1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Hi

    All my apps have transparent backgrounds, so you can see through everything. The annoyance is magnified because there is something ghosting above the wallpaper but below the icons, so I get these icons hovering in the background adding to the annoyance...

    HELP?
    12-10-2020 11:52 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Sounds like screen burn-in. Do they show up in a screenshot, if you look at the image on a different device? If not, then it's screen burn-in. Nothing you can do about that, sorry!

    Please register on this forum, which will allow you to engage in discussion more easily, as well as post images. https://forums.androidcentral.com/as...community.html
    12-10-2020 12:20 PM
  3. tissy111's Avatar
    the background ghosting is not visible if I simply screen shot it, but the transparent apps are all the time... all app backgrounds are set at around 30% see through
    12-10-2020 12:26 PM
  4. Mooncatt's Avatar
    the background ghosting is not visible if I simply screen shot it, but the transparent apps are all the time... all app backgrounds are set at around 30% see through
    Welcome to the forums. Unfortunately this is screen burn in and the only solution is to replace the screen itself.
    12-10-2020 12:32 PM
  5. tissy111's Avatar
    ok thank you, even for the apps?
    12-10-2020 12:39 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    So you're saying that the app shortcut icons are transparent, but will move as you scroll through the homescreens? Show us a screenshot: http://forums.androidcentral.com/gen...d-central.html
    12-10-2020 12:48 PM
  7. tissy111's Avatar
    When I open the app, the background page of the app is semi transparent,
    12-10-2020 02:19 PM
  8. hallux's Avatar
    Let me see if I understand this correctly as there seems to be a misunderstanding of terms -
    On the home screen, everything looks normal?
    When you open an app you can still see the home screen through the app?
    Is it YOUR homescreen you can see through the app?

    The idea of screen burn-in that was mentioned before is that a certain image spent long enough on the screen that it's stuck around and you now can't get rid of it. If you take a screenshot of one of the app that this happens to and (and this is key) view it on another device do you see this same issue? If you DO NOT then the issue is screen burn-in as it's a hardware issue.
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    12-10-2020 02:40 PM
  9. tissy111's Avatar
    sort off, on the home screen there is slight ghosting of an app like google assistant, but thats less iritating..

    What is more so, if I open an app, I can see the homescreen through the app. Now If I take a screen shot its not transparent, but if I am looking at the app - for example whatsapp I can see stuff beneath it.
    12-10-2020 02:43 PM
  10. hallux's Avatar
    That's not the app being transparent, that's the screen burn in.

    This might be a good example to see if it's similar - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen...FW_airport.jpg

    Here's an article on this issue - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_burn-in

    Something like that? If it doesn't show on a screenshot then it's almost definitely a hardware issue.
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    12-10-2020 02:48 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Again, it would be helpful to post a screenshot. If it doesn't show up in the screenshot, then it's burn-in.
    12-10-2020 03:19 PM
  12. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Again, it would be helpful to post a screenshot. If it doesn't show up in the screenshot, then it's burn-in.
    Actually, I think in this case, we would be better served if @tissy111 can take a photo of the screen with a camera to show us. Ideally something with a white background, like loading up this website http://www.blankwebsite.com/
    12-10-2020 04:25 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Actually, I think in this case, we would be better served if @tissy111 can take a photo of the screen with a camera to show us. Ideally something with a white background, like loading up this website Blank website. Blank site. Nothing to see here.
    And comparing the two would be even better!
    12-10-2020 04:43 PM
  14. tissy111's Avatar
    It doesnt screen shot
    Attached Thumbnails I just received a second hand samsung S7, all the apps are transprent-screenshot_20201210-205808_samsung-experience-home.jpg  
    12-10-2020 05:15 PM
  15. tissy111's Avatar
    This is a photo of the screen,you can see at tge bottom something usvehind the background

    At the bottom of the screen underneath the automatic words
    Attached Thumbnails I just received a second hand samsung S7, all the apps are transprent-20201210_221543.jpg  
    12-10-2020 05:20 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    This is a photo of the screen,you can see at tge bottom something usvehind the background

    At the bottom of the screen underneath the automatic words
    You have a theme on the phone?
    12-10-2020 05:29 PM
  17. hallux's Avatar
    That definitely looks like screen burn-in to me.
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    12-10-2020 05:50 PM
  18. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Yep, I agree, burn-in. Did you buy this from someone, or were you given it for free? If you bought it using some 3rd party marketplace (like eBay), and if the listing didn't specifically say there was screen burn-in, you could probably request a refund.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    12-10-2020 05:57 PM
  19. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Definitely, 100% screen burn in. It's pretty severe too, so hopefully you can get a refund or some other resolution without much hassle. Looks like whoever owned this before you played a lot of Pokemon Go.

    I just received a second hand samsung S7, all the apps are transprent-screenshots-pokemon-go-game.jpeg

    Notice the placement of the bottom icons.
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    12-10-2020 07:47 PM
  20. hallux's Avatar
    Nice catch @Mooncatt !
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    12-10-2020 07:52 PM
  21. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Nice catch @Mooncatt !
    I don't personally play it, but I suspect it has been the destroyer of many screens.
    12-10-2020 07:54 PM
  22. tissy111's Avatar
    It was gifted so no money back, it's still bette4 than I have at the moment.

    Thank you all
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    12-11-2020 02:32 AM

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