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That will be probably a little advert, but if you want to customize navigation bar in way of it looks - I have made lately an app to do that.
Try navbar apps (free) - set some solid color (or better changing one) on navigation bar and that should help preventing burn in. I've used that on two 6Ps and S8 and none of these have burn (while friends S8, which does not use my app, do have one).
Disclosure: I am developer of that app but hey, it helps.
I would recommend Navbar Apps for doing this.
It is free app to download and you can pick any color that you want (and it works in most apps (unlike Samsung version) even with detection of app color which looks super cool), you can select different color for opened keyboard, you can add some graphics or info and so on.
Oh, it works on any phone too.
Disclosure: I am author of this app. If you need any help - contact me!
I use navbar apps for this purpose. Sometimes the color from one app gets "stuck" but for the most part I like how it looks and the ability to add a thin line at the bottom for battery percentage.
Something I've used with the OG Pixel XL and Pixel 2 XL (and soon Pixel 3 XL) is Navbar Apps. It's an app that allows the system to detect what main color the app is using and make your navigation bar the same color. It makes android feel more consistent for me because the status bar would change to match the app but the navbar would stay black.
It's super customizable and you can white list certain apps that maybe don't automatch well like I do. But it also helped a lot with avoiding screen burn in issues on the Pixel 2 XL. Anyway it's pretty awesome, and recommend giving it a try :)
DISCLAIMER: I am not the dev nor am I associated with the dev. It's just a great app.
Check Navbar Apps, it can do that for you now and its free :)
Disclaimer: I am author of that app
I already use Navbar apps which has a community page where you can get pixel style backgrounds, and this app also has some other great features like a battery gauge on the navigation bar and a music visualiser; any plans to include anything else than drawing pixel style buttons?
> The navigation bar is white and it is like this across many apps. And there is nothing much I can do about it.
Did you try Navbar apps? If it's compatible to your phone then you have the solution. If it's not compatible then try to sideload it. Apkmirror link for navbar apps
My brother hated default navigation bars on his old Moto G3 and this app solved the problem.
Using a nav bar app on my S8+ and you can choose any colour as the background on a per app basis or even have it transparent if you want.
Navbar apps is what you're looking for:
Great for changing either every app to a dar nav bar, or even better, change it to adapt to your current app. You can even get the keyboard extension so that your nav bar blends in with your keyboard!
this app colors your navbar to match the open app's color. i think it looks great and should help with the navbar burn-in
I think it looks good, I don't personally have a problem with it, but I like the darker bar as well.
I'm take this opportunity to plug Navbar Apps, an app that colors your Navbar to match the color of the action bar. It really makes the UI look more cohesive and the Navbar seem less like dead space. You can also customize the color or disable it per app. Here's an example.
There is a pretty good app that does this system wide, and you can get it to automagically set the bar the same as another colour from the app in focus. Called Nav Bar Apps I think.
Oh great. Because I'm actually using an app to get it. The colour of the nav bar will change according to the app, usually follows the notification shades. But also can be customised per app and can change colour when keyboard is opened. Before this, I find the blackness of the navigation bar is a complete waste of space and makes the bottom bezel bigger than how it is. I'm sure you'll be happy to use it.
If you have a navbar there's this app
Doesn't do quite what you want but it animates the music into waveforms in the navbar area
Go on the Play store and look up Navbar Apps. It changes the color of the nav buttons on each app to match the notification tray. It works wonders and not even a trace of burn in
Here it is
> the white navigation bar is annoying in dark apps
It's annoying everywhere, IMO. Why is it even a thing?
I use Navbar Apps to theme it black in apps that make it white (Google Photos on Pixel, for example). Sad that it's even necessary.
if you are talking about nav bar then yes they used to have black color before but due to some burn-in issues they had to remove it but you can get it via this app
> The white nav bar adds to it too, but I'm assuming that can be changed by the user.
You already can.
At least, it works on my N6. Navbar changes color dynamically to match a given apps color scheme. Or you can set the color for an app if you don't like what it chooses. Or you can set a static color of choose from some included backgrounds. Ideally it should work with Samsung's implementation too.
Not a perfect solution, but you can force your navbar to be black (or any color you choose) in all cases. That's what I'm doing on my S9
Use this and you can change it to any color or image you want.
I use navbar apps. Lets you customize color, choose a background, do things like add in a battery meter, etc. It's pretty cool and a lot better than just having it black IMO.
You can do this. I've used this app since I got my 2xl last year:
When enabled, it will pull the default color scheme and match the navbar. You can also customize the color.
Sounds like OLED "burn-in" where your display hardware itself ages (get dimmer) in different spots at different rates (due to different pixels being used)--in your case everywhere except your nav bar has aged to be slightly dimmer. There are apps like Navbar Apps that can help make it better in general.
There's also an image floating around somewhere of a black screen with a white strip at the bottom that you can open and display at full brightness for a while to even out the display aging. An app like this might work too, though I haven't tried that one specifically.
Install this. On pretty much everything but chrome it colors the nav bar so it isn't black, so all the pixels' backlights decay at roughly the same rate.
