Oil-Slick / Rainbow on screen when viewed at angle

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  1. WolfSnap macrumors 6502a

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    I use a proclip in my car, so my iPhone 6s Plus sits a bit to my right, and (unfortunately) has a bit of an angle to my eyes. Imagine you're holding the phone slightly rotated away from your face, and holding it to the side.....

    Anyways, I've noticed that when the light of the sun hits the face of the phone I get an oil-slick rainbow effect.

    Looking straight on eliminates the rainbow effect.

    Anyone else notice this?
     
  2. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    Is your device covered with any screen protector? Low quality screen protectors are known to have this rainbow effect
     
  3. WolfSnap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. No protectors. Happens on both our iPhone 6s Plus'
     
  4. Conan86 macrumors 6502

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    Must be the oleophobic coating then. Haven't noticed it on mine though
     
  5. WolfSnap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's an oil-slick look -- totally different than my 6 Plus.

    I'll see if I can get a photo of it tomorrow when the sun is up.
     
  6. SisterBlue22 macrumors 6502

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    Do you wear polarized sunglasses? They will cause that effect.
     
  7. PNutts macrumors 601

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    If you change the title of this thread I'll be happy to participate.
     
  8. Streetmagus22 macrumors newbie

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    None in my screen and I know what you're describing. Perhaps oily screen? Try cleaning it and then see.
     
  9. WolfSnap thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know. I double checked -- it's there without any glasses on.

    I actually changed it.. Happy? :)

    It was clean. I cleaned it again. Still there.
     
  10. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Well played, Sir. :) I'll check tomorrow.

    I'm so glad there are still people in the forums with a sense of humor, even with my weak attempts at it.
     

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