How To Manually Customize Android Status Bar And Notifications Bar

Say bye to those unglamorous status bars & customize them using the best Android app & other tactics!

Android is one of the most customizable operating systems ever designed. It provides personalization options as compared to other mobile OS. They can head towards the official Google Play Store and search for Customization. Hundreds of apps would be displayed in different categories, including Launcher apps, Icon Packs, Android Themes, Live Wallpapers, Notification & Star Bar Customization Apps. 

To be honest, using the Launcher Apps can undoubtedly transform your smartphone’s overall look and feel. But it can’t tweak all the elements on your device, including Notification Center and Status Bar. Hence, you need to use dedicated apps to customize the same.

In this article, we’ll discuss both manual and automatic (with apps) to alter the appearance of your Notification and Status bar. Let’s start with the basics!

Changing The Status Bar Manually

Status Bar

  1. Pull down the slider below the status bar
  2. On the top right click on three vertical dots
  3. Choose Status bar
  4. Here you can choose whether you wish to have only 3 recent notifications or All notifications. You can even choose to show battery percentage as well

Changing The Notifications

Notifications

In simple terms, every app sends a notification as and when activity happens. For instance, every time you’ll get a WhatsApp text, you’ll be notified. Android allows you to choose which all apps should be able to notify you. To modify app notifications follow the steps below –

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap on notifications
  3. Under Recently sent click on See all
  4. From the dropdown, under App notifications head, you can choose apps whose notifications you want or don’t want to appear. To make a notification appear/ not appear in the notification shade toggle the switch against an app to the right/ left.

You might want to read: Thinking Of Switching From Android To iPhone: Read It First 

Top 6 Apps For Customizing Android Notification Bar And Status Bar

If you don’t want to get into the manual hassle, simply explore the list of best Android apps to customize the Notification center and Status bar.

1. Bottom Quick Settings – Notification Customization

Notification Customization

We completely agree that Android is the most customizable operating system but have you ever found it a little hard to reach quick settings and notifications by placing one hand at the top of the screen?

If you have, try Bottom Quick Settings which is a great way to customize notification and status bar. It puts your notification panel at the bottom of the screen, allowing you to access settings like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and much more quickly. There are 40 such settings with the help of which you can customize your notification shade, change no of rows and columns in setting tiles, blur the background and make color customization.

Get It Here

2. Power Shade: Notification Panel & Quick Settings

Power Shade

Your notification’s shade needn’t be like others. You can customize your notifications and status bar as per your desires

Power Shade is genuinely one of the best ways to customize your Android notification bar. With the help Power Shade, you will be able to customize the notifications panel in no time at all. It allows you to customize colors of notification panels, colors of the icons in the notifications panel, change notification card themes, and you can even make the status bar transparent.

As for notifications, you can easily snooze them, dismiss them, read them, all with a touch of a hand.

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3. Notification Toggle

Notification Toggle

This is a great app to customize the notification bar on your Android device. With this app, not just you can customize options like brightness, sound, Wi-Fi, Airplane mode, etc. in the notification center, but you can even create custom shortcuts for your favourite apps.

How beautiful and convenient would it be to be able to access WhatsApp, Instagram or Facebook right from the notifications center. To top that, you can even change the colour of toggles as per your desires, and not just that create subsequent rows for many other toggles. And, there is an ocean of toggles (over 25 toggles).

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4. Material Status Bar

Material Status Bar

Material Status Bar truly lets you customize the status bar of your Android device. It proves that there is much more to the Android status bar that meets the eye. In the starting of the blog, we saw that there are a handful of options which you can otherwise change in the status bar.

Come in Material Status Bar. Ever wondered to see the color of your status bar change according to the apps you are using. And, we are not just talking about simple red, green or blue, we are talking about everything in between. Now, to the basics! You can easily choose what you want and what you don’t want on your status bar with absolute ease.

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5. iCenter iOS 13 & Control Center IOS 13

iCenter iOS

Android and iOS, if you ever wanted to have the best of both worlds (at least by way of customization), today’s your day!

You can now access notifications with utmost ease and quickness. Swipe up and down from the top-left to get notifications and swipe up to down from the top-right and go to the control center. You can access music player, volume up and down, Wi-Fi and much more right from the control center

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6. Super Status Bar – Customize

Super Status Bar

Here comes another wonderful application that allows users to add valuable tweaks to your status bar, like gestures, notification previews, instant brightness, volume controls, and more. The Android app is highly customizable and helps you tinker with different elements the way you want to modify your status bar and notification center as a whole.

Using this customization app for Android, you can also change the style of status bar icons to iOS 14, MIUI 12, or Android R. You can even modify the color and overall theme of the status bar in a few taps. To get started with it, make sure you grant Super Status Bar necessary permissions like Accessibility services, etc.

Get It Here

6. Super Status Bar – Customize

Super Status Bar

Here comes another wonderful application that allows users to add valuable tweaks to your status bar, like gestures, notification previews, instant brightness, volume controls, and more. The Android app is highly customizable and helps you tinker with different elements the way you want to modify your status bar and notification center as a whole.

Using this customization app for Android, you can also change the style of status bar icons to iOS 14, MIUI 12, or Android R. You can even modify the color and overall theme of the status bar in a few taps. To get started with it, make sure you grant Super Status Bar necessary permissions like Accessibility services, etc.

Get It Here

Up Your Personalization Game With Best Status Bar & Notification Center Customization Apps!

Customizing Android Status Bar or Notifications bar is a small step not just for beautifying your Android device but even making it way more productive. If you agree, let us know how you customize your Android device. How often do you install apps like the ones we have mentioned above?

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2 COMMENTS

  • Camila Saunders
    I have not installed any of the above till now. But now, I found this blog very helpful and I will surely try this out!

    2 years ago Reply
    • Sarang Bhargava
      Hey Camila
      thank you for taking out time to comment on the blog. Glad that you found the blog to be helpful. Do try out the apps and let us know which one worked for you.

      Regards

      2 years ago Reply

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