The anniversary edition iPhone X is the first in Apple s portfolio to flaunt an OLED display. It s no secret that OLED screens suffer from burn-in or ghosting issues, and turns out the iPhone X is no different. But Apple says it has done its best to reduce the potential screen issues. Also Read - Apple sells more iPads in early 2021 than ever, grows along with SamsungAlso Read - Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels go live in 170 countries starting today
Apple s support page has a section dedicated to OLED screen technology. While it touches upon the burn-in issues on OLED displays, Apple does say that the Super Retina display on the iPhone X overcomes most of the challenges faced by traditional OLED displays. Also Read - Apple TV+ free trial will now be available for 3 months instead of a year: What to do?
Apple s support page says, With extended long-term use, OLED displays can also show slight visual changes. This is also expected behavior and can include ‘image persistence’ or ‘burn-in’, where the display shows a faint remnant of an image even after a new image appears on the screen. ALSO READ: Apple iPhone X first impressions: When you have to control your emotions
It adds, “This can occur in more extreme cases such as when the same high-contrast image is continuously displayed for prolonged periods of time. We’ve engineered the Super Retina display to be the best in the industry in reducing the effects of OLED burn-in.”
While it cannot be completely eliminated, Apple has asked users not to worry. It also says that enough efforts have been taken to reduce the burn-in issues on the iPhone X. This is not the first time we have come across such screen issues, and Google s new Pixel 2 XL is suffering from the same issue. But Google has promised that the upcoming update will fix this issue. DON’T MISS: Google Pixel 2 XL Vs Apple iPhone X Vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Camera Comparison
How to avoid screen burn-in on iPhone X?
In the meantime, here are a few ways you can avoid a burn-in on the Apple iPhone X. Avoid displaying static high-contrast images for a long time. Leaving them displayed for a long time could lead to the ghosting effect. It is also advisable to enable auto brightness. To do this, head over to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Display Accommodations.
One should also avoid keeping the display lit for a long time. You should hit the sleep button when you don t need the screen to be on. Alternatively, it is also advisable to set a short auto-lock time. To do this, head over to Settings -> Display & Brightness -> Auto-lock, and set a lock time that doesn t exceed two minutes. ALSO READ: Tim Cook says if you can afford an expensive coffee you can buy the iPhone X, but that s not true for Indians