Option to have the "menu" and "report" buttons to be invisible so as not to have a burn in ghost image of the buttons on screen.
The screen is usually ON through out the duration of driving. The MENU and REPORT buttons have a high likelihood to be "burned in" screen, creating a "permanent" ghost image.
Having the option to replace it with invisible hotspots (frequent users will know where to touch anyway) will minimize this because of moving images.
AMOLED screens are fairly prone to "burn in"
Thank you for your suggestion!
The Report button was designed to be noticed while blending in and it’s important to keep it as is.
However, we will revisit this idea when working on Dark mode, in the future. Furthermore, since this is a physical issue that OLED phones suffer from in different apps, we recommend to use Battery Saver mode to allow your display some rest from bright colors that might lead to this dysfunction.
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Nadav Har'El commented
The Waze answer here is completely off the mark. The report button has to be seen, yes indeed, but it doesn't need to be very bright, and doesn't need to be in exactly the same pixel spot all the time! Making it dim orange instead of light orange, and moving it around the display a bit (only a bit) will not make it any less usable when you need it - but will avoid the burnin.
The advice to use "battery saver mode" might have been useful if there was a way to turn it by default instead of just "for this ride", which, let's face it, nobody will remember to do.
Lucian Constantinescu commented
As many other users suggested, a screen burning protection will be great for someone like me who uses Waze 5 days a week, 8 hours a day.
What I suggest is any of this:
- randomly floating by 1 or 2 pixels for fixed elements
- randomly color change from warm colors to cold colors or to choose from 2 or more different themes in a specified time interval for fixed elements
We all know about Amoled Screen issues, but it can be prevented if we will have these options. Not to be implemented by default, but to be optional in the settings options for who wants to activate them. So everyone will have a choice to leave the app interface as it is or to use those features to prevent screen burning.
Roman Krafft commented
I drive 30-40k Kilometers per year and now I have the Top Direction Box and Red Button burned into my Phone.
Please Implement a Burn-In Protection, a lot of high end Phones use Organic Displays theses days.
I Do not really want to use Waze with my new Pixel until fixed!
The bright orange report button has caused burn in on my OLED iPhone X on two displays, could the option to select a darker colour be possible?
After few months my iphone x got the report button burned into a screen - it is not reversable so i have to get a new phone or display. Please solve this eg. by allowing the option to make the button transparent, change to less aggresive color or find another way hiw to prevent broking down our phones. Thanks!
I use a lot of Waze on my Galaxy S9.
I have a problem, Waze burns my screen ...
The orange notification button (bottom right), the white inner and outer border of this button burns my screen (persistent pixels) ...
Can you consider changing the color of these 2 borders Please? In black for example? Or gray?
Waze is a very good product.
Thank you in advance.
Ed Ellks (EdFromOhio) commented
There are several good methods of preventing image burn-in that Waze should investigate like pixel shifting or moving icons a bit each time. I have 2 Premium (expensive) phones with the report icon burned in and just got another $1k phone.
Waze apps has a yellow round button on the right bottom right which cause a burn-in
on mobile screen. Hope Waze can do something about the yellow icon running on the bottom right, so it does not burn in display screen when it runs for a long time eg I hr.
... to change position of the "report" button or to hide all static display on screen after few seconds. One tap on screen to show them again.
Christian Genicq commented
The orange Waze button on the lower right of the screen caused a faint orange circle within a circle only seen on white screens.
Or, change brightness.
Or, control brightness.
Please add a option to change the position of the "report" button. I use waze everyday and my phone screen is having a little bit of burn-in effect on the exact position of the orange circle!
The orange circle to report information as seen to burn an image into my screen is there a way to change it to a different color that doesn't destroy my screen.