Removing icons from Notification Bar


Last Updated: 2013-06-28 17:05:41
  1. futurepro62

    futurepro62 Member

    So I just bought my Galaxy S4 and am loving it, but my notification bar is cluttered with icons on the right side. These are NOT the notifications you can click "clear" to remove. They are smart screen, GPS, Silent mode, wifi, 4G, signal bars, battery and a clock. Is there anyway to remove some of these? A non-root way?

    I'll admit, coming from an iPhone the multitude of settings can be a little overwhelming, but I don't think I see a simple option for it.:confused:

    Thanks for any help!

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  2. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Well-Known Member Contributor

    unfortunately i think you need root to do that. what i always hated was the little icons for emails and such that you can clear that seem to constantly clutter up the area up there. i preferred iOS's badge alerts with the perfectly clear notification bar up top only showing the vital stuff like battery, signal and that was it. even though Android does support rudimentary badge alerts, they still require the icons up top to work and if you disable that feature inside the apps it won't work anymore. Android really needs to incorporate the badge alert option for those of us who prefer it out of box IMO as i am so sick of having to constantly hit 'clear' to clean it up. badge numbers are so more organized.

    Some of yours you can clear by simply turning off some things, like turn off your GPS (settings-->location and uncheck all of it) and turn off your wifi if not using it.
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  3. futurepro62

    futurepro62 Member

    That's a bummer, I would rather have them enabled and just know they are instead of needing to see them... Do you know of a customizing app that might allow me to do that? Also (I don't think this needs a new thread) I am using goSMSpro and when I swipe to unlock upon receiving a new text it does not take me directly to the text, is there a way to change that?
  4. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    There are non root statusbar customisation apps but tbh, they arent worth a ****. You really have to be rooted and use a mod :(
    Im the same, i hate a cluttered statusbar. I dont even use battery or signal icons lol :)

    For Go Sms, have you tried the "pop up" option?
  5. futurepro62

    futurepro62 Member

    Yes, but it doesn't work on the lockscreen for some reason. I have dashclock with let's me click the message then swipe unlock the phone so I guess it's not a big deal. Would be nice to have the message pop-up like iPhone then my swiping to unlock takes me directly to it, but maybe it's just something i need to get used to.
  6. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Well-Known Member Contributor

    The free status bar apps like super status bar are also chock full of air push crap
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  7. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Maybe try messing around with different launchers. I use custom firmware now and i dont use a lockscreen so its hard for me to test but im sure Go used to put pop-ups over my lockscreen that i could reply to without unlocking. I could also set the screen to turn on when i received a txt.
    I use Nova launcher.
    I dont know if it was the firmware i was using, the lockscreen app, the launcher app or a Go Sms setting that caused this behavior or a combination of them though sorry :beer:

    Maybe check out Widget Locker lockscreen app. I used that for a while. It isnt free though so check out the description and mail the developer (nice guy and an AF member) if it will do what you want :thumbup:
  8. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

  9. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Lol well i dont need to know my signal bars, my signal is usualy good and if it was bad, my H or H+ signal would go away.
    I use an app to display battery percentage so i dont need a picture showing me :)
    And i love the clock being in the middle :beer: View attachment 56831
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  10. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    Well I could care less for the signal, but I can't go without my gauge battery :D
  11. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Well-Known Member Contributor

    I prefer the image over percentage myself. Seeing the percentage dropping during use makes me nervous.

    Mobile network is often an option when I'm visiting my deer friends or otherwise out and about. Most of my time I am near a WiFi and at work piggyback off theirs, so most of my voice use is through VoIP apps which also work with cellular data. The only thing I need is the icon telling me if I'm online or offline. I can certainly deal with a status bar not full of three gmail icons, one Google+ icon and a WeatherBug Elite severe alert. Would love it if I could make badge alerts universal. Little red numbers on all apps with counts. Sadly in Android that is only partially functional and I still get a status bar full of unnecessary icons. Whoever at Google thought folks prefer a icon cluttered notification bar vs clean, organized unread counts should have been fired
  12. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Bro, you know i love you.... BUT.... :D ..... if you "could care less" then that means that your level of "caring" could be very high because theres always a chance that you could care LESS than that.
    Whereas, in the good ol' U of K, we say "i couldn't care less" which means that it would be impossible for us to care any less than we already do so we must care as little as is possible (0%) :D

    Bloody yanks with their wrong phrases :p:beer:
  13. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Well-Known Member Contributor

    In the USA the phrase "I couldn't care less" is a double-negative. Like "irregardless"
  14. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    ^^^:confused::confused::confused:

    Ya whatever you just said :D

    Edit: just had to add this in, went to text my lady, the one time I don't have phone cased, oh so closely dropped it on cement.

    Heart dropped....
  15. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    No! "Could care less".... think about "i could drink less", an alcoholic could say that in total honesty but if a non drinker said "i couldnt drink less", that would also be a truth :):beer:
  16. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Well-Known Member Contributor

    Hey if the UK loves Improper English fine :) there, the word "bloody" has no relation to being wounded or covered in blood. And soccer is football, and baseball is cricket.

    And don't get me started on the metric system. Bragging about going 100kph gets you laughed at, even though it sounds fast, and temps in degrees Celsius always sound damn cold
  17. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Lol im scottish, i embody improper english. Im just speakin logically lol :)
    And "football" makes a bit more sense here since 10 of the team cant use their hands on the ball lol :p
    As for cricket.... english thing lol :D:beer:
  18. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    <<<sits back eating popcorn :D
  19. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Well-Known Member Contributor

    The question is who ripped off of whom? Is cricket a ripoff of baseball or is baseball a ripoff of cricket? And rugby? Did it come before or after American football?

    As for soccer, its not nearly as exciting as real football. The only game where one waits the entire match to see it end 0-0. Anyone ever hear of overtime? Soccer is the most boring sport to watch. It's just cross country running with a ball thrown in for no good reason
  20. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Well-Known Member

    And tennis is the same thing as ping-pong, except they
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  21. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    "real football"??? :banghead::banghead::banghead: :p:beer:
    And here its called "extra" time :)

    *dont tell anyone but im not even a football, any sports actualy, fan* :beer:
  22. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Missed your EDIT mate... you have a lady?? *walks away broken hearted* :D
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  23. Stannis the Mannis

    Stannis the Mannis Rapscallion VIP Member

    It's called football everywhere else in the world as well lol And baseball is baseball, not cricket :confused:

    As for the metric system well... Objectively it's not even worth a debate.

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    A game that's played primarily with hands isn't "real" football. Soccer is real football, that's just a fact.
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  24. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    ^^^ this ^^^ :)
  25. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    Yeah man, we had this talk last week

    You promised not to get jealous.....

    Ughhh

    :D

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