Home button: I love the fingerprint scanner on the back. I came from the iPhone 5s before, and having it on the back is so much more natural. I can have the phone securely unlock by the time I take it out of my pocket because the scanner is right where my finger rests when I pull it out. I don't even care about the on screen buttons as much as I thought I would. I like the clickiness of having a physical button, but taptic feedback works quite well in its place. You can even customize the bar using something like navbar apps.
Cases: there's already some great ones out by LifeProof, OtterBox, rhinoshield, spiegen and plenty others, with more likely on the way. There's also simple plastic ones on Amazon for pretty cheap. Personally, I'm waiting for my Google live case to get here.
Non expandable storage: not (really) a problem. The OTG adapter for USB c to USB type a allows you to plug in a flashdrive. Additionally, you could also use any usbc flashdrive and plug directly in. Also yes, free unlimited storage is a godsend.
Stuff I wish I knew: I wish I waited for black Friday. Verizon is selling it for $10 a month over 24 months, sooooo $240 instead of the $440 or so I'm paying for it. Oh well. At least this way I get the daydream.
I used <strong>Navbar Apps</strong> by Damian Piwowarski. Applying this specific 'pixel bar' image requires the 'unlocked' version of the app, but I would say it's well worth it. Doesn't require root, and the other aspects of the app are very neat (its main purpose is to change the background colour of the navbar to match the active app's theme).
If you're not rooted this app may satisfy you.
If you're rooted then tinted colored bars or whatever it's called is absolutely amazing. Developers really need to start taking advantage of the nav bar coloring in marshmallow onward
I use Navbar Apps [link]
Unfortunately it won't give you clear Navbar, but you can get full black and see how you like it. As soon as Google started using the white navbar I got it, just always preferred the black especially for an AMOLED. Battery usage on my 5t is negligible, 1% usage on a full 100-0 charge.
It's really frustrating. I don't want screen burn and I don't want to feel forced to use gestures. I use the below app. I use relay too.
Sometimes it takes a few seconds before the app takes over the navbar and turns it black. Semi-transparent would be nice too.
Use Navbar Apps.
Can be a bit buggy at times, but it does usually keep the Navbar black.
Should look like this.
No, I am not rooted, and with the new update it apparently will block you from signing in if it detects a Magisk folder anyway
This is what I did. You need adb to do it.
I also use this app to keep that black color when the keyboard is opened, and for even better control, I donated to the developer which lets me use custom images, imported a black square .png and told it to always show my image on the navbar.
So basically three different tweaks making that bar black at all times.
Themes: Black_Edition_V2 from Samsung Themes (still notifications will be with the white background, but since there is a lot of colored notifications overall it's not so bad).
app-way — Navbar Apps. Nice tool, but even without animations there is still white flash before black navbar appears, if your navbar isn't fixed.
adb-way — run adb and push 3 commands:
> adb shell settings put global navigationbar_color -16777216
> adb shell settings put global navigationbar_current_color -16777216
> adb shell settings put global navigationbar_use_theme_default 0
This will be reseted, if you try to change navbar via system settings, but there will be no white flash in floated-mode.
This might be what you are looking for.
If you mean changing the buttons, I don't think its possible without root.
I use Navbar Apps. It changes the color of the navbar to the color of the status bar in apps so its never black, looks prettier also imo.
I also use immersive mode in any app that supports it, such as Slide for Reddit.
I like nav bar apps in play store. Themes Nav bar to what ever app your in. I have it cut off for nova launcher and the Nav bar is transparent.
I'm a big fan of Navbar Apps. It changes the color of your chunky LG navigation bar according to whatever app you're currently using, all without root.
You download Navbar Apps
You pay the microtransaction to unlock the pro version
Look for the Lightbar texture on the custom bar texture
Navbar Apps allows you to customize the Navbar, such as my Google colored lightbar.
Not sure about making the nav bar transparent, but there is an awesome app called Navbar Apps that makes it match the color of any apps you open. Essentially it makes it feel like part of the app instead of just a black bar wasting space.
The developer has mentioned he's working on transparency, I'm not sure when that's coming though.
Use Navbar apps. You can put different images or colors. It works really well. I've used if for awhile. You can specify a color for each app or for all
I've done a lot of digging to try and get that accursed bar to stay black, but nothing without compromises.
They all suck for some reason or the other, so now I just use gestures.
For the navigation bar, try the app Navbar Apps. It has been a while since I used it, but it allowed changing the navigation bar to whatever the main color of the current app. I believe it allowed setting a static color as well. I haven't tried it on my Galaxy S9 or S10 or on Pie, but it worked flawlessly on my Pixel.
That's exactly what Navbar Apps does. It colors the nav bar with the accent color of the current app. I think Mr_Lotus was just saying HOW he used Navbar Apps.
I second the Navbar apps suggestion. It worked perfectly for me on my Pixel with Pie. I haven't tried on the S9+ because I use the gestures.
You can add it yourself using apps. But, not having a black bar always means that in a number of apps, the pixels switch to the buttons turning black (off) and the bar becoming white (on). This would decrease the "staticness" of the bar and help reduce burn in from having the same pixels on all the time (which is how you get burn ins in the first place).
