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Apple shall make the "Home Bar" disappear after few seconds of inactivity

StellarVixen

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This is what I have noticed recently, since the Home Bar is always there, it is leaving the mark on screen For now, this seems temporary, when I enter the app switcher, there is slight shadow where the bar was, but it slowly fades, it needs about a minute to fade completely, so this is not a burn in.


At least not yet. I believe that with time, this is where the burn in will be permanent.


There is no need for that bar to be always there. I hope Apple realized this already, and they are working to implement the fix.
 

StellarVixen

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Uh, there's no shadow and the risk of burn in is pretty minimal. If there was the battery, signal and clock would do far more damage than the dreaded bar.
OMG, do you think I am hallucinating or something? There is clear mark visible where the bar is. As I said, it slowly fades away, so this is more like image retention, not burn in. For now.


I do not know why the clock, signal strength and battery do not do the same, but home bar does.
 
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C DM

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This is what I have noticed recently, since the Home Bar is always there, it is leaving the mark on screen For now, this seems temporary, when I enter the app switcher, there is slight shadow where the bar was, but it slowly fades, it needs about a minute to fade completely, so this is not a burn in.


At least not yet. I believe that with time, this is where the burn in will be permanent.


There is no need for that bar to be always there. I hope Apple realized this already, and they are working to implement the fix.
A few discussions about this kind of thing, some from even iOS 11 days with iPhone X:

https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...’s-where-we-need-to-swipe-to-go-home.2159711/

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/please-give-us-the-option-to-hide-the-home-bar.2140873/

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/iphone-x-remove-home-bar.2085868/
 
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StellarVixen

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C DM

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Yes, and it is sad that nothing happened, for so long...
It in a way implies what Apple's thinking is when it comes to that -- that basically they think (at least so far) that it's good the way that it is.
 
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C DM

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Judging from all what happened in the past few years, I am not comfortable with "Apple thinks it's OK".
It's not really about being comfortable or something like that, simply the reality of it. At some point Apple might re-consider their approach to it, or perhaps they might not--no way to really tell and short of perhaps something like jailbreaking and using some tweak there isn't really much else that could be done about something like that.
 
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gigapocket1

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No offense. But I feel that burn in is unlikely with the home bar. The colors of the home bar changes very often. Between switching apps and etc. it’s not on screen as much as we generally thing. Especially in the same “color”.
 
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danmart

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Looking at the apps I use on a regular basis, every single one of them has a light background so the home bar is black. On an OLED screen, black is ‘off’ so can’t burn in...
 
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