In many cases, applications that are active in the background leave an icon in the notification bar of your smartphones. It may not seem a big deal but it can be visually distracting for many people.
Some people get used to it, ignore it, or accept that the icon will stay permanently. However, there are some people who turn off the app notification so that the icon does not appear in the status bar.
You might think the only way to prevent apps from showing notifications in the status bar is by turning them off completely. But, that’s not true. Xiaomi MIUI allows you to “minimize” notifications so they’re only visible by expanding the phone’s notification shade.
If these app icons seem annoying to you as well and you want to know how to get rid of these without affecting the notifications of the app that generates them, do the easy steps.
How to hide notification icon:
- Open Settings of your smartphone
- Go to Notifications and Control Center
- Click on App notifications
- Find the application whose icon you want to hide
- Disable the option that says Show notification icons
Xiaomi MIUI users can perform the same method when they want their phone to show the notification icons. Just find the application and enable the option “Show notification icons”.