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Here’s how you can hide Galaxy Note 10’s persistent charging notification

The Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ come with the fastest charging speeds of any Galaxy smartphone yet. And it seems Samsung wants users of these devices to always know just how fast they charge, as every time the Note 10 or Note 10+ are charging, there’s a persistent message on the screen telling you how much time is left before the battery will reach 100 percent charge. There’s no way to turn that message/notification off, and it looks like many Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ owners have taken issue with that fact.

Well, the good news is that there is a workaround that lets you get rid of the charging information on the display: You can simply use Android’s screensaver option and make the phone display an all black image when it’s being charged. The bad news is that Android’s screensaver feature, like Windows screensavers, keeps the display on instead of letting it sleep. The screen will technically remain on all the time that it displays your chosen image. You also have to let the display turn off on its own for the screensaver to show up. However, with no official option to not have the phone tell you how much time is left to a full charge, this is currently the only workaround available.

Here’s what you need to do: First, download this completely black wallpaper on your phone. Then, create a folder called Screensaver on your phone’s internal storage (you can use the preloaded My Files app for this) and move that black wallpaper image into this folder. Then, open the Settings app on the phone, tap Display, choose the Screensaver option at the bottom, select Photo frame, then hit the gear icon on its right. Here, just tick the Screensaver option in the list and then press the back button to save and enable the screensaver.

Since that Screensaver folder contains only the black wallpaper image you downloaded, your Note 10/Note 10+ will show you that image once you leave the phone display untouched for 30 seconds (or whatever screen timeout setting you have enabled in your display settings) while it is charging. Hopefully Samsung will add an official option to disable the charging message/notification at some point, but right now, this is the only way you can hide that notification if it bothers you to the point of being a nuisance.

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aramisss
aramisss

What with these silly articles lately? It’s writing for sake of writing, nothing else. As series “how to do something in note 10, for dummies”, inspite that feature being available for generations. Are you implying, that note upgraders are not so wise?

fidocampeao
fidocampeao

Wasn’t this feature already available on note 9?

PJaya
PJaya

Did you read? On Note 10, when charging, screen always show charging 75% xx mins to full, there is no way to turn off
This tips is use screen saver ‘turn it off’

fidocampeao
fidocampeao

Did you read my comment? I have a note 9 and it does display remaining time to fully charge.

deardevil
deardevil

This is not the thing that bothers me the most, I had the S10plus and when AOD kicks in, the fingerprint image after a while disappears, but with the note 10 it’s always there, static, I wonder if it won’t make burn pixels or stuck pixels after a few months

aramisss
aramisss

It’s not static, it is moving pixel by pixel. You can not see it with naked ey, but it does. Also, burn in only hapens in backlight is maxed out, and left for a long time (faster). Not shure about this case, though

Mr. Orange 645
Mr. Orange 645

It’s a matter of preference and customization of my phone. It wasn’t a huge deal, I just wish Samsung would offer an option to turn it off. I don’t like static images on my display for the risk of burn in.

ijazali
ijazali

I found it really surpsiring, now why would i want to remove this feature. In fact its one of the feature that i like. Before on note 8 i have to look at the notification light to turn green to know that battery is fully charge. Now on note 10 plus no need, i simply look at the screen and i can see the percentage, and man if it ain’t charge fast. In the morning my bowls moments are slower than the note 10 plus charging speeds. By the time i am finish from toilet, i have full day charge.

kav946
kav946

“Note 10 users have taken issue with it”

Note 10 users have to remove the sticks from their bodies. There is no perfect phone, no perfect screen, no perfect anything. It’s a very minor thing that many users like, many users hate, and many users don’t even realize is there.

Time to grow up, put on the big person pants, and not let yourself get into an emotional tailspin over a tiny graphic. I don’t mind the fingerprint sensor location graphic either… but some are melting down over it too.

Mr. Orange 645
Mr. Orange 645

@kav946 “Taken issue with it” may be a bit strongly worded, but I don’t think anyone is in an emotional tailspin over it. I’m one of the users that didn’t like it and have been telling people on XDA how to set a black wallpaper for a screensaver to hide the notification. It’s not about being too emotional, it’s about preference and avoiding screen burn in. I’m guessing you buy a phone, go through settings, and never change anything from the default setup? No new apps, no settings changed, no icons moved? I mean, if you customise YOUR phone at… Read more »

Gunter2
Gunter2

I’ve been using the colour shifting screen saver on my Note10 plus, but I never thought of using a plain black one. Excellent idea Abhijeet!! Btw, the same screen saver was also available on Note9 and my wife uses it on her S9 plus also.