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Recently become a happy new owner of an iPhone 11 Pro (or an older iPhone model XS or X)? But after the initial celebration, you start noticing that your super-duper high-resolution OLED or Super Retina XDR screen looks a little more yellow than you’d like?

Or are you seeing some color shifting with your iPhone looking great for one minute and then the very next, it’s suddenly yellow-ing?

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Quite a few new iPhone 11 or X Series (XS/X) owners (and some iPhone 11, XR, or 8 and 8 Plus users) report that their phone’s screen is throwing a pretty ugly yellow cast on things, especially visible when holding the phone at other angles than head-on. Whites just ain’t looking right!

So what’s the deal?

Unfortunately, this isn’t a new issue! Many iPhone users reported it when the previous iPhone models released.

And we’ve consistently received reports from iPad Pro users that their screens are markedly warmer or yellower than their previous non-Pro iPad model.


  • 1 The Big iPhone X Change: OLED
  • 2 Tweak Your iPhone 11 Pro or X Series’ Display and Remove That Yellowing
  • 3 Another Option: Disable Your iPhone 11 Pro or X Series’s True Tone
  • 5 Burn-In, Isn’t That Outdated Plasma Tech?
  • 6 No True Tone Toggle After An iOS Update?

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The Big iPhone X Change: OLED

Most of know that the iPhone 11 Pro/XS/X comes with an OLED display, which showcases an increased color depth and fidelity than all previous iPhone models, including the 11, XR, and 8 and 8+.

One result of this new type of iPhone screen is that it may show some amount of shifting in color when looking at the iPhone display from an off-angle. Additionally, OLED screens sometimes suffer what’s called burn-in as we use them for extended periods of time.

Shifting Colors?

According to a recent Apple iPhone support document, when looking at an OLED screen (like the iPhone 11 Pro/XS/X’s display) off-angle, you might notice slight shifts in color and hue. Apple says these color variations are characteristic of OLED and are completely normal.

However, color shifting should be slight and NOT overt—it should not call a lot of attention to itself.

Tweak Your iPhone 11 Pro or X Series’ Display and Remove That Yellowing

Changing your iPhone’s color is actually a heck of a lot easier than you think! iOS 12’s or iOS 11’s Accessibility Settings allow us to reasonably and quickly adjust the screen’s hue to filter out any display yellowness.

No More Yellow!

  1. Visit your display’s settings in your phone’s accessibility features by going to Settings > Accessibility > Display & Text Size > Color Filters
  2. For iOS 12 and below, check Settings App > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations > Color Filters
  3. Tap Color Tint and verify it’s checked
  4. Navigate to the HUE slider and move it left or right until you reach your desired screen look
  5. The adjust the INTENSITY slider left or right to suit your preference

Seeing Green, Pink, or Another Color Tint?

If your iPhone 11 Pro/XS/X display is looking somewhat green or pink or any other color on the spectrum, using your Color Filters is your screen’s salvation. Play around with the settings and find your own iPhone Display Sweet Spot.

Recent Screen Repair or Replacement?

If your iPhone’s auto-brightness feature isn’t properly working after a screen repair or replacement, update your iPhone is updated to at least iOS 12. That should take care of the issue.

Another Option: Disable Your iPhone 11 Pro or X Series’s True Tone

Your iPhone 11 and X Models feature an adaptive color system Apple calls True Tone.

First featured in Apple’s iPad Pro models, True Tone technology uses the ambient light sensor to adjust your screen’s white balance to match the color temperature of your current environment. So whites look bright and light (with less color tinge) and blacks look deep and rich.

The idea is that by matching the light to your environment, you avoid additional eyestrain.

What About Night Shift?

If this sounds like Night Shift, it’s similar in that it shifts your screen’s colors; however, Night Shift adjusts the color temperature from less warm to more warmer–meaning it adds in warmer tones like yellows and oranges.

True Tone changes the color temperature to any environment, from cooler (bluer) to warmer (yellows and oranges.) With True Tone enabled, your iDevices sense the dominate color temperatures in your environment and change the screen’s appearance accordingly.

True Tone Adjust Dynamically

Many iFolks discover that with True Tone enabled, their screens start off yellowish but then as the True Tone feature recognizes and adjusts to the location, their screens become whiter and brighter as they use their devices.

This is True Tones reality: you will notice your screen’s hue shifting both subtly and even dramatically over the course of the day–from daylight to indoor light to nighttime and even fluorescent light. True Tone adjusts your display to match what type of light source it senses (and the corresponding “color” of that light.)

