November 5, 2017

iPhone X might have “Screen Burn-in” problem, Apple Confesses

The 5.8-inch iPhone X is the first ever iPhone with OLED display that has incredible contrast at a 1,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio, high brightness, and a cinema standard wide color gamut. But the Super Retina display of the iPhone X which uses OLED technology may have Screen Burn-in problem, says Apple.


Screen Burn problem is usually seen in OLED displays. Recently, Pixel 2 XL of Google was in the news for Screen Burn-in issue and Google even announced a two-year warranty for the Pixel 2 users. Now, it’s Apple that feels that the OLED screen of the iPhone X  manufactured by Samsung might have screen burn-in issue.

Despite the organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology used in iPhone X overcomes the challenges with traditional OLED displays, when you look at the screen off-angle, you might notice slight shifts in color and hues. Apple says that “this is a characteristic of OLED and is normal behavior” and with an extended long-term use the display can also show slight visual changes such as “image persistence” or “burn-in”.


According to the company, the problem might occur “in more extreme cases such as when the same high contrast image is continuously displayed for prolonged periods of time”. Apple even included the software to mitigate the screen burn-in problem in the gold master or final version of iOS 11.

How to Minimize Screen Burn-in problem in iPhone X?

To get the most out of Super Retina display, Apple recommended these preventive measures which include

  • Update your iPhone X to the latest version of iOS.
  • Turn-On “Auto-Brightness” to automatically adjust the brightness of your display to the ambient light of your location.
  • Turn-On “Auto-Lock” to turn off the display when you aren’t using it.
  • Avoid using maximum brightness for long periods of time.
  • If you have an app that keeps your display on when you aren’t actively using your iPhone X, temporarily reduce the brightness level using Control Center.



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