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How to fix ‘iPhone green screen’ error?

The iPhone X was Apple’s first phone to come out with an OLED Retina display. While having an OLED display allows for a much more vivid image with better whites and blacks, it also comes with some inherent risks.

You might see static ghost images, screen burn-ins, or some weird green lines across the display with prolonged use. In this article, we’re going over a few fixes to help get rid of the iPhone green screen issue. 


Turn your phone off for sometime

While screen burn-in can often be passed by as a permanent issue, at times, it’s just a case of screen retention and can be taken care of by simply turning your phone off for a while.

So, if you also see a burned-in area on your phone screen, try turning it off for about 30 minutes and then turning it back on again. 

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Play around with the display settings

iPhones have many display settings built in that you can play around with to resolve this issue, hopefully. 

Adjust the brightness

Let’s first start with the easiest setting. If you aren’t already, now’s a good time to turn on auto-brightness on your iPhone. If you’d prefer manual control, make sure to turn the brightness a notch lower unless you absolutely need all the light that the screen can throw at you. 


Enable True Tone

Next up, if you haven’t already, now’s the time to enable True Tone. The feature helps your iPhone adapt to the ambient lighting conditions hence showing the most accurate colours possible on your screen. 

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  • Head over the settings and tap Display & Brightness.
  • Enable the True Tone setting slider. 

Reduce the auto-lock timings

Auto-lock, as the name suggests, locks your screen automatically after a certain period of inactivity. Since your screen isn’t running for a longer duration, this helps prevent screen burn-ins and preserves battery. 

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  • Head over the settings and tap Display & Brightness.
  • Head over to the Auto-lock menu
  • Set a time to turn the screen off earlier. 

Apart from these suggestions, you can try using dynamic wallpapers and avoid watching high-contrast images for prolonged periods on your device. This should fix the iPhone green screen issue.

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Update your iPhone

The screen burn-in issue can also often be fixed by an update. So if you’re experiencing screen issues, chances are Apple has already released a patch to address the problem. 

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  • Head over to the settings and tap on General.
  • Tap on Software Update.
  • Ensure that you’re on the latest update available. If not, update your device immediately.

Reset your iPhone

Lastly, if nothing else works, you can try resetting your iPhone to check if that resolves green screen issue. 

Every year since the release of the first iPhone in 2008, Apple releases a new iteration of the device with the latest ones being iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. If you're planning to switch to a newer version of the iPhone and are planning to sell or trade your old iPhone, it makes sense to wipe off all the data and restore the device to the factory settings. This not only ensures that none of your data gets in the hands of someone else but also gives the device a fresher look if you're planning on selling.  Before you go ahead and factory reset your iPhone, you should back up its data via iTunes or iCloud, so that you're able to restore it to the new device.  In this article, we've put together a simple guide to help you factory reset your iPhone in three simple steps.  Also read: How to use your iPad in Split Screen mode?  How to factory reset an iPhone?  Go to your iPhone's Settings. Scroll down and tap on General. On the next page, scroll down to the bottom and tap on Reset. On the next page, tap on the second option from the top Erase All Content and Settings.  Once the factory reset of the iPhone is complete, it will restart from the Hello screen.  Note that if you don't want to erase your data and just wish to reset the factory settings of the device, you can do so by tapping on Reset All Settings, which is located right above the Erase All Content and Settings option. In addition to the aforementioned, users can also individually reset their Network settings, keyboard dictionary, home screen layout and location & privacy settings by tapping on the other options on the same screen.  Also read: How to switch off WiFi and Bluetooth in the iPhone?
  • Head over to the settings and tap on General.
  • On the next page, scroll down to the bottom and tap on Reset.
  • On the next page, tap on the second option from the top Erase All Content and Settings.

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