iPhone X series (except iPhone XR) comes with “Super Retina” display powered by organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology. Though OLED display is more efficient and also offers excellent viewing experience, it’s not perfect. And one of the downsides is the screen burn-in problem. But worry not; there are some reliable tricks to avoid burn-in issues on the iPhone X, Xs, and Xs Max.
Before diving into the ways and means of fixing the iPhone X series OLED screen burn-in problem, let’s understand what it is and why it occurs. Once you’ve found the cause of the problem, the solution may not be too far away.
How to Avoid OLED Screen Burn-In Issues on iPhone X, Xs, and Xs Max
Now that you have discovered the main reason why image persistence issue crops up, let’s check out some of the effective solutions to avoid it!
Set Shorter Time for Auto-Lock
Always make sure to choose a shorter time for Auto-Lock on your iPhone. It will help you not just keep this problem at bay but also comes in handy in extending the battery life of your iPhone. If you find 30 seconds a bit too short, choose to keep the screen awake for up to 1 or 2 minutes.
Step #1. Open Settings app on your iPhone.
Step #2. Tap on Display & Brightness.
Step #3. Now, select the shortest time (30 seconds) for Auto-Lock.
Take Advantage of Auto-Brightness Feature
Another solution you should try to prevent this problem is to use Auto-Brightness. It automatically adjusts the brightness of the display as per the existing ambiance. Aside from boosting your viewing experience, it can also help in maximizing the battery life of your iPhone.
Step #1. Open Setting app on your iPhone.
Step #2. Tap on General.
Step #3. Tap on Accessibility.
Step #4. Now, you need to tap on Display Accommodations.
Step #5. Next, toggle on Auto-Brightness. (By default, it’s enabled.) To know more about Auto-Brightness, head over to this post.
Avoid Displaying Static Images
Another important thing you should do is to avoid displaying static images at maximum brightness for a longer period on your iPhone.
If you need to display images a bit longer, reduce the brightness of the screen. Simply, swipe down from the top right corner of the screen to access Control Center and then use the slider to adjust the brightness.
Use Attention Aware Features
The TrueDepth camera automatically dims the display when you are not looking at your screen. It can play a vital role in not just helping the battery to last a bit longer but also prevent this issue from taking place. Open Settings → Face ID & Passcode → turn on the switch next to Attention Aware Features.
Turn On True Tone Display
With the use of advanced multichannel sensors, True Tone display adjusts the color and intensity of your display to match the ambient light. As a result, images appear more natural on your device.
Update iOS on Your iPhone
Apple always recommends you to keep the iPhone updated to the latest iOS version to ensure it runs smoothly. So, just in case you are still facing this problem, go for the software update.
Open Settings app → General → Software Update → then download and install the latest iOS version.
Every good thing needs more care, and the same applies to the OLED display. With a bit of care, you can help it remain in top gear and continue to rev up your viewing experience.
Apple claims that its Super Retina display is by far the best in the industry in reducing the OLED burn-in. Having used the iPhone X series for long, I can second the company’s claim to a great degree.
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