1. IMANUT46's Avatar
    I have very faint ghost icons on my photos. They appear to be home screen icons. If I send the photos, the icons are not on the photos when viewing on the receiving device,so I assume that the problem is not with the camera.
    OTHER than a factory reset, how can it be fixed? Thanks.
    06-19-2022 09:56 AM
  2. rvbfan's Avatar
    Does this only happen when viewing in photos or in the camera app itself or both?
    If you move the icons do they move when viewing the photos?
    Can you take a screenshot?
    06-19-2022 09:58 AM
  3. Javier P's Avatar
    Ugh, that sounds like burn-in. There's an easy way to be sure, zoom in any picture and if the ghost icons don't get bigger then it's definitely burn-in. This is a hardware issue with LED displays and unfortunately there's not much you can do to fix it.
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    06-19-2022 10:03 AM
  4. rvbfan's Avatar
    Ugh, that sounds like burn-in. There's an easy way to be sure, zoom in any picture and if the ghost icons don't get bigger then it's definitely burn-in. This is a hardware issue with LED displays and unfortunately there's not much you can do to fix it.
    Exactly where I was going but in a more roundabout fashion.
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    06-19-2022 10:37 AM
  5. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Thanks for all your help.

    The objects I call ICONS are so faint, there are almost invisible. They only can be seen on white backgrounds in the upper part of the photo. They are only seen in the viewer of Google Photos. If viewed elsewhere, I can't see them. I don't think it can be burn-in because my screen is set to timeout after 1 minute. It's been that way since I bought the Pixel 3
    It's such a minor issue, I'm going to ignore it.
    06-20-2022 03:23 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Still sounds like burn in, which can happen over time (especially in a 4 year old phone). A screen timeout of 1 minute could still contribute to burn in, e.g. if the phone habitually wakes up for some reason, leading to an extended period of screen on time (which then increases the risk of burn in).
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    06-20-2022 06:07 PM
  7. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Still sounds like burn in, which can happen over time (especially in a 4 year old phone). A screen timeout of 1 minute could still contribute to burn in, e.g. if the phone habitually wakes up for some reason, leading to an extended period of screen on time (which then increases the risk of burn in).
    OK, thanks.
    06-21-2022 05:20 AM

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