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Help! I’ve had a mystery notch at the top left hand corner…


  1. This appeared a while ago, and I haven’t been able to find out what or why about it. I only use this phone as a secondary unit, since I have my Galaxy Flip 3, so I have put the issue on the back burner, but I decided – I want to know!

    Ideas, anyone?

    Help! I've had a mystery notch at the top left hand corner...-20221121_131601.jpg

    Today 01:26 PM

  2. Does anything happen if you tap it/swipe on it? Does it appear over all apps or just on the Home screen/notification shade? (looks too perfect a notch, but wondering if it’s a damaged screen).

    Today 01:43 PM

  3. Does it also show up in Safe Mode?

    Today 02:34 PM

  4. Yes, it appears everywhere, except if I take a screenshot.

    Today 02:39 PM

  5. I haven’t tried that.

    Today 02:39 PM

  6. It’s there in Safe Mode. Sigh.Help! I've had a mystery notch at the top left hand corner...-20221121_144558.jpg
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    Today 02:48 PM

  7. Unfortunately, it looks like a faulty or damaged display. Make sure all of your important data is backed up or synced somewhere NOW in case the display suddenly fails completely.

    Today 02:56 PM

  8. Sounds like a faulty display if it isn’t showing up in a screenshot…

    Today 04:14 PM

  9. Hate to pile on to the above comments, but if the defect doesn’t show up in screenshots or while casting your screen and/or on Safe Mode, it’s an almost-certain tell that it’s a display panel issue Best case? Loose/faulty connector. Worst case? Display panel damaged and in need of replacement.

    Today 05:49 PM

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