[Tutorial] iPad Yellow Problem FIX SOLUTION

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Dane9, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Dane9, Apr 2, 2012
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2012

    macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2012
    How to reduce iPad 3 yellow tint?

    I’ve made following steps:

    1. Auto-Brightness OFF*and brightness set to the*MAX.

    2.Auto-Lock OFF and locked onto*Portrait Mode.

    3.Saved*white screen*to Photos and opened on full screen (see photo).


    4.iPad connected to the charger. Disconnected from time to time to let battery do its (dis)charge cycle.

    5. Finally, iPad put to the drawer*for several hours and between the clothes for better warmth incubation.*My iPad was getting 41.5°C/106.7°F throughout the process.

    This is the effect after 24 and 48 hours – yellow tint visibly reduced!*Pictures taken with iPhone 4 (no HDR):


    Original link: http://iknowsomething.com/hands-on-ipad-3-vs-ipad-2-and-issues/
  2. macrumors 68040

    Apr 6, 2006
    My Goodness....I'm at a loss for words. Truly fascinating. (no joke).

    Is there an explanation (and accurate one) for this?

    I read that there's some kind of glue thing, but that seems unlikely. (oh yes, Elmer's Yellow glue, I know)
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2005
    PROOF! That the iPad is truly a magical device. :)
  4. macrumors 6502


    Jul 29, 2008
    London, England
    I would ask if the "putting it between the clothes" part is really necessary, or if it is actually just having the screen on 'full bright and white' for so long?
  5. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2009
    Incoming messages from the "You have OCD you are wrong apple is never bad never ever ever! you just are ocd" clan in 3...2...
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2008
    In R4, more or less
    I know a lot has been written on this issue, and that is interesting indeed. But the warmer color temp of the new iPad there is neither exclusive to the iPad nor a problem with all new iPads. Some iPad 2 had this issue that could not be cured over time, and some iPad 3 displays are shipping beautifully cool.
  7. macrumors 68000

    Jan 14, 2008
    Houston, Texas
    I suspect the same thing will happen under normal use over time.

    The only things I'd return an iPad for are dead pixels. Those don't magically fix themselves.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2008
    In R4, more or less
    The massaging trick has been known to work!
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2011
    I wonder if uneven tinting (cooler color temperature on one side than the other) is caused pretty much by the same thing as what makes some screens yellow all throughout. My replacement is much better than the first "new iPad" that I had, but it's still a slight issue.

    I think it will be interesting to see if it goes away after a few weeks or months.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    Thanks for taking such detailed pictures! It's something I didn't even think about doing until after my yellowish screen had already lightened up by Sunday night.

    I never did the max brightness 100% "burn-in", but I spent most of Saturday and Sunday after launch day on the new iPad playing around on 50% brightness (my usual setting).

    By Sunday night, when I compared it against 2 iPad 2's at home, it was markedly whiter than the comparison I had done on Friday and Saturday.

    Excellent reporting. :)
  11. macrumors 68020


    May 31, 2010
    Austin TX
    haha adhesive is accurate, and makes sense. my iphone 4s got better after a few weeks.
  12. macrumors 68040


    Jul 9, 2008
    Okie land
    Wouldn't you accomplish basically the same thing just using it on 100% brightness for several weeks?
  13. macrumors member

    Jan 3, 2010
    I have a quicker fix, take it back!


  14. macrumors 68000

    Mar 11, 2008
    I didn't follow the procedure listed, but I saw the same basic thing. The screen got more neutral after a couple of days of usage. It's still warmer than an iPad 2 display but seems more accurate.

    But I've been told by the iPad complainers that it's impossible so I must be wrong. :D
  15. macrumors 68000


    May 9, 2006
    Thank goodness most of the iPads shipped apparently have cured adhesive, if that's what it really is.
  16. sza
    macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2010

    Can I put it under the sun? Will that help?
  17. macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2008
    Dumb question - but any chance this will resolve the pink hue that many of us are stuck with? My entire iPad display has a noticeable pink tint.....
  18. macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2011
    Is it pink under different lighting conditions? I was using my iPad in the car the other day and noticed a definite pink hue but when I came bak inside it was back to normal.
  19. macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    The extra glue over applied in the manufacturing process will set under heating conditions....Thus the improvement in the OP's screen.
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2009
    Central, Louisiana
    Great read, but you know even with this effort. There are those that will still find that screen too yellow. This is part of the problem and until Apple start saying no to these folks, this stuff will continue.

    A buddy of mine had a yellow tint to his that he got on release day and now his looks great. They mass produce these things and get them out the door so quickly and into the hands of consumers. Apple has explained this over and over, yet it falls on deaf ears.

    It's like one person in this thread posted that because its easier just to bring it back rather than trying to work with it. I paid $500 plus dollars I am not doing that.
  21. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2012
    Yeah I know , the best solution is return no doubt

    This thread is a simply solution
  22. macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2008
  23. sza
    macrumors regular

    Dec 21, 2010
    Any update?
  24. macrumors 65816


    Nov 20, 2008
    New York
    Thanks for posting. I ended up with a half yellow screen iPad. Trying this since none of the local stores have any in stock for an exchange. :eek:
  25. macrumors regular


    Mar 14, 2012
    Queensland, Australia
    Good post, but your measure of time is shocking...

    The second set of photos were taken 21 hours after the first set, and the third set were taken 38 hours after the first, not 48 hours.

    Oh and the time is out between both devices by 4 minutes :p

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