iOS 11 includes software to avoid burn-in on iPhone X OLED screen

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Cryates, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. gpoop macrumors regular

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    So is that why my phone keeps changing the brightness and there seems to be no way to toggle that off?
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

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    No. The auto-brightness switch is now under Accessibility-Display Accommodations, or you can search in the Settings app.
     
  3. gpoop macrumors regular

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    Ah, I see. Thank you!
     
  4. syncopy macrumors member

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    Could this also be a way for Apple to prevent people from keeping their iPhone X at max brightness all of the time by hiding the toggle? Annoying but clever way to hinder burn-in.
     
  5. frumpy16 macrumors 6502a

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    It's on Apple to mitigate the burn in because it would be a defect if it happened and they'd be replacing a lot of phones.
     
  6. balaplus macrumors 6502

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    All said, it is an inherent OLED issue that never totally went away...
    Heavy users need to be mindful!
     
  7. Jimpilot macrumors 6502a

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    I hadn't thought much about this. I normally leave my phone with an app that shows the time temp weather etc showing at night. Will it be an issue?
     
  8. balaplus macrumors 6502

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    Hmm. My guess is the app developer will change it to subtly move the pixels and the information around the screen...
     
  9. Cryates thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, that will definitely be a no-no with the X.
     
  10. roeiz macrumors 65816

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    you serious?? Apple surly took enough precautions for this..
     
  11. Cryates thread starter macrumors 68020

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    For the record, I have no way of actually knowing and no one does. It's baked into the software code that Apple has some kind of burn-in mitigation going on, but we don't know what that means and they will likely never tell us exactly what that means. For now, why take the risk with the history of OLED burn-in? Pixel shifting could be the mitigation Apple has implemented, but do developers have to update their app so that pixel shifting works, or does it just work? And how effective will it be with a constant image being shown? A lot of unknowns, so again, why risk it?
     
  12. borgqueenx macrumors 65816

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    Why is this a no-no? You have warrenty, apple isnt difficult with replacing iphones in the past under warrenty.
    Go for it, but dont start doing it before warrenty expires.
     
  13. scrapesleon macrumors 6502a

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    I don’t even use my phone that much anyway it’s good to have 2 phones if u wanna over do it
     
  14. Glideslope macrumors 603

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    Micro LED !!!!! Come on Apple. Get on with it !!!!!!! :apple:
     

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