Some Apple iPhone 7 users are reporting their screen has a yellow tint; here's how you can fix it

Going into settings allows you to reduce the yellow hue on the screen and solving the issue.

Going into settings allows you to reduce the yellow hue on the screen and solving the issue.

Back in 2010, when the Apple iPhone 4 was launched, some of those purchasing the device noticed a yellow tint on the screen. Apple was apparently shipping the phone so fast, it didn't wait long enough for the bonding process involving the screen to be completed. As a result, newly shipped iPhone 4 units were coming out of the box with this yellow tint. Over time, the spots faded leaving a perfectly good iPhone unit.

Eventually, the needed evaporation required for the bonding process to work would happen, and the iPhone 4 screen would return to normal. What brings this all up is word from several iPhone 7 users that their new pride and joy also carries a yellow tint. If the problem with the new models is basically the same issue with the adhesive as it was with the iPhone 4, then fixing this problem requires nothing more than waiting for the glue to dry and the yellow to disappear.

If the yellow tint doesn't fade on your new iPhone, you might want to consider fixing the display by following these directions. Open Settings > General > Accessibility. Tap on Display Accommodations and go to Color Filters. Toggle Color Filters to "On." From the Filter List, select Color Tint and reduce the amount of yellow on the screen by sliding the hue bar until the screen shows the amount of yellow that you want. Slide "Intensity" to a low level. Making the warmer yellow tinted screen colder could result in a change to a screen tinted blue. That means that you over did the adjustment; just make sure you stop adjusting the screen right at the hue that you want.

To reiterate, if the problem with a yellow tint on your iPhone 7 screen goes away by itself after a few days, you just needed the glue to dry and you shouldn't have the problem any more. If the yellow tint continues, try adjusting the color by following the directions as set forth in the previous paragraph. And if that doesn't solve the problem, you might want to make a visit to your local Apple Store.


source: OSXDaily, Letemsvetem (photos)

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17 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Yeah I noticed it earlier. Thanks for the fix :D.

2. manojmcn

Posts: 633; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

Haha it's users defect :)

4. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I noticed that with my iPhone 7 Plus.

5. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1250; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

So if the screen is defect, your solution is to adjust it away? Well I guess that's in the true Apple spirit......

7. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

You are seeing it wrong

9. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

If the screen is defective with a yellow tent that does not go away with time then apple should replace the phone. What if the color just keeps getting worse to the point it can not be adjusted out.

6. Zylam

Posts: 1769; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Hasn't this happened before? It's the glaze or something they apply to the screen that strengthens it and it looks yellow at the start, after a few days of use it returns to the regular colour once the top layer rubs off. If you ask Apple they say it's because they are producing them as fast as they can and to wait a few days. But who knows maybe this is something else.

8. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Every year same histories, news that will disappear in few hours like the exploding and the noise issue. Samsung lovers are searching a rumor here and a rumor there. Focus on the batteries of your phones and pray god not to explode.

14. ph00ny

Posts: 1976; Member since: May 26, 2011

I hope your screen doesn't suddenly respond to touch or flicker and you end up paying $300+ to get it fixed

10. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It only goes away because these tech sites are apple fanboys.

12. johanbiff

Posts: 415; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Maybe it will explode! :O

13. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

But "iPhonearena" never reports Apple problems!! I keep seeing them on here so I must be on the wrong site! Either that or the Fandroids just talk bollocks.

15. acheelis1

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Hi phonearena, why are u guys difference between apple and Samsung. U guys protect apple brand name I see it man

16. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

new here? not a clone of someone who get banned recently?

17. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

If its yellow then its mellow if its brown you flash it down. By the way did apple went warmer on the 7 displlays at all?

18. Rocket

Posts: 613; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Another day, another iphone issue, lol

19. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Noooooo.. these aren't issues at all! They are merely the personality of each individual phone coming out! Name your iPhone! Call it Sparky and let its true colors emerge! If your iPhone hisses, has the wrong colors, melts, or has bluetooth, SW bugs.. WHATEVER! it's all just meant to individualize each and every phone, for YOU, the consumer!! ENJOY!! I LOVE how this article uses words like "you JUST have to let the glue dry" WTF? if this was a Samsung device it would have said "yet another issue.."

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