One UI 6.0’s Missing Burn-In Protection Raises Concerns


So far, the Stable One UI 6.0 upgrade has been sent to a number of Galaxy smartphones. More and more compatible models are progressively receiving the update from Samsung. Other than features, Samsung Galaxy handsets running One UI 6 and Android 14 might have screen burn-in. Those on Reddit who have seen a possible problem with screen burn-in have expressed conflicting opinions on Samsung’s most recent software upgrade, One UI 6. The update appears to have removed burn-in protection, even if it adds a number of new functions to the devices.

When text or picture outlines, fading colors, or obvious patches appear on OLED panels, it’s commonly referred to as screen burn-in. In the past, Samsung has taken the initiative to solve this problem by introducing pixel shifting. To keep pixels from staying in one place for too long, pixel shifting entails slightly changing the pixels. With the One UI 6 upgrade, it appears that pixel shifting, a feature of One UI 5 meant to avoid burn-in, is broken. The outcomes are alarming because photos taken with One UI 6 depict the status bar pieces staying in place, suggesting that burn-in prevention could not be operating as intended.

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Although this problem might not be apparent right away, it has the potential to cause irreversible screen damage in the long run. Though it’s difficult to say for sure without an official confirmation from the business, Samsung could correct this in the upcoming days. In the event that you have already downloaded Android 14, you should take comfort in the fact that screen burn-ins are uncommon and that you need not worry about anything until you keep a static image on your phone at maximum brightness for an unreasonably long time.

Everyone who received the One UI 6.0 update can check it up to see if they face this similar change of icons in the status bar not moving as suggested by users in Reddit.

  1. While the status bar is displayed, take a screenshot.
  2. Turn the screen from portrait to landscape and back again five times, allowing the components to drift for a noticeable number of pixels.
  3. Utilize the Samsung Gallery to view the screenshot.

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Thanks to “Android Authority