NavBar App can change the color for you, even automatically make it a different color per app based on the app's theme.
I have never tried to hide it, but i did use this app a long while ago. Can't remember which options it had but i know that you can customize a lot with it and hiding the navbar might be a function that it has.
Otherwise you would have to check some other apps or maybe someone else has a other app.
And yeah it's a weird choice to get rid of the option, i think they want to make people use the navigation gestures by giving only that the option to hide the navbar.
You can also something like https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.damianpiwowarski.navbarapps
There you can either let it set a color matching the open ap, or choose your own color (e.g. black)
I use Navbar Apps for just a black navbar. You'll be surprised how well black looks with all my apps cause it blends in as a phone with bigger bezels. Lol
There is an app called "navbar apps" on the playstore. It changes the navigation bar colors based on the app you're using. You can also choose custom color too. Also, I think certain themes change the navigation bar icons. You will have to go to the app settings and switch everything on, because miui kills it in the background. Also, I've heard that on certain phones it eats through battery life.
navbar apps can fix this. it's not perfect (there wasn't an option to use white for certain apps) but it works fairly well. if you don't care about having a white nav bar with white apps, it'll do the trick for you.
> I don't like that the navigation button background doesn't change from white to black depending on your keyboard color. (swiftkey)
You can change this with this app. It can change the navbar depending on the app, but you can disable this feature and chose to only change the colour when the keyboard is activated in the settings. I took this quick screenshot so you can see that it works.
Been looking for same apk. From what I've gathered Oreo 8.0 does not allow overlays. Or something like that.
Download 'Navbar Apps' from the play store.
You can either set a single colour to the navbar or have it match the colour of the current app you are using. I use the latter, it doesn't work for all apps but they can be manually set which is great.
Some people will argue that using the adb method is better but can never explain why. For me, using the app is much quicker and easier and does the same thing.
best .99 cents i've spent so far, and that was just to support the dev. You can change it white or whatever you want per app.
I've actually set mine to black by default and told it to not change on apps that are white so it matches.
While you wait for each app to add this, you can do it yourself with this app.
I've been using this for a while now and it is an awesome app. Definitely reduced screen burn in drastically over the lifetime of my phones.
Have you tried Navbar Apps? 8t let's you change the colours of the navigation bar, system wide or on a per app basis, it doesn't need root.
Why do you want to hide your navbar?
If it's to prevent burn-in, I recommend this app that's supposed to help with that:
Navbar Apps does this. Not sure about other apps. Would be worth checking XDA to see what you can find.
I tried the setting in Navbar Apps and it's really hard to see the icons with some of teh lighter app colors, so I'd strongly recommend getting alternative navbar icons, as well. (Not sure how to change them.)
Check out NavBar Apps in addition to the tips others have. It makes the Navbar transparent on Nova, and makes it color match the current app anywhere else.
Here'show it makes my nova and reddit sync look:
I downloaded Navbar Apps from the play store and now my NavBar changes colors to the default color of the app I'm in. It's not transparent like I want it to be, but it's definitely better than any of the other options. No more black navbar on a white app or a white navbar on a black app.
Only thing I would change is to have the navbar icons change to white.....or have Samsung give us the option to go transparent again.
Is there a way to keep the nav bar black? I used Navigation Apps but it messed up my keyboard and made it hide app buttons & selection etc.
There is an app for navigation bar visualization. Works for any kind sounds , like notif and music.
There used to be a xposed module for the same,I.e., for navbar visualization.
Disable the background color in settings Settings > Display > Nav Bar > Background Color
Then use this app with its static color option [link]
That's because sometimes it changes colour based on the app you are in. Try installing this. It works for me: [link]
When installed, choose the "Static Color" option. Which selects 1 color across all apps.
Aye, however when you open your keyboard it reverts back to white. I believe I read this app (Navbar Apps) can fix that. Haven't tried personally.
I think the nav bar isn't leveraged enough: it's a dynamic, always present bar for buttons! Yet we really only ever see the system navigation buttons.
There are Xposed mods like Xtended Nav Bar that gives you a sliding bar of system, music, and settings toggle buttons. But I think app contextual buttons would be nice. I'm a fan of the button bar of actions instead of a FAB in apps. If you have something like Nav Bar Apps then you can set the nav bar to blend in with the bottom bar, and it looks great.
Maybe having a UI flow like notifications in iOS would be interesting:
You can try NavBar Apps. The issue is the white on the black background. With this app I have the bar change colors based on the app. You can set a custom color based on the app too. On Relay for Reddit I have the background a dark gray to match the night mode theme. Same for my other apps that let you change the theme.
Download the NavBar from the playstore, it lets you customize it with different colors or images (pro version I think)
Try Navbar Apps. You can basically theme the navbar, and if one doesn't already exist you can ask someone on the Google+ community to make one for you!
Navbar Apps is a cool little app that lets you skin the navigation bar, and they just updated with some cute Christmas themes.
