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Black dot, forward facing camera permanently on screen after Jan 26, '21 software update

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userUsMonBfH8j
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When I first got my phone, I was able to turn off the black circle in the upper right hand corner of my phone that was the forward facing camera. It is large and annoying and takes up room. After the software update this morning, the instructions for removing it are no longer effective. Does anyone have a way to remove this and hide it? Will this be fixed in a patch or a new update? I see that the s20 people are having the same problem front update in December of 2020

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userTLDPrQsTHH
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I'm having the same issue. So stupid!! I've been searching for over an hour to get rid of it. No luck!

DGM
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Samsung is continually "taking stuff away" that we customers want... it makes you wonder who's giving these guys advice!

 

Anyway, here are two ideas/tips to try to make the camera hole on the S10 more bearable (and s20's as well).

 

 

#1)  If you use Dark Mode which I do, you almost never see the camera cut out hole... I have one or two apps that for some reason don't have dark mode, so in that case the hole is there (dead center at top on S20+)... nbd for me though.

 

 

#2) There's an app in Google Play Store called Hidey Hole for Galaxy S10 Series  (Or S20 Wallpaper for s20 series)

 

That gives a bunch of wallpapers that creatively hide the hole... Not the perfect solution, but maybe better than what you have now.

 

Hopefully Samsung brings back the "hide hole" feature that they took away.

 

 

 

 

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lizard81288
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My research (tech sites), says it's just been removed because nobody uses the feature. It has almost no chance making it back either, which is poopy. It's very distracting when watching videos or playing a game, and I see a black dot, because now all I'm going to do is look at it.

userC7I6rI0wIz
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I too find the black dot annoying. This was a classic case of something not being broken but Samsung deciding to fix it anyway by removing the toggle switch. Oh

well, time to switch to Apple.

uservdjJVR6SZD
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I would to tell you that your research(tech sites) have no glue. 

Suggest you get an upgrade and get feature back.

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Blueskiz
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So far I can not find how to undo it but if you get a wallpaper that's dark at the top it blends in
JoJo4360
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BRING BACK THE SETTING TO CHANGE THE FRONT FACING CAMERA "HOLE" TO GO FROM BLACK TO WHITE LIKE WE USED TO!X
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We're sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused you. I will tag this on the forum so that it will appear with other feedback, ideas, and requests. This will allow your post to be more easily found in the event that Samsung product groups are seeking outside feedback/requests/ideas regarding our products.

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