I recently went into landscape mode and noticed that my phone refuses to go full screen. My apps use to go full screen and the only thing blacked out were the camera holes. Now It always shows a black bar where the camera holes are. When I boot up an app it goes full screen for a quick second but then a black bar appears across the right hand side where the camera holes are. Even when i try YouTube in landscape mode this black bar is on the right side!
All my apps use to fill the entire screen but now my phone doesn't use the space under the camera holes! I'm not sure what happened, please help me.
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you can force apps to go into fullscreen mode by going into settings->screen->fullscreen apps and from ere you can choose wheter you want the app to choose if it wants to be rendered in fullscreen or you can force it to run in fullscreen mode.
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I tried changing the apps I use to full screen and it works for some, but other apps like YouTube and Wikipedia still won't go full screen. The area under the camera holes is either plain white or just blacked out completely, as if my "Hide Camera Cutout" option is being enabled whenever i go into landscape mode.
Is this a problem anyone else has encountered or am I just really unlucky and my samsung galaxy s10 glitched out?
Sorry to reply twice, it wouldn't let me edit my last post.
Here's a screenshot of what I am talking about:
As you can see, when the video is loading there are no black bars. However, after the video is loaded, the left and right sides of the screen have those black bars.
19:9? I'm not sure what you mean. My camera is 16:9 and my screen resolution is 3040x1440
Here is one more screenshot of a game that's suppose to be in full screen mode but the left side where the camera hole punch is at is completely blacked out while the right side is fine:
I was not referrimg to the camera.
I meant when you are watching a youtube video unless it has been shot in 19:9 you will see the black bars on its sides (the so called pillar box).
If you pinch the video gets zoomed in at the bars disappear on both sides.
If by doing so you remains a little bar near the camera cutout i would suggest you a hard reset.
Oh ok! That makes sense, i found a video shot in 19:9 4k and it runs full screen! But that doesn't explain why my other apps are refusing to go full screen. I attached 3 screenshots.
As you can see, some apps have the left side blacked out or unused. I know for sure these apps would run full screen on my phone!
Hmmm do you think there might have been a phone update that caused this? I mentioned before that these apps would run full screen automatically until yesterday, then i had to manually go in and set them to full screen and even then some don't work right.
This is very frustrating, thank you for all your help!