Try Navbar Apps from the Play Store, it makes the nav bar match the current app's color instead of just leaving it black. I've had it on since launch and there is zero image retention or burn-in, on my Nexus 6 I already had burn-in two weeks in. I'm not taking any chances with my Pixel's screen, it looks pretty neat too.
That's the exact reason I went with the black. However, if you root and install exposed then Flat Style Colored bars could make it look sexy
Edit: [link] doesn't require root and could work well for you
That's how Slide is too. I wish more apps took advantage of changing the nav bars. It spices up the whole experience. Here is an app that fills in the gaps. It requires a little effort to get everything how I like it, but it works well enough.
I had the same issue with the black nav bar standing out too much but Nav bar Apps mostly fixed it for me. I set it to dynamically change the background color to match the current app. It doesn't get it right 100% of the time but it's much nicer than having it always be black.
I have noticed this too but I don't plan on not using it anymore. I've installed this app in order to combat burn-in along with the fact that I like the way it looks. Pretty damn accurate too.
My little app called Navbar Apps. With it you can change how your virtual bar look like on a phone. For free.
It is so simple, yet adds so much colour in "natural" way to your phone that you think later why it wasn't there before.
I've heard that this app can solve that: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.damianpiwowarski.navbarapps — but I haven't tried it yet.
Very silly that we need an app to fix something that worked fine in Oreo.
Better yet, you can hide the navbar entirely until you swipe up with an app like Navbar Apps . You'll have to enable developer tools and enter a few adb commands, but it's all explained in-app. No root required. It's actually better for the life of your OLED display as it helps to minimise the likelihood of screen burn.
I use navbar apps on my phone, I love it. You can changes colours, brightness, hide it completely, add backgrounds and more.
Download today! (Not a shill)
1) Try this app: Navbar Apps. It allows you to overlay colors on the navbar. It was glitchy in my experience.
2) Enable gestures instead of the nav bar. I personally found this to be the better solution.
You can use a third party app such as navbar apps to hide the navigation bar in certain apps. It does not require rooting, however you do need to use ADB to grant permission to the app to hide your navbar.
IIRC MIUI has Reading Mode which also warms the screen up, use that instead of 3rd-party apps.
Reading Mode works natively for the whole screen, while other apps puts an overlay on the screen (bar the navbar) instead of actually shifting the colors, maintaining the contrasts between elements on the screen. Some apps might also support overlaying the whole screen with the navbar, but the screen will slightly flashes when you press one of the 3 buttons or navigating around apps.
You won't get security warning with apps that check for a screen overlay running (e.g. Package Installer.)
As for the navbar coloring, there's Navbar Apps (haven't tried that tho)
I use Navbar Apps whenever I set the dark theme on Gboard to force the navigation bar to black. I don't use the active app color, just static color.
Download this app. In general settings set color animation to none. Been an awesome way to make the navigation bar look good. I really love the music animation it has. Also turn on the matching colors for the status bar if you're in to that. The only app i don't like themed is chrome, and you can set individual colors for apps as well
Download navbar apps from the play store and hide it by sideloading a script or if you're rooted just by enabling that option.
I used Navbar Apps on my S9 and it worked for like 99% of apps.
I tried on my Poco and it often makes the buttons black too, so they essentially become invisible.
Haven't found a surefire way yet.
The navbar is from an app called Navbar Apps.
The font is default, although I am using a theme from the Samsung Themes store called Vanilla Pie. It could be from that.
or a better method like one of the substratum mods that introduce more nav bar colors. you should also consider hiding the nav bar through phone settings and using One Hand gesture app from GoodLock suite by Samsung:
navbar apps will change it to black if you want.
I kinda like the white with light themed apps and black/matching with anything not white. it was a LOT of work to get perfect though and I just live with it now...which is not great.
but if you are OK with black all the time, that app will work fine.
This might not be exactly what you're looking for but I use this app: [link]
It allows you to change the color of the navbar manually.
Navbar Apps is really good. You can also set custom colors for each app and there's a bunch of neat features. I used to use it alot, but got bored of it. I believe it was recently updated for Android Pie.
Try Navbar Apps on the Play store. The moment I got my replacement Pixel I installed it and the screen still looks as fresh as it was when it came out of the box. (the app)
You can try Navbar Apps
Edit: it seems the transparent option does not work as intended for now.
Alternatively you can search for themes, which have a transparent navbar.
If we talk about the same thing, you can install navbar apps from here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.damianpiwowarski.navbarapps
And then set a static black color and the thin bar disappear except when keyboard is triggered.
He's talking about Navbar Apps, this just colorizes the Navbar based on what app you're in.
I've been using that app and I've had zero issues regarding screen burn in.
Turn it blue, make it red - anything you want. Select cool image as background or match color automatically to fit it to running app. Whatever you choose, it will be awesome! And then add some data, like battery level. All of that with Navbar Apps!
you can actually have it do that by using the above app found here [link] and root is not needed
Figured I would share what I've been using since I got my 5T: NavBar Apps. No issues and get me that perfect AMOLED black. Even has a music visualizer if you want it.
I wouldn't worry about it. If you do end up getting screen burns within 2 years, they'll replace it for you.
