How To: Remove Any Status Bar Icon on Your Galaxy S10 — No Root Needed

Remove Any Status Bar Icon on Your Galaxy S10 — No Root Needed

Samsung's popular Good Lock app has been updated to work on One UI and now lets you take full advantage of its awesome add-ons to customize your S10 in a few simple taps. One add-on in particular lets you get rid of mostly redundant indicators like the NFC "N" for a cleaner status bar.

QuickStar is the add-on in question, which works in conjunction with Good Lock to let you tidy up your status bar and remove specific icons without the need to resort to more complicated methods like rooting and installing custom ROMs. As you'll see below, the process is very easy to follow, and will have you customizing your device's status bar like a seasoned modder — minus the time and effort.

Step 1: Install Good Lock

Good Lock and QuickStar now support Galaxy devices running the Android Pie-based One UI, which include the S10, S10+, and S10e. So head to the Galaxy Store (found in your app drawer), then search for and install Good Lock. Be sure to check out our Good Lock tutorial below if you need more information on this topic.

Step 2: Install QuickStar

With Good Lock on hand, open the app and tap on "QuickStar" within the main page. You'll then be taken to the add-on's download page inside the Galaxy Store, so hit "Install" to add QuickStar.

Step 3: Customize Your Status Bar

Go back to Good Lock after you've installed the add-on, then tap on "QuickStar" and hit the toggle right under "Quick Panel Star" to enable it. From there, select "Visibility of indicator icons," and simply tap on the toggles next to any of the indicators you wish to disable — Alarm, Battery, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Airplane Mode, and more. Exit Good Lock once you're done tweaking, and enjoy your clutter-free status bar.

Of course, QuickStar can do more than just disable status bar icons, such as applying a custom theme to your Quick Settings panel and adding functionality to your notifications. So be sure to explore the add-on thoroughly if you'd like to customize these features.

With Good Lock, Samsung has made it easier than ever to tweak your S10's system settings on the go, which was near impossible to do in the past without root or custom ROMs. How are you enjoying QuickStar? Be sure to let us know by posting in the comment section below.

Cover image, screenshots, and GIFs by Amboy Manalo/Gadget Hacks

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