Here, we are talking about the screen burn-in problem. You might have heard about it a few days back in the case of Google Pixel 2 XL. The problem is related to OLED display panels which we find in many high-end smartphones and other devices.
Apple has released a new support document for the iPhone X. The company writes that the iPhone X’s display which meets their “incredibly high standards” is still prone to screen burn-in (also known as image persistence) when it is used for an extended amount of time. They have made attempts to lessen its chances.
“This can occur in more extreme cases such as when the same high contrast image is continuously displayed for prolonged periods of time,” document.
Digging into the code of iOS 11 Golden Mater version, released last month, revealed that the company has tried to implement software measures to mitigate iPhone X screen burn-in issues.
Apple also highlights another normal behavior of OLED panels. Users might feel a change in the color and hue when the display is viewed off angle.
If you own an iPhone X, you can reduce the possibilities of screen burn-in on your device by adopting some habits, unless you’re willing to pay $275 for the screen replacement.
How to prevent iPhone X screen burn-in?
Apple recommends that you shouldn’t keep the display ‘ON’ full brightness for long. Turning on the auto-brightness mode and reducing the auto-lock timer are also advised.
Also, you should keep the screen off when it’s not required. If an app needs the screen to be ON, you should lower the brightness from the Control Center.