1. tankerzuke's Avatar
    I noticed awhile back that my icons have started to show all the time through whatever is on my screen. When I look at pics I've taken i can see my home screen, when I'm watching a movie I can see my home screen. I can't for the life of me figure out how to stop it.

    Is this a setting? A common issue? I would appreciate any help thanks. I will attach a screenshot
    Attached Thumbnails Icons show through screen-screenshot_20191124-181921_chrome.jpg  
    11-24-2019 07:26 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Which icons? On every top like battery signal ?
    11-24-2019 09:17 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! It sounds like screen burn-in, especially since we don't see what you're talking about in your screenshot.
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    11-25-2019 03:05 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    Screenshots can't show burn-in. (It's sort of like wanting them to show screen scratches. Burn-in is a physical thing happening to the screen.)
    There are apps that may help eliminate some of it - look in Play for AMOLED.
    11-25-2019 04:27 PM
  5. joeldf's Avatar
    Screenshots can't show burn-in. (It's sort of like wanting them to show screen scratches. Burn-in is a physical thing happening to the screen.)
    There are apps that may help eliminate some of it - look in Play for AMOLED.
    This...^^^

    Although, there is no eliminating it once the burn-in is done. The only solution is replace the screen, or replace the phone.

    My son had burn-in from a game he played constantly on his S8. Now, it's used as a backup phone for us that stays off except when I check it and charge it every few days (it runs minimal apps, no email, and battery saving mode as much as possible). Still, when I do turn the screen on, the burned in graphics and pink hue (from the game's original green background) is still there.

    If the home screen icons are burned in, the screen must have had a really long time-out setting.
    11-27-2019 04:52 PM

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