iPhone 12 owners complain of yellow screen tint

Days after the iPhone 12 release, we started to hear (isolated) complaints about damage to the new phones’ chassis and camera. A week later, users complained that texts were disappearing. And now we’re hearing about a third problem, this time with the iPhone 12’s screen.

Screen problems: Isolated cases or production errors?

Reddit users and members of the MacRumors forum report that the screens on their iPhone 12 or 12 Pro handsets have a yellow tint, or cast.

We’ll warn right away that if you think you’re experiencing something similar, you should check the Settings first before rushing to the nearest Apple Store: the effect could be caused by Night Shift or True Tone. You can turn off these functions under Settings > Display & Brightness.

If the display still has a yellow cast, you should contact Apple as soon as possible and try to exchange the device for one with a more accurate screen output.

iPhone 12 yellow screen tint - Reddit

iPhone 12 yellow screen tint - Reddit

The iPhone 12 (right) has a yellow cast. Picture courtesy of Reddit user ValyrianStyle

The good news is that so far, the complaints seem to be isolated cases. But it remains difficult to assess whether or not we’re talking about a consistent production error.

In the summer, many users complained about a green tint on the display, especially in dark environments; this was a software error related to iOS 13.5.

This article originally appeared on Macwelt. Translation by David Price.

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