Samsung Galaxy s5 weird keyboard overlay help

Discussion in 'Android' started by Seliph, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Seliph
    OP

    Seliph Scion of Light/Orphan

    Member
    541
    360
    Jul 11, 2016
    United States
    Somewhere in Jugdral
    My screen has this really weird overlay of a keyboard on it and I'm not sure how to get it to go away. Any ideas?
    You can see what I mean if you look really closely at the attached screen shot.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Arecaidian Fox

    Arecaidian Fox Pink Foxi

    Member
    923
    991
    Sep 5, 2013
    United States
    Snohomish, WA
    I can't really see it, but I'll pull out the classic tech support line... Have you tried shutting it off, then turning it back on?
     
  3. Seliph
    OP

    Seliph Scion of Light/Orphan

    Member
    541
    360
    Jul 11, 2016
    United States
    Somewhere in Jugdral
    Many times. I believe that the image has burned into my screen or something but I have no clue how to fix it.
     
  4. 8BitWonder

    8BitWonder Small Homebrew Dev

    Member
    634
    360
    Jan 23, 2016
    United States
    47 4F 54 20 45 45 4D
    I can't see it. And if it's a burn into the screen then it would make sense why I can't, because the screencap would only capture the regular image.
     
  5. Seliph
    OP

    Seliph Scion of Light/Orphan

    Member
    541
    360
    Jul 11, 2016
    United States
    Somewhere in Jugdral
    Oh, whoops. Any idea how to fix it or is my screen just screwed?
     
  6. Arecaidian Fox

    Arecaidian Fox Pink Foxi

    Member
    923
    991
    Sep 5, 2013
    United States
    Snohomish, WA
    Supposedly there are actually burn-in cure apps. They apply various colors to the screen over a certain amount of time and it is said to reduce or outright fix the problem.
     
  7. Seliph
    OP

    Seliph Scion of Light/Orphan

    Member
    541
    360
    Jul 11, 2016
    United States
    Somewhere in Jugdral
    Yeah I've tried them but they don't appear to work
     
  8. Arecaidian Fox

    Arecaidian Fox Pink Foxi

    Member
    923
    991
    Sep 5, 2013
    United States
    Snohomish, WA
    New screen or new phone, then =/ ?
     
  9. Seliph
    OP

    Seliph Scion of Light/Orphan

    Member
    541
    360
    Jul 11, 2016
    United States
    Somewhere in Jugdral
    Neither the screen or phone are new, it's a hand me down from my stepfather that he got a couple years ago. I only just got it today
     
  10. Arecaidian Fox

    Arecaidian Fox Pink Foxi

    Member
    923
    991
    Sep 5, 2013
    United States
    Snohomish, WA
    I mean, if it bothers you that much, can you get a new(er) one?
     
  11. Seliph
    OP

    Seliph Scion of Light/Orphan

    Member
    541
    360
    Jul 11, 2016
    United States
    Somewhere in Jugdral
    Yeah but it would cost money
     
  12. Tenshi_Okami

    Tenshi_Okami GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,359
    556
    Nov 3, 2015
    Puerto Rico
    This is something normal from Samsung phones, my S4 and my mother's Note 4 have it too
     
  13. migles

    migles Mei the sexiest bae

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    migles is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    6,620
    4,340
    Sep 19, 2013
    Saint Kitts and Nevis
    my dad works for nintendo.
    yeah screen burn in.. does it look like a shadow?
    the only time i seen this in real life was on a s4 lol...
     
  14. ScarletDreamz

    ScarletDreamz [Debug Mode]

    Member
    2,458
    1,033
    Feb 16, 2015
    United States
    California
    No offense but i loled trying to figure it out why i wasnt able to see the error/damage on the first screen, until i read the third post and realized it was a screen burn.
     
  15. The Real Jdbye

    The Real Jdbye Always Remember 30/07/08

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    The Real Jdbye is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    11,441
    4,753
    Mar 17, 2010
    Norway
    Alola
    Yup. Specifically, it's a known issue with OLED screens (and by extension, Samsung's AMOLED screens)
    Even though OLED screens are really nice they do have their downsides.
    Haven't noticed any burn-in on my 3 year old Note 3 though. It's never been left on a static screen for an extended period of time.
     
  16. Arecaidian Fox

    Arecaidian Fox Pink Foxi

    Member
    923
    991
    Sep 5, 2013
    United States
    Snohomish, WA
    No burn-in on mine yet, and it's a refurbished model I've has since...October, I think? I actually just ordered a 8400mAh battery for it, so hopefully I'll be able to use it constantly like I have been for work and stuff and not have to charge it for a couple days :P
     
  17. gamesquest1

    gamesquest1 Nabnut

    Member
    14,083
    9,419
    Sep 23, 2013
    Yeah a friend of mine had a similar issue on a galaxy s3, if you use a screen inverter app and turn off the automatic screen power off and leave the phone on the keyboard screen with nothing else for a few days it can pretty much remove it for the most part(well it's actually just evening out the screen burn in). But yeah, if it's not too bad I would say just live with it
     
    Last edited by gamesquest1, Apr 11, 2017