iOS7 Notification center - strange "spots"

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by djr7572, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2011
    Running iOS7 and seeing strange light spots or weird pixelation when I pull down the Notification Center (see photos). Is this normal? It's almost like I'm seeing the app icons behind the Notification Center. I wonder if it has to do with the wallpaper that's currently set (it's an iOS7 native wallpaper)? I did a re-boot and that didn't change anything.

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  2. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2013
    United Kingdom
    I can see what you mean, but I doubt there is anything that can be done about it.
    Probably just the way iOS handles the blur effect.
  3. macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    "It's almost like I'm seeing the app icons behind the Notification Center."

    That's exactly what you're seeing - it's part of the GUI.
  4. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    It's by design. You see a somewhat blurred version of what's under the notification center (basically the screen that you were on when you brought down the curtain) when you bring it down. So on different screens it will look somewhat differently. If you don't want that you can enable the increase contrast option in accessibility settings and that will make it just plain black all the time.
  5. Guest


    Jan 29, 2008
    Glasgow, UK
    Notification Center has some translucency which shows the app icons below albeit blurred as if looking through a filter. Completely normal part of iOS 7. ;)
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2011
    It's probably a normal effect, like you said. I'm not seeing it anywhere else except when Notification Center is pulled down. It's not particularly bothersome, it just seemed odd.

    Thanks for the reply, I appreciate it.


    Thanks everybody! Much appreciated! :)


    Thanks for the replies, everyone! Much appreciated :)
  7. macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    Try opening facetime. You see your blurry self moving around the screen
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2011
    You're right ... trippy :)

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