iPhone X Eye-strain while using iPhone X

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kitkad, Nov 6, 2017.

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Are you experiencing this issue?

  1. Yes

    45.1%
  2. No

    54.9%
  1. Tijdelijk macrumors member

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    #1201
    LG also uses PWM dimming in there (last 2 years) OLED smartphone screens!!
     
  2. kevjen888 macrumors 6502

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    #1202
    i just created a thread about my vision is deteriorating since last year which coincides with me started using iphone X.
     
  3. JUCJ85 macrumors regular

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    I don't have a iPhone X, but when I got my first iPhone, it was a 6, which is 4.7 Inches, and I had it 3 days, had major headache issues, nauseated, just sick feeling, and it was weird, as I had one of the HTC 4.7 Inch Phones a few yrs before then with no issue, but before the 6 I had a Note 3(5.7 or something like that), so maybe thats why I had issues, eventually took it back and got as 6+, now have a 7+, can't go below a 5.5 Inch screen, plus I have motion sickness, which is sucks, and vertigo at times.
     
  4. Damian Newman macrumors newbie

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    I bought the iPhone X the other day and have been having the same symptoms as those in this thread.

    Is there any solution or must I simply trade it in?
     
  5. IowaLynn macrumors 6502a

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    Get your eyes checked? Maybe progressive reading glasses?

    I am very migraine sensitive headaches and need prism lens. Thought the X was an issue but then so too with Samsung iris recognition Note 8 and s8+

    No trouble after a month with iPhone X.
     
  6. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    #1206
    No solution at this time other than to return and buy an iPhone 8 which doesn’t have PWM.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 14, 2018 ---
    It’s more complex than that but yes I’d personally advise the best option is to wait for the next generation models and see if they’re improved.
     
  7. BlankSlate macrumors regular

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    Im so relieved I have not gotten headaches from the screen. Beacause its a beautiful screen that makes the LCD on my old 7 Plus look washed out in comparison. It’s impossible to go back now.
     
  8. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502

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    It's the OLED screen. How long have you had the phone?
     
  9. newellj macrumors 603

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    Do we really know that LG mobile displays haven't been/won't be used with PWM?
     
  10. Damian Newman macrumors newbie

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    #1210
    I've never had vision problems before the iPhone X.

    Are you saying that all I have to do is wait a month and it'll stop causing me problems?

    That's a real shame. I love the iPhone X.

    Are you replying to me, sorry?

    If so, I've had the phone for two days.
     
  11. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502

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    The thread starter is who I'm replying to. :p
     
  12. Damian Newman macrumors newbie

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    Oh, right!
     
  13. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502

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    But with you having the phone for two days, have your eyes been feeling strained from it? Just wondering so I'll know if I ever get an OLED phone.
     
  14. Damian Newman macrumors newbie

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    They have. I've felt nauseous and had headaches as well.
     
  15. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502

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    This is slightly turning me off from using an OLED phone now. But with how quickly technology is progressing seems like I'll be forced to use it soon. :/
     
  16. Damian Newman macrumors newbie

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    Yeah. But there a lot of people who seem to be fine using an OLED phone. Maybe you're one of them.
     
  17. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502

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    I think it also might be just using it over time. Like your eyes will adjust to it - similar to how they adjust to light and darkness.
     
  18. Damian Newman macrumors newbie

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    Yeah. I'd love for my eyes to adjust because I adore the iPhone X but I don't want to risk damaging my eyes by waiting.
     
  19. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Trust me, you should be more concerned if your eyes adjust. I’m still recovering. It’s not a positive for your eyes to adjust to something it shouldn’t have to adjust to.
     
  20. Damian Newman macrumors newbie

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    Good point.
    I'm sorry to hear that. Can I ask how long you've been recovering for?
     
  21. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    I double checked and was surprised to see that I stopped using iPhone X almost three weeks ago yet my eyes still feel uncomfortable. Suffice to say I am growing genuinely concerned.
     
  22. Gollygeewillikers, Apr 14, 2018
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    Gollygeewillikers macrumors newbie

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    #1222
    Has anyone actually taped over the IR emitters on the notch to see if Face ID and/or proximity sensor infrared radiation is harming their eyes?

    I don't disagree that the OLED dimming is also a problem for some people. I honestly think both are causing different problems.

    And apologies if the "tape over the IR" has been tested in this discussion, I kinda checked out for a while and wanted to see if this was resolved yet.
     
  23. Damian Newman macrumors newbie

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    Damn. I hope you will be alright.
     
  24. Pazman2000 macrumors newbie

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    Some like me are having a much less painful experience with there X after switching true depth camera off .

    Switch off for unlock is a pain so I’m using that again but have no problems , it’s the awareness future that’s causing the most pain .
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  25. ACST Suspended

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    Yeah, IR is really not harming your eyes.
     

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