I have a moto g4 plus and when I woke up today i saw that my right side of the phone is entirely covered with shadow of previous notifications I restarted the phone it won't go away input is working fine though Here is a pic look closely to the right side https://s.yimg.com/hd/answers/i/fa3a64276a4b4489b0bc90f445aeddd1_A.png?a=answers&mr=0&x=1481432255&s=7587f59cf4fbfffe6d680c365028ae61

  • Well, I can't see anything wrong in the picture. Can we get a detailed one? (If possible - with more explanation.) Dec 11, 2016 at 3:25
  • Enlarge the pic look on its right side there are shadows of notification on the right in slightly blue text
    – nakul
    Dec 11, 2016 at 3:36
  • I'm 400% zoomed in right now and I still can't see the blue text. Can you doodle on the picture and post it (edit this post and then post the picture)? Dec 11, 2016 at 3:43
  • I realize now that it is not visible in the screenshot I t is only visible to me because it is on my screen it is not affecting any thing inside the display
    – nakul
    Dec 11, 2016 at 3:55
  • Damn. I was so fade up with my sight. Try uninstalling any recent apps you installed. Hope works! Dec 11, 2016 at 3:58

1 Answer 1


The Moto G4 has an issue with screen retention. Basically when something is on the screen in the same place for a long time, it will "burn in" and leave an after-image for a few minutes.

It seems that Motorola shipped the G4 with a screen that doesn't deal with screen retention very well, and it especially happens when the screen is warm.

In the end I had to flash a custom kernel (ElementalX) to the phone and use CF.Lumen to reduce the "Daytime color filter" settings to R=0.769,G=0.769,B=0.769 with the KCAL driver. This reduced the chance of screen retention significantly for me in exchange for screen brightness, but it still happens when the screen gets really hot.

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