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Apple iPhone X OLED display could suffer from ‘burn-in’ issues

Apple however says you shouldn’t be worried about it.

  • Updated: November 8, 2017 12:56 PM IST
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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.

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.

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

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  • Published Date: November 8, 2017 12:55 PM IST
  • Updated Date: November 8, 2017 12:56 PM IST