iPhone iOS 9.2 iPhone 5s display color washed out intermittently?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by philipyoungg, Jan 7, 2016.


Have your iPhone display color went washed out?

  1. Never happens to me at all.

  2. Experienced it. It's now permanently washed out

    0 vote(s)
  3. Experienced it. It changes intermittently.

  1. philipyoungg macrumors regular


    Sep 17, 2015
    Jakarta Capital Region
    My iPhone 5s display color changes randomly. Some moment, the display color will appeared to be washed out, while at other time it'll appear normal.

    Most noticeable on red, purple, and green color.

    Anybody else experiencing this? Don't know whether it's iOS 9.2 bug or its hardware problem.
  2. sanke1 macrumors 65816


    Nov 9, 2010
    I have a different problem on my 5S. If I DFU restore it, after restore, the screen flickers like crazy. The flicker is like a halo effect towards the 4 corners with an oval center not flickering. The flickering goes away after 1-2 days.

    But if I do a normal restore without DFU mode, there is no flicker.

    I have noticed the screen quality has gone down after 2 years of usage. It has faint dark spots along the borders and has become slightly yellowish at few places. I distinctly remember it being perfect at the time of purchase.
  3. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000


    Aug 20, 2014
    NY, USA
    Displays do tend to wear over time. I've seen a few iPhone 5's and iPod 5's develop a faint lime green hue bordering the display.
  4. vertsix macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2015
    I doubt it. My iPod touch 5th gen that I bought in 2012 still looks just as good as my iPhone 5s that I bought in 2013.

    This probably has to do with a hardware issue I'm guessing. Test your colors here:


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