The Screen of iPhone X/8 Looks Yellow? Find Solutions Here

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Is your iPhone X or iPhone 8 behaving weirdly? Did you particularly notice that your high-resolution OLED screen is looking a little yellow? Or is the screen color great one moment and then beginning to get yellowish the longer you use it?

iPhone X screen is yellow

You are not alone! Quite a number of iPhone X and some iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users have reported this type of screen distortion problem that is just taking the fun out of their devices. Here's what to do if your iPhone's screen is behaving badly.

1. Change Color Filters on iPhone X or iPhone 8

Changing the color filters on your iPhone X or iPhone 8 is easier than you think. iOS 11 allows you to do that quite easily in the settings.

Step 1: Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations> Color Filters.

Step 2: Tap on Color Tint and make sure that it is checked.

Step 3: Then go to the "Hue" slider and move it to reach the desired look.

Step 4: You can then adjust the "Intensity" by moving the slider to your preferred setting.

change color filters

2. Turn Off True Tone

The True Tone feature matches the color temperature of your current environment using ambient light sensors to adjust the screen's white balance. Sometimes it can interfere with the screen color causing various issues. If you think True Tone is to blame, try turning it off on your iPhone X or iPhone 8. Here's how to do it:

Go to Settings > Display & Brightness, and the turn off True Tone. You can also turn it off in the Control Centre. Just tap "True Tone Off" and the icon will gray out.

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3. Try Smart Invert

To avoid noticing the yellow screen, you can change the white screen to black screen using the Smart Invert feature. Turnning dark makes the yellow screen of your iPhone X or iPhone 8 unnoticeable. Here's how to do it.

Step 1: Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations.

Step 2: Turn on "Smart Invert" .

smart invert

4. Get Help at the Apple Store

If none of the above work and your warranty is still valid, you may want to have the device checked out at an Apple Store. It is likely that the display may be damaged. If it is and technicians confirm that it is, you may be eligible for a screen-replacement or even exchanging for a new iPhone.

5. If You Want to Selectively Backup and Restore iPhone X/8

If the device requires an invasive process like a screen replacement, you may need to back up the data on it before the process and the restore all the data to the device immediately after the repair. iMyFone D-Port Pro is a flexible backup and restore tool that makes the process as easily as pushing some buttons. The following are just some of the features that makes D-Port Pro the best iPhone Backup and Restore Tool.

iPhone Backup & Restore Tool (iOS 11.2.1 Supported)

Key Features:

  • You can choose to backup only a section of the data for free. It allows you to backup only Messages, WhatsApp or WeChat data instead of the whole data on your device. All backups will be stored on your computer and will not be overwritten.
  • These backups can also be restored separately to your iPhone without restoring your entire iPhone.
  • It is now fully compatible with iOS 11.2.1 and it supports almost all the iOS devices.
  • It allows users to export nearly 20 different types of data from an iTunes or iCloud backup.

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Here is the guide on how to separately backup a type of data such as WhatsApp:

Step 1: Run the program on your computer and choose "Back Up & Export from Device". Then click "Back Up WhatsApp".

back up whatsapp on device

Step 2: On the next screen, click "Back Up".

backing up whatsapp

Step 3: Then the program will start to backup WhatsApp data on your device. Wait for a while, the process will be finished.

successfully back up whatsapp

Here's how to use iMyFone D-Port Pro to selectively restore a backup to your iOS device:

Step 1: Download and install iMyFone D-Port Pro to your computer and then launch it. Choose "Restore Backup to Device" and then connect the device to the computer using USB cables. Choose a backup that you want to selectively restore and click "Next".

choose to restore a backup

Step 2: You can choose to restore a partial backup to your device. Simply click "Restore Partial Backup" and then select the type of data you want to restore.

click restore a partial backup

Step 3: Once the program shows the details of apps you've chose, you can check the box behind the data type and click "Restore" to begin restoring the data. Do not disconnect the device from the computer until the process is complete.

preview data in backup

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