The illustrious iPhone X model is a powerhouse of technology that, when affordable, bring users an experience like no other Apple iPhone has offered before. Though most of the time the iPhone X works flawlessly, there are still occasional issues that plague or frustrate the user.
Throughout the list of obstacles and issues that many iPhone users may run into, the problems that arise from the slick OLED screen might be some of the most annoying. The screen is the first (and typically only) piece of the phone you’ll look at. It’s easy to notice an issue with the iPhone’s flashy screen, such as screen burn.
If you’ve been running into this stubborn screen burn issue, then keep reading as we try to warn you of how to avoid these problems showing up. And if they do appear on your phone, then hopefully we can solve the issue without calling up Apple Support.
What Is Screen Burn?
Transparent images that stay after they’re welcome is a sign of screen burn, or its less permanent sibling, image retention. Leaving images on your iPhone X’s OLED screen can cause the image to burn into the screen, leaving behind a deceptive, see-through image which will continuously annoy the user over time.
The best way to avoid any type of screen burn is to avoid keeping your iPhone unlocked and displaying an image over long periods of time. This is the number cause of screen burn, so digging into your settings and adjusting your Auto-Lock feature will allow your iPhone to automatically shut off the screen when not in use after a specific period of time (which is completely adjustable). You’ll find the Auto-Lock feature within the ‘Display & Brightness’ tab that’s located in the ‘Settings’ app.
Also, turning on Auto-Brightness feature will allow the iPhone to automatically scale down super-bright screen images to avoid screen burn, but also helps with battery conservation. You’ll find the ‘Auto-Brightness’ tab by heading to the ‘Settings’ app, followed by the ‘General’ tab. Once there, tap on over to the Accessibility option and then click on the ‘Display Accommodations’ to find the useful ‘Auto-Brightness’ feature.
Keeping Auto-Lock fully engaged, your brightness levels down and just plain avoiding super bright images staying on-screen for long periods will all help you avoid the pesky screen burn issue with your iPhone X.
How To Solve Screen Burn?
Unfortunately, screen burn is one problematic issue that doesn’t come with a variety of solutions. Though not always permanent, screen burn may often times be able to disappear after not using the iPhone and powering off the device. Keeping the phone off for anywhere from 20 minutes to a few days could help reduce or completely negate the screen burn issue. However, this won’t always fix the problem, and depending on how severe the burn is, you may be looking at replacing the screen all together.
If leaving the phone off for a few days still doesn’t completely solve the screen burn, try turning the iPhone on and just using it. This may help rid the screen of any remaining burn spots and saving your wallet from an expensive hard lesson learned.
If the screen burn is still persistent after trying the above solutions, this is when you’ll more than likely be either looking to replace the flashy OLED screen, or just dealing with the burn issue. Sorry. The expensive iPhone X is made of quality, and often fragile tech that, when misused, can cost a pretty penny to fix. Apple Support will guide you through the process, and hopefully you’ll still have an Apple warranty in play if you run into this permanent issue.