2 Ways to Hide the Samsung Galaxy S10/S10e/S10 Plus Front Camera Hole

Not a hole-punch fan? You can hide it.

The Samsung Galaxy S10/S10e/S10+ series has no bangs on the Infinity-O display; instead, it has a cutout for the front-facing camera. The cut for the camera, sometimes referred to as a hole-punch, is a circle or pill-like shape depending on which version of S10 you have.

There are 2 ways to neutralize or hide so that the front camera circle does not interfere with the view.

Method 1: Add a black bar to hide the camera hole

The cutout is in the upper-right corner of the screen, and for some, it can be distracting. Thankfully, Samsung added the option to hide the punch-hole camera with a quick settings switch.

If you’re one of those who don’t like punch holes, open the Settings app on the Galaxy S10 and go to Display > Full screen apps and slide the switch next to Hide front camera to the On position. So it will look like this..

The interface on your S10 will flicker and reorder itself as it results in the top of the screen turning black, essentially hiding the pieces. You’ll also get more space for your phone to show app notifications and other notifications in the status bar.

Method 2: Using a Samsung Galaxy S10 wallpaper that camouflages the camera hole

If you don’t want to lose screen space at the top, try using a special wallpaper for the Samsung Galaxy S10 that has been customized so that it disguises the camera hole like this.

Users on Redditt have already sub-Redditt with a collection of innovative wallpapers that incorporate notches into the artwork. The most common is to include cut-outs as letters in the wallpaper, the most common letters being Wall-e, R2D2 and even Darth Vader. You can even get wallpapers with Bender from Futurama, whose eyes perfectly match the cropped look of the S10+.

There are also those who use the S10’s front camera hole as the nose of cats and dogs and even go so far as to use it as part of the binoculars held by Kim Jong Un, to spy on someone. Some users get goofy and come up with wallpapers with more cut-outs in them, thus implying “what notch?”

The innovative and silly wallpaper idea for the Galaxy flagship smartphone seems to have come from Twitter user MattCabb, who has a link to the image gallery for these wallpapers. The number of wallpapers shared by him seems to have sparked internet creativity, leading to the creation of a sub-redddit, which is now loaded with all kinds of designs. Please visit there to receive a suitable background for your S10/S10+.

You can explore and download these innovative wallpapers here.

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