpookDroid's Avatar
    You should definitely have the option to show our hide any of them. It should be like the notifications area on the Windows taskbar.
    Well, Windows on mobile probably wouldn't have a problem with notification bar real estate... you know, since there aren't any apps, there are no notifications! BOOM!
    05-17-2017 03:45 PM
  21. Sam_Gs7's Avatar
    Hmm..... My NFC has been on for a week and my daily alarm is always set. And I have nothing about these showing on the screen.
    @oneformula: Like other members said the NFC + AoD=Always on Display
    can Not be Deleted but let us disabled them: Sadly we've no choice of decide
    which default apps to keep,.These 2apps are highly used, so better kepthem
    05-18-2017 07:24 AM
  22. hallux's Avatar
    You should definitely have the option to show our hide any of them. It should be like the notifications area on the Windows taskbar.
    Android includes the ability to show/hide icons such as NFC and alarms, it's called System UI Tuner. However, Samsung chooses not to allow its users to benefit from this feature. System UI Tuner also allows folks to have the battery % embedded inside the battery icon, so you get the best of both worlds.
    05-18-2017 07:59 AM
  23. exempli_gratia's Avatar
    Android includes the ability to show/hide icons such as NFC and alarms, it's called System UI Tuner. However, Samsung chooses not to allow its users to benefit from this feature. System UI Tuner also allows folks to have the battery % embedded inside the battery icon, so you get the best of both worlds.
    Agreed on System UI Tuner access. Come on Samsung.

    But Google's battery % is tiny font. In that regard Samsung improved that.
    05-19-2017 07:23 PM
  24. alexcapone's Avatar
    I came across exact instructions to remove the icons via ADB:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/GalaxyS8/co...oot_using_adb/
    07-22-2017 12:49 AM
  25. munnarg's Avatar
    One of the many things I love about Samsung Pay is the fact that you don't need to keep NFC on. Samsung Pay will automatically turn NFC on and back off once completed.
    07-22-2017 08:49 AM
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