Will using the phone as a GPS everyday spoil the phone?

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  1. dfman

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    I am a driver and I use my Samsung S4 map as a gps everyday. I am wondering the screen is continuously on for 9 hours a day, 5-6 days a week, will it cause any harm or spoil the phone?

    After using for some hours, the phone screen feels hot.

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    It should be okay.. Possible you can get a small screen burn in... If you have times you can listen to instructions and have screen off might help.. I listen over blue tooth with screen off plenty times... Overall just use it... No worries

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    Does burn in occur if the screen image keeps changing? When the gps is on, it seldom stays at the same screen for more than 1 min, the screen keeps changing, unless I am waiting at the traffic junction
     
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    Your notification bar icons might, on the left top of the phone, as most often those don't change.