Colors on my iPhone display seemed to be completely distorted. I began to wonder what went wrong with the screen and why it looked so blurred. But just when too many inauspicious things started running in my mind, one of the highly appreciable Accessibility features struck the wisdom.
I disabled the feature mentioned above, and the screen distortion got instantly fixed. When I enquired about the issue, my wife told me that it was the little angel who was hell-bent on making too many changes to the Settings app. I can’t say it with certainty, but the root cause of your problem might somewhat be a bit similar to mine.
How to Fix Color Distortion on iPhone or iPad
Ensure that Color Filters is Turned Off or Adjust It Perfectly
iOS lets you filter the colors of your device. Based on your convenience, you can choose a different filter to enhance your viewing. For instance, if your eyes find bright colors a bit too hard, you have the option to select Greyscale. Besides, you can choose to increase the intensity and hue of the filters.
Step #1. Open Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on General.
Step #2. Next, tap on Accessibility.
Step #3. Next up, tap on Display Accommodations → Tap on Colour filters.
Step #4. Turn off the switch next to Color Filters.
Note: If you want to use this feature on your device, be sure to ideally adjust the filters. To find out more about color filters, head over to this complete guide.
Now, check out the colors on your device should appear properly. If it has returned to the usual form, hurrah! If it hasn’t come back to the normalcy, move ahead to the next solution.
Force Restart Your iPhone
I would recommend you to try two solutions. First, go for hard reset as it’s known to be a trusted solution to resolve issues like this one.
On your iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X: Press and quickly release volume up button, press and quickly release volume down button. Then, press and hold side button until you see Apple logo.
On your iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press and hold side button and volume down button simultaneously.
On your iPhone 6s/SE or earlier devices and iPad: Press and hold the Home button and side button simultaneously.
After your device has restarted, the problem should be gone. But if there is no respite, resetting your device to factory default can be worth a try. What it basically does is clean up all the existing settings including Wi-Fi passwords and website login details. Nevertheless, your media and data remain secure.
Reset All Settings on iPhone or iPad
Step #1. Tap on Settings → Tap on General.
Step #2. Tap on Reset → Tap on Reset All Settings.
Step #3. Enter your iPhone Passcode → Enter restriction passcode and confirm.
I’m pretty confident that you will be able to overcome the issue after factory reset. However, if the problem continues to plague your device, there are still some more tricks to have a go at.
Update iOS on Your Device
Many a time, you can eliminate miscellaneous problems just by updating software on your device. Almost every iOS update comes with numerous bug fixes and performance improvements. Therefore, it would be apt to give it a chance as well.
Note: Make sure that your device is connected to Wi-Fi and at least 50% battery.
Step #1. Open Settings app on your iPhone → Tap on General.
Step #2. Now, tap on Software Update.
If there is an update available waiting for you, download and install it.
The Radical Steps That Might Come to Your Rescue
Though I’m sure you may not have to come this far on most occasions, I can’t rule out the possibility of a standstill. In such a situation, there are three solutions that you should consider as they can get rid of the issue if it’s related to software. And the first among them is going for a restore. Only if it doesn’t yield the desired result, you should try taking the help of Recovery or DFU Mode.
- How to Enter Recovery Mode on iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X
- How to Put iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X into DFU Mode
- To enter Recovery or DFU Mode on your iPhone 7 or earlier, follow this complete guide.
Contact Apple Support, If Nothing Has Worked…
If none of the solutions mentioned above clicked for you, the screen might be damaged, or there could be some hardware issues on your iPhone. In this case, you should immediately contact App Support.
Guessing, you have eventually resolved the issue. Would you like telling us about the solution that worked for you? Besides, if you know any other trick to fix it, do let us know that down below in the comments.
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