I do use Navbar Apps ([link]) and Custom Navigation Bar ([link]) though. They're pretty cool (especially Navbar Apps).
ELI5 how to make icons white once i've installed WhiteIconNavbar.apk
Also, how are you getting the navbar black in the first place, Navbar Apps?
Nav bar apps completely changed the user experience for me. You can set individual app colors, auto app coloring based on icon, nav bar coloring when the keyboard is present, etc.
Try this maybe?
Here you go! I also went a little crazy when I first found it! And the best part, no root required!
This is what I use
Navbar apps is an easier way to prevent burn-in (and looks nicer to boot).
I like the chunky navbar. It looks great with Navbar Apps. Plus any decent launcher lets you resize the icons.
I've been using Navbar Apps to try and avoid this. No issues so far.
Navbar apps: changes navbar color depending on app and some other random navbar changes. Some apps don't set their color so it'll come off looking weird but not much you can do.
Cornerfly: rounds corners on phone.
Chrooma keyboard: not so much niche but still cool. Changes color based on app color. Same issue as navbar apps. Has the same features as most of the leading keyboards but nice looking.
Evie Launcher: A simple launcher but has iOS style drawers and search.
Try nav bar apps you can change the colour of the navbar with it
I downloaded Navbar Apps and set it to black for all apps, though you can enable it for certain apps too.
I'm using this app to make the button area black:
Works fine on my S9+.
Maybe this app, or similar one.
We have an app for that. Works well for the most.
Yeah! It is awesome. For the curious: [link]
I've been using Navbar apps since day 1 on my pixel 2 XL, and it works great. 2 weeks later, no screen burn-in.
(Navbar apps) [link]
Will do it
I'm not 100% sure of what you're talking about but maybe this will help :) Haven't used it though but try it!
Try this app, I've made mine to match the app colour.
I used [link] for my Galaxy s9+ but now I installed a whole personal theming app.
Not perfect, but pretty solid:
Navbar apps: [link]
To somewhat balance out the aging of each OLED pixel on the screen.
I used the apk from here and it seems to be working well: https://www.reddit.com/r/GalaxyS8/comments/6ickwa/revert_a_black_color_on_navbar_settings/
I also bought Navbar Apps, which is okay: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.damianpiwowarski.navbarapps&hl=en
I'm not sure anything else animated except music visualizer would makes sense inside navigation bar..
Download Navbar Apps
Don't know about the status bar, but this works perfectly to change the color of your navbar.
Here's the link
I use Navbar Apps to do what you're looking for.
The color is modded with Navbar Apps, nothing to do with Android P
Navbar apps does this. I have it Snapchat is yellow.
Try this app [link]
Just installed it because of your comment. I love this app now.
One of the paid options is a visualizer on top of the navbar area. It's nice.
I really like how Navbar Apps works with this phone.
Yeah I use navbar apps! It lets you choose colors for each app or set one for all. [link]
I installed this mostly to make the task bar black but I've found I like other colors for other apps.
This works for me.
Use navbar apps to change the color. You can also pick colors for each app
You can't change it in the settings but there's an app for that: [link]
Navbar Apps on the Play Store handles this for me with no issues:
I'm guessing you're referring to Navbar Apps.
if u wanna have stock quicksettings/notifications instead of Xiaomi's, u should download this app
This app colors the navbar to match your active app. Should help a bit with burn-in
Yea that's right.
You should be able to get the black navbar back with this:
Navbar apps lets you manually set the color of the navbar.
Nice! Never heard of this app.
Anyone knows if I could use this in combination with this app? [link]
Navbar Apps would get my vote. It's nice to add a splash of color to the boring on screen buttons.
Umm this app works pretty well. I saw someone recommending this app yesterday and it works perfectly.
For curious: here is the link [link]
You can try using NavBar Apps and select Static Color and change it to white
Thanks, I used this app
Well, you can't add hardware buttons. But you can customize the Nav Bar.
I have made an app for that lately. For real. And of course for everyone and without root
Use Navbar Apps and see if that doesn't help.
This should work [link]
I use the app 'Navbar Apps' on my OP6 to keep the navbar black on any app. I've never heard a problem with it.
This is what I use.
This gets asked a lot- you can either install navbar apps or do as I did and use oneplus gestures instead of a navbar
You can use Navbar Apps for that.
Not him, but it's probably NavBar Apps
Use Navbar Apps. [link]
Is it this one?
Sorry it took a while.
I personally use the PixelizeD Theme on the Samsung theme store.
Navbar apps has a black option.
To change nav bar look - Navbar apps
Some apps you might need-
I covered some useful apps in two lists. There are almost 150+ apps. You might find some useful apps from it.
Root: I don't think you need to root your phone. I would suggest you to use your phone for 2-3 months. Current available customisation should be enough for you. You can also try custom ROMs. If you feel that you still need some more control, then you can root your device. I would suggest you to gather some feedback though.
Changes: There are so many changes but I would like to mention this one.
You don't need anti virus, phone cooler, CPU cooler, phone cleaner, ram booster, Battery booster apps. Don't Install it. Those apps just don't work and they shows ads, ask excessive permissions. They are not privacy friendly. Also read that note that I mentioned in list-1. Stay away from those to good to be true apps. (Most of them are from Chinese companies.)
