One UI 3.0

One UI 3.0 eliminates the feature to hide camera notch on Samsung Galaxy devices

Samsung has released the Android 11 based One UI 3.0 update for its flagship smartphones. The latest major update brings several new Android 11 features. However, Samsung smartphones based on One UI3.0/Android 11 will no longer be able to hide the front camera. This is a feature, not a bug.

The selection will not appear without a warning from the settings. The possibility of various device manuals – for example, Galaxy S20 with Android 11 is no longer mentioned. So this is a feature, not a bug. Or of course – not a feature, so.

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We understand that this is not a very popular option. But many used it – not only on the Galaxy S10 or S20 but also on the popular Galaxy A50 and many other models. There does not seem to be a particularly crucial reason to dismiss the company. If you’re one of the users looking for an option after the Android 11 update.

According to GalaxyClub, if you want to hide your display camera notch, Samsung has kept the option quite well hidden compared to some other OEMs.

  • As you’ll have to head into Settings > Display > App full screen > Advanced settings.

In 2019, the Galaxy S10 series opened a notch for the front camera on the screen for the first time. Because not everyone likes this “camera hole”, Samsung has built a special feature in the One UI software – hiding the camera notch. After opening, the user will not use the top screen at all, achieving the purpose of hiding the opening of the front camera.

Since then, this setting has been provided in One UI (including version 2.x). However, in One UI 3 based on Android 11, this feature has disappeared. Not only did the feature disappear from the settings, Samsung even deleted all descriptions of the feature from its user manual. It is not clear whether Samsung’s purpose in removing this feature means that the under-screen camera is coming soon.

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