How to hide or disable Top Notification Bar in Android?

Applies to:
Product SureLock
Platform Android

Are you planning to give Android devices to your employees or use it as a kiosk in your store? For such deployments, using the Android device without proper lockdown might not be a good idea. This invites unnecessary activities on the device like gaming, unsupervised browsing, downloads etc. This means wastage of productive hours and inappropriate usage of the device.

In such situations, use SureLock to lock down your Android device and restrict the users to only allowed applications.

Restrict access to device settings in Jelly Bean and KitKat devices

In Jelly Bean and KitKat devices, a Top Notification Bar has been introduced. (also known as Top Bar, Action Bar or Status Bar). So now, users can use this bar to get quick access to device settings, updates and notifications.

Here is how you can disable the Top Notification Bar in Android Jelly Bean and KitKat devices using SureLock :

  1. Install and launch SureLock
  2. Access SureLock Admin Settings by tapping on the home screen 5 times within 3 seconds
  3. On Admin Settings screen, tap on SureLock Settings
  4. On SureLock Settings screen, tap on:
    Disable Status Bar to disable the Top Notification Bar
  5. Tap on Done to complete

Top Notification Bar on your device will be disabled now. User cannot tap or drag it to access notifications or settings.

For Samsung and rooted devices, it is possible to completely hide the Top Notification Bar.

  1. Make sure either Samsung KNOX is enabled or device is rooted with SuperSU and SureLock is granted root access.
  2. Access SureLock Admin Settings by tapping on the home screen 5 times within 3 seconds
  3. On Admin Settings screen, tap on SureLock Settings
  4. On SureLock Settings screen, tap on:
    Hide Bottom Bar to hide Top Notification Bar completely.
  5. Tap on Done to complete

This completely hides the top notification bar and bottom bar making your application go full screen.

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