Check permissions before you install apps. And you can also manage permissions from settings or app info.
If you are on Android 8.0+, there is an option to restrict background activities of apps. So use that if you don't like some apps running in background. If you are on Android 7, then remember this point and use it when you get Android oreo update.
I can recommend you to try this: [link]
Tested briefly and it works but I prefer the "auto-hide" option so don't use it.
Use [link] and just change it
navbar app on google play might work not sure.
Use this app to change colors/add an image as background
There's no fix yet, but someone recommended Navbar apps
It's a feature of Navbar Apps. It isn't built in, unfortunately.
I believe you're looking for "Navbar Apps"
Haven't tried this myself, but it says you don't need root in the description.
Then check out this app: [link]
Pretty much yeah, there's not much you can do. I would however, highly recommended you to download these 2 apps for preventing navigation bar, and status bar burn-in. They are overlay apps, and you can customise the colours for it. I've installed it on my phone, and on my mother's Samsung, after she started having a little bit of status bar burn-in.
Navbar Apps (You can change the pure-black colour to a lighter-black)
Status Bar Custom Colors
Here's my recommended configuration
On the bright side, OLED technology is improving; and some manufacturers like LG are actively trying to make it more resistant to burn-in. Anyways, I'm glad you turned off always-on-display clock! It's definitely a step in the right direction.
The app is called Navbar Apps
I don't have a Samsung specific answer but Navbar Apps can overlay a color or image over the navigation bar. I quite enjoyed using the hexagon overlay before I started using Fluid.
Navbar Apps works fine to change the navbar background to black on Android 9 for me.
[link] try this
Not sure of the rest of the context here, but maybe try an app like NavBar Apps?
Yes, there's an app for that: [link]
Good lock currently doesn't work with Pie
Navbar apps does exactly what you are looking for
The same. It's called "Navbar apps"
Here's the link to Google play store
Try Navbar Apps, it's amazingly customizable.
try Navbar Apps
Not tried this on a Huawei phone but try this app.
An app called NavBar Apps should do the trick.
Have you tried Navbar Apps?
Check out this app
This offers a visualizer on top of other navbar customization options.
Ah, it's literally called "navbar apps" [link]
Navbar Apps has the ability to change the color of your nav bar.
[link] should work, used it for my S9+
Navbar Apps ([link])
That's the app I used to use. Now I just enable high contrast mode in accessibilities menu.
It works on a per app basis, along with some other cool features
Install Navbar Apps : [link]
I use Navbar Apps to change the color. Works like a charm
It's my battery indicator. I use navbar. Works pretty good.
Use this if your agony is true
Just set it as a solid color
You can set a static color but it may interfere with some other apps YMMV.
You actually can! :D
Use this app: [link]
Here you go!
I use Navbar Apps and it works great.
You can change the color of the Nav bar with Navbars apps, and even have it so It changes the color to the color of your keyboard when you pull it up. Just made sure to find the color of your keyboard with a HEX number finder then simply input that number into the app
download Navbar Apps and globally set it the colour to black.Loads of cool features hidden in the settings of it too. I've whitelisted apps such as the launcher so the Navbar stays transparent
You can try this app. Hope this helps. [link]
I use Navbar apps, but I do hope it gets integrated into stock Android.
play store link
Try this app. Its primarily for changing the color of the bar to match whatever app you're in, but it does allow transparency for some apps. Worth a shot.
Hit up the one /u/binaryvisions linked to. I use it just as they do, and aside from using adb on a computer one time to allow the secure toggles, it works awesome.
Combine it with Navbar Apps for when the navigation bar isn't hidden, and I think it goes a long way to mitigating the burn-in/burn-out/uneven wear.
You could download this and then change it your nav bar only to white to help with the even screen burn.
It's called "Navbar Apps" on the playstore. Free with ads or $0.99 to unlock I think. Navbar Apps
Phone: Google Pixel XL 128GB
Personal Theme: Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC)/Raves/Festivals/Electronic Music/Social
Launcher: Pixel Launcher
Navigation Bar: Navbar Apps
Wallpaper: EDC wallpaper downloaded from their website
Countdown timer: Final Countdown Widget
App icons: For the most part I keep all my app icons in the drawer except for the most used.
Wait doesn't Nova launcher already allow this with the transparent navbar?? Or is this something else? I also use Navbar apps. [link]
I would love to know how to do this as well. Might look to the play store for an app that does it.
Edit: I think I found a solution. Nav bar apps: [link]
Thanks for the suggestion, I'm using the one below, but the nav bar still turns white after a while. What did you choose for the nav bar color under phone settings? Do you have a theme other than the stock one applied? I'm using one of the AMOLED stock ones from the Samsung store.
I haven't used this since nougat, so Im not sure if anything has changed, but this allows you to tinker with the nav bar.
NavBar apps is the only thing I'm aware of but it was really finicky when I tried to use it.
edit: there's the relatively easy adb shell method too.
I use NavBars ([link]) to make it black.