But if you find that True Tone isn’t working for you, it’s easy to disable

  1. Go to Settings > Display & Brightness > and toggle True Tone off
  2. Or open Control Center and 3D/Haptic Touch the Brightness Slide
  3. Tap True Tone Off (Gray Out)

A few of our readers found that after turning True Tone Off, their iPhone 11 Pros and X’s screen was a beautiful crisp white!

Models that feature True Tone

  • iPhone 11 Series
  • iPhone XS and XR
  • Original iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 and 8 Plus
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (second generation)
  • iPad Pro (11, 10.5-inch & 9.7-inch)

A Third Alternative: Use Smart Invert

Screen yellowing (or another color tinting) is most often noticed on the whites, so why not change your whites to blacks using iOS’ Smart Invert feature.

It’s a quasi-dark mode, and so far, it’s the best option out there for iPhone users wanting the beauty and simplicity of Dark Mode. Plus, since it’s a design based on blacks rather than white, the color-shifting of True Tone, Night Shift, or any screen yellowing is a lot less noticeable.

So, give Smart Invert a try and see if it works for you!

Burn-In, Isn’t That Outdated Plasma Tech?

For those not familiar with the term “burn-in,” that’s when your display shows a faint remnant (or ghosting) of an image on top of the next on-screen image.

Burn-in was a chronic problem with Plasma technology—and one of the biggest reasons LCD and subsequent LED technology took over the TV and personal device market.

So, it is disconcerting to learn that there are cases of burn-in occurring on iPhone X models.

Avoid Burn-In on Your iPhone 11 Pro, XS or X!

  1. Use the Auto-Brightness Setting and/or Reduce your iPhone’s White Point
    1. Settings > Accessibility > Display & Text Size > Reduce White Point
    2. Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations > Reduce White Point
  2. Set an Auto-Lock, so your screen sleeps when not in use
    1. Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock
  3. Don’t look at high contrast images or videos for prolonged periods of time
  4. Avoid looping your videos, especially sections in high contrast (big differences between blacks and whites)
  5. Don’t look at or show others any still images at maximum brightness on your iPhone for extended periods of time
  6. Reduce the screen brightness for any app that keeps your display ON when you aren’t actively using your iPhone
    1. Swipe down Control Center to quickly adjust your brightness manually
  7. Power off your iPhone Every Day. Yes, every day. Powering off your screen gives it a chance to clear away any image retention

No True Tone Toggle After An iOS Update?

A few folks noticed that the true tone toggle disappeared after an iOS update. They could not find the true tone feature anywhere– not in accessibility, control center, or display & brightness settings.

Usually, this problem is related to a recent or past screen replacement.

True Tone functionality is disabled after a screen replacement, even when repaired with an Apple replacement screen. It seems that if your iPhone doesn’t have its original factory screen, true tone won’t work!

If you didn’t replace the screen, try a forced restart.

And if that doesn’t help, try resetting all your settings and see if the problem is related to a particular setting.

Reset All Settings

Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings

  • This resets to default everything in Settings, including notifications, alerts, brightness, and clock settings like wake up alarms.
  • And it reverts all your personalized and customized features back to factory defaults.
  • So you need to reconfigure these settings after your iPhone or iDevice restarts.

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Before you begin

You can resolve many display issues by updating the software on your Apple devices, cables, and adapters. If you can see an image on your screen, check for software updates using the Mac App Store:

  1. Connect your external display and any Apple video cables or adapters that you use with it.
  2. From the Apple menu, choose App Store.
  3. Click the Updates button in the App Store window.
  4. Install any macOS or firmware updates that are listed.

If you're using a display, hub, extender, or adapter not made by Apple, check with the manufacturer for any updates that might be available.

If you're trying to connect a 4K display or Ultra HD TV with your Mac, make sure your computer meets the requirements for using these external displays.

If your software and firmware are up to date, or if you can't see the image on your screen, try the steps below for your specific issue.

If the display image is blank or unusable

Try these steps if you don't see an image on your display. These steps can also help if the image on your screen repeatedly turns on and off (flickers), if horizontal lines appear (snow), or if the image is distorted (torn or scrambled).

These steps likely won't help if the issue is only happening in one app. If you see similar issues in only one window or app, check with the app's developer for updates or more help.

