After updating to iOS 7, weird black spots on screen?

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  1. nope7308, Oct 18, 2013
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    nope7308 macrumors 65816

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    I updated to iOS 7 the day it was released, and I immediately noticed some very weird colouring when the screen is black.

    It's most evident when I receive a text message. The background should be a uniform black, but there's a "blob" that's a completely different shade of black near the center of the screen. It almost looks like someone depressed that particular area of the touchscreen too much. It's difficult to describe, but imagine pressing a computer monitor and seeing the colours go all whacky. It's like that, except the only colour is black. Hopefully I'm explaining this in a way that makes sense.

    Normally, I would think this is a hardware issue, but this never happened when using iOS 6. The screen is perfectly black when the phone is off, too. If I open the camera app and cover the lens, the picture is perfectly black/uniform, so I don't think the problem has anything to do with the physical touchscreen.

    So... is this a bug or what? It's very ugly and makes the phone look defective. Any help would be appreciated.

    EDIT:
    I just checked the compass app (black background), and no issue there at all. I think this problem might be specific to the messaging app since I only really notice it when I receive a text message.

    Oh, and I'm using an iPhone 4S.
     
  2. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    Do you mean when you receive a notification on the lock screen? What does your wallpaper look like? when you get a notification on the lock screen your wallpaper is blurred underneath that notification.
     
  3. nope7308 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Aha!

    My wallpaper is a picture of my black dog, centered, which likely explains the anomaly, lol. It makes it look like I have a defective touchscreen.

    Wow, yet another reason to dislike this fading nonsense. I hesitate to ask whether I can turn this off since I know we're talking about Apple here...

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    Actually, I want to make sure I'm understanding this properly...

    My wallpaper is a black dog on green grass, but everything is blacked out when I receive a notification. Is it the black on black that's causing the colour to be non-uniform?
     
  4. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    You actually can turn it off in Settings.
    Settings > General > Accessibility > Turn Increase Contrast On.
     
  5. nope7308 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Where? How?
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    You forgot to mention where. Its in Settings > General > accessibility > Increase Contrast. (this setting takes away the smoke glass effect of windows). Personally, I think it looks ugly like that and I'm ok with blurry colors showing through.
     
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    I know I just added it in.
     
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    LOL. I just quoted you and put in the rest as you were editing your post. :p
     
  9. nope7308 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So much simultaneous posting, lol. Thanks for the help guys!

    I increased the contrast, but haven't noticed any visual change to most functions (a good thing). Now I have to wait for a text message to see if this worked. Fingers crossed!
     
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  11. nope7308 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I just received a text message and the mystery is solved! Thanks again for the speedy replies.

    I actually prefer the high contrast design. It's less busy and easier to read. At this rate, I'll be drinking warm milk and wearing Depends in no time!
     

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