I found a fix.
You have to disable any app that acts as a layer (for example, the NavBar app) then restart the device for it to work.
Use this app to prevent it getting worse:
One of the updates limited your options. Search navagation bar in in your settings. There are like 6 light colors to choose from. Nav Bar Apps is the app from the playstore to choose whatever color you want. [link]
That's why I'd never buy a phone that has both AMOLED and soft keys. I don't think I'm going to purchase another AMOLED phone again, the pretty colours just aren't worth the anxiety.
I recommend Navbar apps to reduce the burn in, plus it looks pretty cool.
Don't know about keyboard button, but you can use navbar apps to make the navbar black when the keyboard opens up
You are a life saver - I had no idea this app existed before now. I've played around with it and it really does seem like it can help ease the pain from the recent navbar updates. You have to pay to use custom images but there's a setting that changes the navbar color only while the keyboard is open which is like 90% of my complaint anyway. I'm still testing the free version but so far $0.99 seems worth it!
Link to app: [link]
Realistically, and also a workaround (because I couldn't figure it out either) is to change the amount of time it updates. Or have each with an animation instead set to random times. Either way as you know, it'll only simulate music bars.
I just gave up and used Navbar apps to have the bars over my status bar.like this.
Navbar Apps - Android Apps on Google Play
I made the buttons completely transparent so they wouldn't burn in on the screen with that app,.
I'm not sure how you would get the whole thing transparent. This app can do any color you want though. It combines with the above app too, I'm using both. I thought it would do transparent too but guess not. I see Nova does it but that's only for launcher screens.
I've been using this Navbar Apps since day one... Not because I feared burn in, but because it looks cool..! It feels like you are using 100% of the screen at all times, make the screen look bigger.
It's this version of Navbar, right?
This is the app I use.
That's Navbar Apps
You know you can make the navigation bar black to better blend in with the keyboard.... Just sayin...Navbar Apps
I use navbar apps to change the nav bar colour when the keyboard opens, not sure about the message field though.
I found this app and it works: [link]
No idea if it has any effect on battery life yet
Edit: nvm, android system is giving persistent notification of screen overlay, way to annoying. So I'm still looking for a solution so it seems..
Just checked out the app you mentioned. Has some nifty features, but I can't see how this does anything for navbar burn in as all it does is change the background color of the navbar (normally unlit anyway). What's going to cause burn in are the always-on white navbar icons, which this app does not affect at all.
I'm guessing an app would need root to change those on the stock launcher.
Use this. Go into the settings and choose to have a black navigation bar when using keyboard. This will fix the navigation bar while using the keyboard.
NavBar Apps lets you customize it a bit (without rotting) (battery percentage, custom image, different colors it even fix's the white navbar when using the keyboard)
Mine actually seems to have the reverse problem! I have mine set to black (and I'm actually using the Navbar Apps app to force it to stay black when apps want to change it to transparent, as well as to keep the bar black when the keyboard shows, which is normally white regardless what you set the color to in settings)...
Went to watch a video full-screen and thought I noticed a burned in line where the black stopped.
However I might just be imagining things. I downloaded an app called ScreenLight where you can set a color and start it, and it will display the screen that color, hiding the nav bar. I tried a few colors... white, yellow, green, thought I saw burn in at first, but after changing to a different color and adjusting screen brightness to help me see it more clearly, I couldn't see one. Squinted at it too.
So I might just be imagining there's burn in because I'm so used to seeing the navigation bar almost any time the phone is on, with the exception of watching videos or playing those games that (for some idiotic reason which I'm trying to fix) open in "immersive mode".
This got me thinking, though. I set the bar to black because it looks the most natural... BUT, I do recall hearing that on a LCD screen, black doesn't actually save energy, and the pixels are still displaying black (not like setting it to black makes it "not display" anything there). I remember people used to use sites like BLackle (a black-background Google) on CRTs, and when we switched to LCD monitors we were told it's actually using MORE energy to display all black than to display white.
Now, that could all just be an urban legend (like the thing about discharging the battery and fully charging it several times when you get a new device), but it crossed my mind. Can you get burn-in with black, or only with lighter colors?
Because what I thought I noticed was a "streak" where the navigation bar stops and the brighter parts of other apps show - not the home/back/recent buttons themselves.
...Actually, thinking about this further, it's DEFINITELY possible to burn in pillar boxes. My plasma TV from 2009 has it. We used to watch only 4:3 TV shows and the black bars on the side have been burned in so even when I'm watching 16:9 content you can see a line there.
I'm sure I can get my phone replaced under warranty if the burn in becomes permanent (as more than likely what happened was it was just "stuck" in that state, and forcing it to display bright colors "unstuck" it), but it's still a bit annoying that it happens at all. This is the first phone I've owned that has the navigation bar in software opposed to hardware buttons.. has this been an issue on other phones?
Also, I would recommend an app that I've created called Navbar Apps (free, [link]) if you want to add some graphics/background/features under it.
Works as needed [link]
I would recommend my own app - Navbar Apps. It is a simple app that can change looks of your black navigation bar keys if you have them, to something more interesting. You can set automatic color based on active app, add some graphics, battery meter or music visualizer. It is available for free here in Google Play but there is also one IAP option that doea not get in way in any sense.
