1. fetomy's Avatar
    So I absolutely can't find this anywhere...
    Since the last update to the new Android whenever I watch a video and turn my phone sideways so it rotates and goes full screen a grey layer goes over the video so it becomes kinda blurry colors becoming weaker like if a thin filter would've been there. When the phone is "standing" everything is good it happens only when rotated. I can actually see it appearing as it has a second delay. It happens only with videos but that in every application.

    I can't post an answer here... Anyway my phone is Huawei mate9 with the latest emui and Android. Although I have a friend with the same phone also updated but not having the issue.
    01-27-2018 09:40 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which phone? I recall another similar post about something like this, but not sure if there was a good explanation.
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    01-28-2018 12:09 AM
  3. fetomy's Avatar
    Hey! Thanks for answering!
    It's a Huawei mate9 with the latest emui and Android.
    But I have a friend with the same phone, same versions not having the problem.
    01-28-2018 07:02 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Does it also happen in Safe Mode? https://www.androidauthority.com/pro...-9-fix-738776/
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    01-28-2018 11:17 AM
  5. fetomy's Avatar
    I can't put it in safe mode. I do what they say, restart it, holding down the volume down button but it just starts regularly.
    01-28-2018 12:45 PM
  6. fetomy's Avatar
    Okay I pushed too soon.
    Hard to say without YouTube because the built in player only would play in full screen so I can't actually see it appearing but I'm almost 100% sure it does not happen in safe mode.
    01-28-2018 01:02 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I found the other thread -- one of the users also has a Mate 9, so it sounds like you're not alone: https://forums.androidcentral.com/as...ml#post6144799. That person also found that the problem went away in Safe Mode, so I suggested uninstalling apps one by one to see if the problem goes away. Haven't gotten a response yet, though.
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    01-29-2018 01:05 AM
  8. Trigati's Avatar
    I'd start by checking if any apps have permission to draw over other apps, if so turn those off, and see if it goes away.
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    01-29-2018 02:21 PM
  9. fetomy's Avatar
    I'd start by checking if any apps have permission to draw over other apps, if so turn those off, and see if it goes away.
    How can I see which app can draw over others?
    01-31-2018 07:13 AM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That would be the Screen Overlay feature: https://www.howtogeek.com/271519/how...or-on-android/
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    01-31-2018 09:42 AM
  11. fetomy's Avatar
    That would be the Screen Overlay feature: https://www.howtogeek.com/271519/how...or-on-android/
    It was way too hard to find but I turned off all apart from "system UI" which was greyed out. BTW all were yes.
    Although it did not help. Guess I'll start deleting the apps.. I just have zero idea what should I look for...
    01-31-2018 10:34 AM
  12. fetomy's Avatar
    Well I deleted all apps that's not on my phone since the beginning, and it's still there... Unbelievable.. Guess I'll just stop watching videos...
    01-31-2018 10:50 AM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Since you've already deleted all of your apps, you might as well try a factory reset (after backing up your important data, of course).
    01-31-2018 11:17 AM
  14. fetomy's Avatar
    Cool so I did that. Of course I forgot to save my contacts and notes so now I lost all of it. But I don't care.
    What I care about is that it's still f.... happening.

    So I thought I make a screen recording to show how it looks and boom it does not happening when I'm recording a screen video...

    I'm gonna have a stroke...
    02-04-2018 02:06 PM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Can you take a video of the phone's screen using another device's camera?
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    02-04-2018 11:19 PM
  16. fetomy's Avatar
    Can you take a video of the phone's screen using another device's camera?
    sorry took too long. fortunately így someone write meg on Messenger during full screen video and I tap on their avatar, the layer disappears
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oJK...w?usp=drivesdk

    plus an image: https://i.imgur.com/tdg8HLw.jpg
    here you can see on the little thumbnails the difference between the 2 images
    03-04-2018 01:38 AM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hmm, really not sure what's going on there. Have you already tried other video players, like MX Player?
    03-05-2018 12:33 AM
  18. fetomy's Avatar
    it doesn't matter which player I use it happens with every video. the one on the video I shared is YouTube , but it's the same on VLC, mx, bs, and the built-in Huawei stuff.
    03-06-2018 12:22 AM
  19. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Argh. Is this with streaming video only, or also with locally saved video?

    Did you happen to disable Chrome? If so, make sure Android System Webview is enabled and updated in Settings>Apps​.
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    03-06-2018 10:40 AM
  20. fetomy's Avatar
    it does it with any kind of online video and with any kind of locally saved videos. maybe not with videos recorded by the phone but not 100% sure because it is automatically fullscreen so I can't really check.

    I thing is weird though...if I'm recording my screen as a video and I start watching a YouTube video this "layer" does not appear at all. I mean I'm doing a screen recording with the same phone ,like a screenshot but video.

    chrome is enabled.im using that as my browser.this webview stuff I found in the play store with an "enable" button but that does not do anything.
    03-08-2018 11:22 PM
  21. B. Diddy's Avatar
    If you're using Chrome, then Android System Webview is automatically Disabled, since in Nougat and above, Android System Webview's functions are incorporated into Chrome.

    I'm afraid I'm all tapped out of ideas. If I think of something else, I'll let you know.
    03-09-2018 12:34 AM

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