Check connections

Check the connections to your Mac and external displays:

  • If you're using an Apple notebook, try connecting its power adapter.
  • Make sure the external display's power cable is securely connected and that your display is turned on.
  • If you're using a Mac Pro (Late 2013) make sure your displays are connected to the right ports.
  • If you're using a display hub, switchbox, or 'KVM,' try connecting your display's video cable directly to your Mac instead.
  • Disconnect the video cable where it plugs into your Mac, then plug it back in to reseat the connection.
  • If you're using a video adapter, unplug the video adapter from your Mac, then plug it back in to reseat the connection.
  • If you're using more than one video adapter to connect your display (the adapters are 'chained' together), try connecting the display using only one adapter if possible. Some video adapters can't be connected together. For example, a mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter can't be connected to a DVI to HDMI adapter.
  • If your display has more than one video connection, see if using another connection on the display works. If possible, check to see if using a different display or a different adapter works.
  • Try using a different cable that you know is in working order. Check with the display's manufacturer to make sure you're using the cable they recommend.
  • Restart the Mac with the display connected.

Detect your display

If you're using an external display, sleep and wake your Mac to make it check for connected displays:

  1. Press the power button on your computer to put it to sleep, or choose Apple menu > Sleep.
  2. Wait a few moments, then press a key on your keyboard or click your mouse or trackpad to wake your Mac.

If you're using more than one display, and you can see the image on one of the displays, you can also use Displays preferences to check for connected displays.

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Adjust video settings

If there's no image on your display, try adjusting your display's brightness or contrast. If there's still no image, or the image appears torn or scrambled, try selecting a different video resolution in System Preferences.

Adjust brightness

  • If you're using an Apple Display, press the increase brightness key on your Apple keyboard. To adjust the brightness of a secondary display, press Control-F2.
  • If you're using a display that's not made by Apple, check the documentation that came with your display to see if it includes built-in controls for adjusting its brightness or contrast.

Change your display resolution

  1. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
  2. Click the Displays icon.
  3. Click Default for display. If you see more than one resolution listed, choose a resolution and refresh rate. If the display turns off when you change resolutions, press the escape key to undo the change.

If you can't change the resolution of your display because you can't see an image, restart your Mac in safe mode to reset the display resolution to defaults.

If starting in safe mode doesn't resolve the issue, reset your Mac's NVRAM and SMC to reset the video ports on your Mac to their defaults.

Check for third-party display software

If your display works only when your Mac is started in safe mode, and you have display-related software installed, check with the software's developer for updates, or try temporarily uninstalling it.

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If an image appears fuzzy or blurry

If images or text on your display appear pixelated or blurry, check these things.

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Check your display resolution

Make sure your display resolution in System Preferences is set to its default. If you're using a resolution that's scaled, the image might be magnified to fit the display. This can cause the image to look blurry in some apps.

  1. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
  2. Click the Displays icon.
  3. Select Default for display.

If you use a monitor or an HDTV connected with an HDMI cable, you might see a difference in video quality if your display is set to television mode. Check your display for a 'monitor mode' setting to get the best video quality.

Retina displays

If an app you're using appears low resolution on your Retina display, check to see if an update to the app is available. Most apps have been updated to use the higher pixel densities of Retina displays.

Lower-resolution images on some web pages might also appear 'softer' when viewed on a Retina display. This is because Retina displays have a higher pixel density and not all websites use Retina-ready images.

For example, the images below look different when viewed on a Retina display, but the same on a non-Retina display. This happens because the Retina-ready image has a higher pixel density:

If you see contrast or color issues

If your entire display image seems too dark or too bright, you can adjust the brightness and contrast from the Displays pane of System Preferences, or by using your display's built-in controls.

Adjust brightness and contrast

To adjust the brightness of your Apple display, press the brightness key or F2 key on your keyboard. You can also use the brightness adjustment for each connected display in System Preferences > Displays.

Displays not made by Apple sometimes have brightness and color adjustments built into the display. Check the documentation for your display to see if it includes built-in controls.

When you connect a display, projector, or HDTV using an HDMI cable, you might see a difference in video quality if your display is set to television mode. Check your device for a 'monitor mode' setting to achieve the best video quality.

You can also calibrate each display from the Color tab of Displays preferences to get the best color and brightness from your display.

If you see bright or dark pixels

If individual pixels on your display seem too bright or too dark, see these articles for more help:

Connecting displays with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)

The Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter connects Mac models with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports to older devices that use Thunderbolt (10Gbps) or Thunderbolt 2 (20Gbps). For example, this is the adapter that you should use to connect your MacBook Pro to an Apple Thunderbolt Display or a third-party Thunderbolt 2 storage device.

This adapter doesn't support connections to Mini DisplayPort displays, including the following Apple adapters and displays:

  • Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
  • Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
  • Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter
  • Apple LED Cinema Display

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If you're using the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter to connect to a compatible display and the display doesn't show an image, try unplugging the adapter and plugging it back in.

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If you've tried these steps and your display still isn't working, contact Apple Support to get more help.

Diagnostic fees may apply for issues not covered under warranty or the AppleCare Protection Plan (APP).