How To Fix Google Pixel 7 Pro Notification Bar Not Working?

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Muhammad Tayyab


If the notification bar is not working on your Google Pixel 7 Pro, you might encounter several issues such as being unable to pull it down entirely. Alternatively, you might face the cutoff of several icons in the top notification bar.

Quick Fixes

  • Enable the “Auto-rotate” on your phone. Now, flip your phone landscape and then flip back to portrait. Most of the time, it fixes the notification bar issue.
  • Remove the Battery Limitations from Pixel Launcher: Settings-> Apps & Notification->All apps->Select Pixel Launcher->Battery-> Unrestricted.
  • Restart your phone to eliminate the temporary software glitches.

Clear the Pixel Launcher Cache and Data

The Pixel launcher cache might be the reason behind this issue. You should clear the cache and data of the Pixel launcher.

Clear the Pixel launcher cache and data
  1. Open “Settings” on your phone.
  2. Tap “Apps & Notification” and then “All apps”.
  3. Now, locate “Pixel launcher” in the list and tap on it.
  4. Further, select “Storage and cache”.
  5. Finally, tap the “Clear cache” and “Clear storage” options.

In case, you are using some third-party launcher apps on your phone such as the “Nova launcher”, then follow the same steps above to reset your launcher by clearing the cache and storage.

Switch to Other Launcher

Try to install other third-party launchers on your phone such as the popular Nova launcher and then set it as your phone’s default launcher. Switching between the launchers can help you eliminate the temporary issues from the Home app settings.

Switch to other launcher
  1. Open “Settings” on your phone.
  2. Tap “Apps & Notification” and then go to the “General” apps category.
  3. Tap the “Default apps” and then tap “Home app”.
  4. Finally, select the “Nova launcher” or the other third-party launcher you want to set as your phone’s default launcher.

Update the Phone Software

Try to keep your phone software up to date. There might be some bugs in the current version of the software. updating the software might fix the bugs and can potentially solve the issue.

Update the google pixel software
  1. Open “Settings” on your phone.
  2. Tap on the “System Update/Software Update -> Check for the software update”.
  3. Now, follow the on-screen instructions to download and install the updates.

Uninstall and Re-install

Remove the Pixel launcher from your phone and then re-install it. Before doing that, you should have another third-party launcher installed on your phone and set it as your phone’s default launcher.

  1. You should download Android SDK Platform-tools on your PC and then extract it.
    open the platform tool
  2. Now, enable the “Developer options”.
    • Go to “Settings->About Phone-> Build Number-> Tap on build number several times until the developer options is enabled”.
      tap build number several times to enable developer options
  3. Return to “Settings->System” and then tap “Developer options”.
  4. In developer options, enable “USB Debugging” and connect your phone to the PC using cable.
    enable usb debugging option
  5. Now, go to the “Platform tools” folder, you downloaded earlier and then type “CMD” in the address bar.
    open the command prompt in platform tool
  6. After the Command prompt is launched, then type the following command in the command prompt:
    • adb shell
  7. Now, type the following command to uninstall the “Pixel Launcher”.
    • pm uninstall -k –user 0
  8. Finally, type the following command to reinstall the “Pixel Launcher”.
    • cmd package install-existing

You can also download and install it from the “Play Store”. After installing the Pixel launcher, you should set it as your phone’s default launcher.

Wipe Cache Partition

Try to perform a wipe cache partition on your phone using the recovery mode. This can help you remove the corrupted data from your phone system cache.

how to wipe cache partition
  1. Switch OFF your phone.
  2. Press and hold the “Power” and “Volume” down until the “Fastboot Mode” appears on the screen.
  3. Use the volume buttons to select the options and the power button to confirm the desired option.
  4. Select the “recovery mode” option, and when the “no command” label appears on the screen, then press the “Volume UP” and “Power” buttons together.
  5. In recovery mode, choose the “Wipe Cache partition” with the help of the Volume buttons and power button to confirm the option.
  6. When the process is completed, reboot your phone by selecting the “Reboot the System Now” option.

Perform Factory Reset

You should opt for factory data reset operation at last. If none of the above fixes works, performing a factory reset can solve the issue.

  1. Go to “Settings-> System”.
  2. Tap the “Reset” option.
  3. Tap “erase all data (Factory Reset)”.
  4. Your phone might also ask you to enter your PIN. Continue with typing the PIN and select “Erase All Data”.
  5. Further, follow the on-screen instructions to set up your phone from scratch.

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