Also, it has no ads ;-)
Yep, used to use it on lollipop but iirc it didn't work mm+. Now there's navbar apps, so I would assume this would be possible, at least to the extent of displaying useful info on the navbar, but idk if an interactive widget would be possible.
Would be cool though.
Check out this app for customizing your nav bar.
Well I've only just started using Shuttle (I've only had my phone since christmas). But to list some stuff I like (that I didn't see in your app):
Chromecast support. I don't know when/if I'd ever use it, but it's nice to have the option. There definitely needs to be more ways of sharing and listening to music, and casting it to your TV just seems like an obvious feature.
Customizing the color/look. Your app is already really beautiful, and I'm not sure how customizable you can make it (it already changes colors based on album art like itunes does which I love). But I really like how I could change the color of Shuttle's interface into a color of my choosing.
Last.FM bios! Shuttle has an option where you can look up the bio of any artist/album/track. I think more Last.FM integration in general would be nice. Though perhaps that's just because I use Last.FM. I've been looking for an alternative, but I can't seem to find anything :.
Changing the nav bar's color to match the rest of the UI. I have an external app that normally does this, but shuttle had an option to actually match my customized options rather than just a static color. The app I use to do this is Navbar Apps. Gives my phone some extra flair. I have it disabled for Shuttle since there's the built-in option, as I said.
Being able to return to wherever I was from the 'now playing' screen with just a single swipe down. The 'player' feels like it's a drawer or something that's below the screen. So I can swipe up to get back to my music listening, or swipe down if I want to go and look through my music. I'm unsure if it's possible to do this in your app, and I always just hit the 'back' button in the top left and end up having to re-navigate to whatever I was looking at. Getting to and from the queue is kind of cumbersome.
View as options. pretty straight forward. Shuttle has a lot of ways to customize how I look at my music. Whether I want it in a vertical list, a series of cards, etc. If I don't agree with a default, I can just change it.
Those things aren't a deal breaker for me, but they're things I liked about shuttle that auracle seems to lack. The big thing for me is having the album/artist/song display 'just work'. It's a big issue and hardly any music software gets it right. Even with iTunes I spent a lot of time fiddling and trying to get it to look right (and then they go mess it up! >_<). But that's why I have everything set to album_artist now, because of itunes lol. I just really hate when things don't follow the album_artist grouping and start splitting up tracks. Like if track 1 had artist X but album artist Y, and track 2 had artist Z but the same album artist Y, in most apps they'd be listed under two different artists! So what i have to end up doing with those is setting the artist improperly to the same thing as the album artist, so that it groups all the songs in a particular album together and sorts by the album's artist (and not the track's artist).
And 1.1 tags are a mess. I honestly figured nothing used them anymore, so most of mine aren't set properly, which seems to be the cause of the issues in your app.
Either way, I really like that you're active and listening to feedback. Auracle is already really good (much better than most of the music players on the store), but could benefit from some ease of use features.
Ever heard of navbar apps or muviz?
Navbar apps allows a few different features including battery bar, I'll let you discover the rest
Muviz nav bar allows a customizable, theme-able, music visualizer to appear on your navigation bar, it's quite nice, check it out
If you don't have a nav bar, these still work, and don't necessarily look bad, I especially love the music visualizer without a nav bar, I know you said status bar but the one I was going to suggest was already linked
Ah, thanks makes sense.
This app is able to set the color and background, maybe there's a way to use Tasker to leverage it?
Navbar Apps no root needed.
Doesn''t make it transparent, but Navbar Apps from the Play Store can at least help bring some life to the nav bar and make certain apps feel more immersive.
Edit: don't --> doesn't. I normally do English good, I swear.
Link for the lazy like me.
Nav Bar Apps used to indicate battery instead of battery icon in status bar.
Pretty much as described in OP for the buttons, and Navbar Apps set up to change the bar colour based on whatever app is being used (I've set it to override the selected colour on certain apps).
That lets you customize how the Navbar looks
You can use this too [link] no root
This app changes it without root [link]
This is a solution that works without root too: Navbar Apps
You do need to pay $1 for the premium, but check the G+ community and there should be some good ones.
You could check Navbar Apps, little app to add colour to your navigation bar :-)
Google play: [link]
Exactly what this does [link]
Here you go [link]
You don't need an xposed module
Check out Navbar
Been using it for years highly recommended
Nobody else noticed that detail. Here's how:
Keyboard is just Gboard with a dark theme.
If you are really missing pixel navigation buttons, there is an app for that that I have made. Few devices supported on our community for now. Oh, and be aware that I have to update few things for 7.1
After few weeks of trying these buttons I have mixed feelings. And few more burn ins on my amoled screen.
They this app from playstore. It's cool.
Not really a mod? Just an app I found that was able to do this. Yeah, I wasn't happy when Samsung took this away from us. I'm so glad to have it back.
I don't know for sure if this will solve your problem. But, here is an app that lets you customize the navbar: [link]
[link] there you go.