How to Optimize PUBG Mobile for Notched Phones

Apple’s unsightly solution to house the front facing camera and sensors on its nearly bezel-less iPhone X has taken the Android smartphone ecosystem by storm and even though some manufacturers have come up with innovative solutions to tackle the same problem, the notch is now a staple on most Android smartphones. Having a notch on a smartphone does offer one of the simplest solutions to house the front facing camera and sensors but it comes with its own fair share of issues. The most problematic issue of all is that the notch interferes with some UI elements in full-screen apps and games, and those of you who play PUBG Mobile on your notched smartphone will know exactly what I’m talking about. In case you’re looking for a solution to your woes, here’s how to optimize PUBG Mobile for notched phones:

Optimize PUBG Mobile for Notched Phones

Notches come in various shapes and sizes, making it quite difficult for PUBG Mobile developers to customize the game’s UI according to all the different notch styles. To tackle this issue PUBG Mobile recently received a special toggle to optimize the game for notched displays, making it easier for users with a notched smartphone to optimize the game’s UI in accordance with their smartphone’s design. Here’s how you can make use of the setting to optimize PUBG Mobile for your smartphone’s notch:

  • In order to optimize PUBG Mobile for notched display, you’ll need to open up the settings menu by tapping on the cog in the bottom right corner of the game lobby.

pubg mobile homepage showing settings cog

  • Now, tap on the ‘Graphics’ tab in the settings menu and scroll down to locate the new ‘Non-Standard Screens’ option. Do note that the new setting isn’t available on all smartphones yet. For example, when checked on the OnePlus 6, the game doesn’t display the option and automatically moves the entire game to the right, leaving an unsightly black bar in its wake. However, on some other phones, including the OnePlus 5, and the OnePlus 5T, the feature was visible so it should come to your phone soon.

pubg mobile graphics settings

  • The option is set to ‘Normal’ by default and depending on the device you’re using, you can select either the ‘Rounded Corners’ option or the ‘Notched’ option. After selecting the appropriate setting, click on the yellow ‘OK’ button in the bottom right corner.

PUBG mobile graphics settings with options for notched screens

  • The game will now show you a pop-up saying ‘New settings have been applied. Reduce the frame rate if it fluctuates’. Tap on ‘OK’ and restart the game for the settings to take effect.

PUBG mobile confirmation pop up

  • Upon restarting the game you’ll notice that the UI elements have been moved slightly inward, which will ensure that the notch doesn’t interfere with any buttons in the game (see attached screenshot for comparison). The setting moves UI elements on both the left and right side of the game.
PUBG mobile optimised for notched screens
Left: Normal UI, Right: UI Optimized for Notch

Well, that’s about it! You have successfully optimized PUBG Mobile for your notched display. You can now enjoy the game without worrying about the notch getting in the way. The ‘Rounded Corners’ setting has a similar effect and moves the UI elements slightly inward to prevent your display’s rounded corners from cutting into the UI elements. Once you’re all set, you can also check out our article on the best PUBG Mobile tips and tricks to get that chicken dinner.

List of Phones with Notches

Honor 10
Honor 8X
Honor 9N
Honor Play
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Huawei Nova 3
Huawei Nova 3i
Huawei P20 Pro
iPhone X
iPhone XR
iPhone XS
LG G7 ThinQ
LG G7+ ThinQ
LG V40
Mi 8
Mi 8 Explorer Edition
Mi 8 Lite
Mi 8 Pro
Mi 8 SE
Micromax N11
Micromax N12
Motorola One Power
Motorola P30
Nokia 6.1 Plus
OnePlus 6
OnePlus 6T
OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition
Oppo A3s
Oppo A5
Oppo A7
Oppo F7
Oppo F9
Oppo F9 Pro
Oppo R17 Pro
Pixel 3XL
Poco F1
Realme 2
Realme 2 Pro
Realme C1
Realme U1
Redmi 6 Pro
Redmi Note 6 Pro
Vivo V11
Vivo V11 Pro
Vivo V9
Vivo V9 Pro
Vivo V9 Youth
Vivo Y81
Vivo Y83
Vivo Y95
ZenFone 5Z
ZenFone Max M2
ZenFone Max Pro M2

SEE ALSO: How to Play PUBG Mobile on PC

Enjoy PUBG Mobile on Devices With a Notch

If you follow the aforementioned steps correctly, you should now be able to enjoy PUBG Mobile on your notched phone without worrying about the notch interfering with the game. The new setting is quite a handy addition to the game and considering the fact that almost all modern smartphones have a notch in one form or another, I’m sure many of you will be using the setting down the line. Did you know about this new setting already? How did turning on the optimization impact your gameplay? Let us know in the comments down below.

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