iPad Pro Eye Strain with iPad 11” Pro

Brn2drive

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Feb 11, 2019
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I’ve had my 11 inch iPad for over a month and I continue to have eye strain every time i use it. Is anyone else struggling with this?

I’ve tried turning off Pro Motion, I tried using Night Shift all the time, I tried adjusting the brightness...nothing seems to work.

My 9.7 inch Pro is soothing on my eyes after using the 11 inch which tells me that something is wrong here.

I’ve also had an iPhone X since it was released, which probably shares similar display features, and never had eye strain with the X.

Please tell me someone has tried something that works...otherwise i’ll have to put this thing on eBay.

Thanks!
 
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Mabus51

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Aug 16, 2007
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I’m not experiencing any eye strain, I have light sensitive eyes. Try reducing the white point, I have mine set down to 80%. You can make this change in settings, General, accessibility, display accommodations. I’ve had to do this since iOS 7 for my eyes. Without it I wouldn’t be able to use any iOS devices.
 

Brn2drive

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Feb 11, 2019
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I’m not experiencing any eye strain, I have light sensitive eyes. Try reducing the white point, I have mine set down to 80%. You can make this change in settings, General, accessibility, display accommodations. I’ve had to do this since iOS 7 for my eyes. Without it I wouldn’t be able to use any iOS devices.
Thanks for the recommendation! I had mine set to 60%, I adjusted it to 80% today with no noticeable improvement.
 

cookiemonster89

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Dec 13, 2012
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What happens if you turn off "attenten aware features" under the face id option? It is the second option under awareness (the one who checks every 5 seconds if you are still looking at the screen and prevents it from dimming).

This helped me since I have the iPhone XR.
 

Brn2drive

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Feb 11, 2019
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What happens if you turn off "attenten aware features" under the face id option? It is the second option under awareness (the one who checks every 5 seconds if you are still looking at the screen and prevents it from dimming).

This helped me since I have the iPhone XR.
Thanks! I tried this but still no improvement.
 

tps3443

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Jan 24, 2019
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My eyes tend to get pretty blood shot and strained with my 11” too, I do NOT use True Tone. My eyes usually get extremely strained since I will play video games for a hour or two on my iPad 11”.

With True Tone on, these symptoms are reduced drastically. I guess blue light is causing it. But, I do not like True Tone so I deal with the eye strain and blood shot eyes in the morning.
 

steve gee

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Oct 1, 2016
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Had the 11 inch and this was the case. Got the 12.9 and seems easier on the eyes
 

tps3443

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I don’t think eye strain has anything to do with either device specifically. Eye strain just happens regardless of what you are starring at.. you will get use to it though. I don’t always have eye strain with normal use. It’s only during a lot of gaming.

When I first get any new device, this always occurs.

New gaming monitor? Serious eye strain for 2 weeks.

New iPad? Serious eye strain for around 10 days

It will eventually go away, it does for me anyways.
 
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