Tiny status/notification bar icons on P30 Pro

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TKinVA Senior Member • Posts: 2,002
Tiny status/notification bar icons on P30 Pro

I've had my P30 Pro for a day now and there's one thing I haven't figured out.

The icons in the status/notification area are tiny, compared with other phones, and I can't find a way to make them larger. I fiddled with all of the Display settings, but no luck.

Any suggestions?

_vlad Senior Member • Posts: 2,367
Re: Tiny status/notification bar icons on P30 Pro

TKinVA wrote:

I've had my P30 Pro for a day now and there's one thing I haven't figured out.

The icons in the status/notification area are tiny, compared with other phones, and I can't find a way to make them larger. I fiddled with all of the Display settings, but no luck.

Any suggestions?

I am afraid you cannot do anything with this - they are not part of regular display scaling.

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Re: Tiny status/notification bar icons on P30 Pro

_vlad wrote:

TKinVA wrote:

I've had my P30 Pro for a day now and there's one thing I haven't figured out.

The icons in the status/notification area are tiny, compared with other phones, and I can't find a way to make them larger. I fiddled with all of the Display settings, but no luck.

Any suggestions?

I am afraid you cannot do anything with this - they are not part of regular display scaling.

Bummer.

I take it that your p30 pro has tiny icons like mine.

You can get some of the functionality (time, temperature, battery level) by adding widgets to the home screen.

I'm working hard at loving this phone, but why do they make it such a chore?

_vlad Senior Member • Posts: 2,367
Re: Tiny status/notification bar icons on P30 Pro

TKinVA wrote:

_vlad wrote:

TKinVA wrote:

I've had my P30 Pro for a day now and there's one thing I haven't figured out.

The icons in the status/notification area are tiny, compared with other phones, and I can't find a way to make them larger. I fiddled with all of the Display settings, but no luck.

Any suggestions?

I am afraid you cannot do anything with this - they are not part of regular display scaling.

Bummer.

I take it that your p30 pro has tiny icons like mine.

You can get some of the functionality (time, temperature, battery level) by adding widgets to the home screen.

I'm working hard at loving this phone, but why do they make it such a chore?

Mine are probably as small as yours - and personally I do not see it a problem. The bigger icons shall be - the less can be positioned in top bar. Usually when there is something I am interested in, I always pull down the top edge to see them all at full size.

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Re: Tiny status/notification bar icons on P30 Pro

If it's a serious problem reading them, there's are screen Magnification tricks under Android Settings / Accessibility (in Oreo).  Clumsy but certainly blows up the notification area.

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