I had this on my old phone, and now also on my new phone. The status bar icons are burnt into my phone’s screen. Idk if this goes away, but this got me quiet angry. This is a new phone and now I can always see the ATC, map, camera and pause button on my screen. Is there something I can do about it? Is this preventable?
This has nothing to do with IF. AMOLED screens can burn in if being used for a long time showing the same content at the same position of the screen, and depending on the manufacturer of the screen you don’t even have to have max brightness. It’s even easier to do this when the phone is exposed to direct sunlight displaying the content or having your brightness set to max for long periods of time.
You need to contact the support of your device or your mobile operator to get it fixed or replaced!
Samsung normally provides 24 months warranty. If you screen otherwise is not damaged, and you are within the 24 months, they will replace it for you.
After the replacement I would suggest to use no more than 25% brightness for flights if possible (or more if needed but definitely not max), and either the Game Tools to get the screen dimmed for long flights or an app called Blackr from Google Play.
Game tools dimming and 25% brightness saved the screen of my Note 8 for over 8 months and helped to prevent burn-ins completely.
Samsung most likely will not offer any kind of repair. Mainly because this is user inflicted damages (it’s not a software or hardware fault), I’ve had a similar issue on the pixel 2 where my status bar is slightly burnt in, so I ran a piece of code through and now they automatically have them hidden. IF has a hide feature built in so the necessary precautions were there if needed 🤦