Color of Display Changes Randomly - Macbook Pro 2020

A1MB1G

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I've noticed that the colors/tone of my display are changing randomly from time to time. They go from a nice warm color to a very whitish/blue tone and then revert back again. This happens every now and then. I do use an external display from time to time but this issue is happening when my macbook is not connected to the external display.

I currently have the profile set to "Color LCD", not sure what the default should be or if that's the one. Any ideas/suggestions?
 

casperes1996

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Do you have Night Shift enabled? Night Shift is made for adjusting the colour temperature based on the time of day, getting warmer at the end of the day to prepare you for bed.

Also, there's True Tone, which adjusts the display's colour profile based on the lighting around it, trying to match the scene its in.

If you do colour critical work; Disable both
 
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A1MB1G

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May 13, 2020
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Do you have Night Shift enabled? Night Shift is made for adjusting the colour temperature based on the time of day, getting warmer at the end of the day to prepare you for bed.

Also, there's True Tone, which adjusts the display's colour profile based on the lighting around it, trying to match the scene its in.

If you do colour critical work; Disable both
Night shift was disabled. I don't do critical colour work but just noticed the colour has been shifting randomly. I just rebooted the machine and seems to have resolved it for now. Will keep an eye on things. Thanks.
 

casperes1996

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Jan 26, 2014
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Horsens, Denmark
Night shift was disabled. I don't do critical colour work but just noticed the colour has been shifting randomly. I just rebooted the machine and seems to have resolved it for now. Will keep an eye on things. Thanks.
Sure; Check True Tone as well; Ideally you shouldn't really notice True Tone, as it should match your surroundings seamlessly but you might have a keen eye. - Could also be third party apps playing with the colour settings.
 
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