A few OLED display burn-in protections have been restored by Samsung with the One UI 6.1 upgrade that is currently being rolled out to selected Galaxy handsets.

One UI 6.0, which was based on Android 14, was initially published by Samsung for Galaxy handsets. It was soon observed that the company had taken away part of the OLED display’s burn-in protection. To stop the status bar icons from “burning” into the screen after extended use, the program used to slightly move them around in earlier versions. This was still happening with the always-on display and the navigation bar at the bottom of the screen, indicating that Samsung hadn’t fully fixed it.

It seems that Samsung is now bringing this feature back.

As noted by Toranji, Samsung has brought back the status bar’s burn-in protection in One UI 6.1. Now, when you use the smartphone, the icons change gradually.

This was verified with particular reference to the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which was the device on which Samsung’s lack of protection was first observed.

Devices running the Galaxy S23, Z Fold 5, Z Flip 5, and Tab S9 are now receiving One UI 6.1 internationally. In addition to minor adjustments like the status bar’s burn-in protection being restored, the update most notably adds in Galaxy AI features.

Topics #OLED Burn-in Prevention #Samsung's One UI 6.1