iPhone users have not had to worry about screen problems on their terminals. That’s because Apple has traditionally used IPS screens.
But the iPhone X has been manufactured with an OLED screen, and although it has many advantages, this technology has some problems.
Although it is not something so serious, OLED screens produce a burned effect or “burn-in” effect. However, there are some things you can do to avoid it.
What is the “burn-in” effect of the iPhone X?
The “burn-in” effect, also known as persistence and/or image retention, occurs when a particular image remains on the screen for long periods of time.
It is a kind of ghost image that persists even if theoretically you have stopped seeing it. It is a very common effect on plasma TVs.
How to protect the OLED screen from the “burn-in” effect?
First of all, it’s important to keep iOS updates always up to date. Apple uses very advanced technology in its software to help its users combat these types of problems.
Another option to consider is to use automatic brightness. This functionality will allow you to enjoy your screen in the long term.
To prevent the “burn-in” effect from appearing, it’s also important that you reduce the time before your iPhone automatically locks up. It is best to adjust it to 30 seconds or 1 minute.
To finish, and although it seems very obvious, try not to maintain a high contrast image on the screen for a long period of time.
What to do if the “burn-in” effect occurs?
First of all, do not worry too much, for some people (including myself) these types of problems are really uncomfortable. But we must bear in mind that the “burn-in” effect is present in most OLED screens.
Although there may be some cases in which the damage of the burned effect may be irreparable. In this case, you will have to replace the screen or request a refund from your nearest Apple Store.
If your iPhone X suffers this effect, turn off your device for a long time. If it has a mild “burn-in” effect, it will disappear after 15 minutes. Android terminals have been suffering from this problem for some time, there are even applications to solve it in the Google Play Store. If they really work, they will soon reach the App Store.