AMOLED Burn-in Fixer promises an easy fix for your Android smartphone screen's pesky burn-in issues


Developer: Brendon SledDownload: Android
Category: ToolsPrice: Free

Is your Android smartphone's illustrious AMOLED panel starting to suffer from those dreaded burn-ins? Welp, it's a normal part of the device's accumulation of wear and tear. It's not so normal, however, to have burn-in show up on your screen a week or so after buying the phone - which is what some owners of early Nexus 6 units, sadly, have been complaining of for some time

There is light at the end of the pixel, however. Chances are your AMOLED device is still fairly new - unless you're still rocking the original Nexus S or Galaxy Nexus like a boss - and therefore, the burn-in is not that deep and glaring of an issue. Hence, you can let the clever little app called AMOLED Burn-in Fixer have a try at curing the nasty problem. Mind you, though, it will be useless to those who have a non-Android 5.0 AMOLED screen smartphone, as the app requires Lollipop to function. It's not about being cutting edge - it's merely that ABF relies on Lollipop's built-in "Invert Colors" functionality to set those color-inaccurate pixels straight, somehow cancelling the wrong colors out. 

While it doesn't sound like some magical software wonder worthy of mythical status, the solution apparently worked well enough for at least 30 people who gave it five-star ratings. And the app is free, so you won't lose anything for trying it - apart from having to look at a negative image of everything on your screen for some time. AMOLED Burn-in Fixer needs to be left running for stretches of, say, 30 minutes. There is no time schedule allotted - your screen could like new after five minutes, or after 30 minutes, or after several 30-minute sessions - each case is different. 

If you're unsure you actually have a burn-in problem, you can use the app's bundled test to check out how your screen looks against a grey background. That should reveal any ghostly, burning image issues you may have with your display right off the bat.


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50 Comments

1. iluvsonynokia

Posts: 161; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

i love ips

3. drunkenjay

Posts: 1678; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

okay.

5. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

You love sun reflections, terrible contrast, and dark grey insted of black? Even apple watch has an oled screen. The reason why apple doesn't put such scredn is their phones is due to the increased cost of production and lack of technology.

19. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

Lol I wish I had grey colour instead of black. All I get is flippin dark blue which looks like crap! And the light bleed... makes me wanna throw my tablet to a wall. Ok, maybe its not that bad...BUT STILL.

21. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

The main reason Apple didn't use it on their phones is pretty much it can't meet the demands of iPhones i think. and maybe for inaccurate colors. and no. IPS screens do have great contrast. it's just AMOLED oversaturates.

22. tedkord

Posts: 17362; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No, the Note 4 has the most color accurate screen available on a phone. And, on that Note 4,simply choose the basic color profile and no over saturation.

23. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

And yet, tab s smokes the ipad and note 4 smokes the iphone in terms of details and colout accuracy.

39. Camikazi

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 20, 2014

Amoled can be calibrated, that depends on the manufacturer of the device, the GN4 has the most accurate color reproduction of any display in the market right now, and is Amoled, do some research and you will find out. As per apple an ips, its because of cost. Amoled is a little bit more expensive to manufacture, it has nothing to do with production cant meet demand, out of every 10 devices, 6 or 7 use amoled, so the camacity to produce them is available.

32. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 2014

no, they just want as much money to themselves by cutting edges everywhere (their paper looks like a octagon by now)

49. DaniiGeus

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 31, 2016

Dude. There's somthing called Rooting Installing a custom kernel and change the display to your likings via the Display settings in Kernel Adiutor :D

2. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Almost 3 years on galaxy s3 , 0 issues, now on s4 and nexus 6,0 issues. Burn in is a legend , people damage their displays in falls and whatnot and claim warranties blaming burn in.

8. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 2011

my s2 had 0 burn-in problems even after 3 years of use. But the s5 i saw in a Samsung store had a severe case of burn in. It was 6 months old demo display unit. So the screen was always on, around 10 hours a day.

14. phljcnth

Posts: 556; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Yeah. Burn-ins only happen with OLED screen turned on very bright showing static multi-colored images for a long period. They usually appear in the notification bar and on-screen keyboard and buttons. Notice how Samsung prefers physical home buttons and soft keys. Samsung "solves" the issue through immersive mode and lots of white and cyan.

25. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

True. I had burn in problems on my old Galaxy S before (from the keyboard, status bar and on screen keys) and used some random burn in fixer app, it worked after around 30 minutes of "curing" per day over a weekend (2 days). Unless its physical damage, burn-ins are easy to fix.

26. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

My screen only has burn-in on the nav bar. So it's entirely appropriate that the screen shot refers to the nav bar as the problem area. No reason to avoid AMOLED on account of such a minor issue.

40. Camikazi

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 20, 2014

Burn happens on ips display as well, look it up, the moto 360 had this issue when it 1st came out. The solution can be solved by software twiks like motorola did or 3rd party software like thr one advertised here.

43. nedooo

Posts: 71; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Explain how burn in happens on IPS??? You just talk nonsense boy...

47. Camikazi

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 20, 2014

Do a little bit of research in ur favorite seaech engine, nedoo. You will even find pics if you do a search.

30. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

My coworker's S2 has burn-in on the notification panel... it is not too bad but it happens... though I would recommend him to get a new phone anyway

28. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I beg to differ. I had screen burn in (and still do) on my old Galaxy S3. A vertical strip down the right side of the screen where the status bar was in landscape mode. I've tried the so called fixers but non of them did anything, I think it was too far gone before I noticed. And I kept the screen at about 20-25% brightness. I noticed it about a year and a month or two after I got it. I also had slight burn in on my Droid Maxx but was able to correct it with an app like in the article. Now I just make sure to change the orientation of the screen every so often to avoid it happening again.

42. nedooo

Posts: 71; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

...............

46. MrEelSauce

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

As a full brightness junkie, I can confirm burn in is very real. When my phone is in landscape mode, the area where the notification bar is when it is vertical is much lighter than the rest of the screen.

4. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

No burnt so far pixels on my two-yearg-old amoled screen.

6. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

*No burnt pixels so far... Sorry

13. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

I wonder why PhoneArena removed the awfully convenient "edit comment" feature...

16. SPASE

Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

Desktop version has it but not mobile.

17. iampun33t

Posts: 136; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

I am on desktop. Not available.

18. SPASE

Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

I'll give it a go. Seems to work for me "chrome". Also gives you a couple of minutes to edit your comment. Third try again, all ok

20. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Let's see... Oh, there it is. Still, I think most people use their phones to visit this place.

7. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Had a galaxy s1, s2, s3, note 1, note 2 and now on note 3. Also have a tab 7.7 (which daughter now uses) and a tab s 10.5. Not a single burn in issue so not sure what people are on about to be honest

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