You’re using your iPhone and the screen looks more yellow than normal. Is it broken? Fortunately, the answer is no! In this article, I’ll explain why your iPhone screen has turned yellow, how to use Night Shift, and how to switch your screen back to normal.
Why Is My iPhone Screen Yellow?
Your iPhone screen looks yellow because Night Shift is turned on. Night Shift is a feature that helps you get a better night’s sleep by filtering out the daytime colors from your iPhone’s display.
Research has shown that the bright blue colors in electronic displays can trick our brains into thinking it’s daytime. When we use our laptops or phones at night, this can interfere with our ability to go to sleep.
Night Shift, a feature Apple released with iOS 9.3, filters the daytime blue colors out of your iPhone so your brain doesn’t think it’s daytime when it’s dark outside.
How Do I Turn Night Shift On Or Off?
To turn on Night Shift, swipe down from the top of your screen to open the Control Center. Then, press and hold on your Screen Brightness slider until a new menu appears.
At the bottom of your screen, tap the Night Shift icon to turn Night Shift on or off.
You can also turn Night Shift on or off by going to Settings -> Display & Brightness -> Night Shift and tapping the switch next to Manually Enable Until Tomorrow.
How Do I Permanently Disable Night Shift?
To disable Night Shift, go to Settings -> Display & Brightness -> Night Shift and turn off the switch next to Scheduled.
Why Isn’t Night Shift Working?
Even if it’s on, Night Shift doesn’t work if Low Power Mode is turned on. To turn off Low Power Mode, go to Settings -> Battery and tap the switch next to Low Power Mode.
Other Causes Of A Yellow iPhone Screen
While turning off Night Shift will fix the problem for 99% of iPhone users, there are a couple other reasons why an iPhone screen may appear yellow.
Turn Off True Tone Display
True Tone Display automatically adjusts the color and brightness of your iPhone’s screen to match the lighting around you. True Tone shouldn’t cause a significant change to your display’s appearance, but it may be the reason your screen seems abnormally yellow.
To check if True Tone Display is on, open Settings and tap Display & Brightness. You’ll know True Tone display is on if the switch next to True Tone if green. Tap the switch to turn off True Tone if it is on.
Potential Display Issues
An issue with your iPhone’s display can also make it appear yellow. Before assuming it’s a manufacturer defect or a hardware problem, try updating your iPhone. Occasionally, iOS updates can resolve display tint issues, like when iOS 14.5 resolved a green tint issue some users experience.
Open Settings and tap General -> Software Update. Tap Install Now or Download and Install if an iOS update is available.
If you’ve tried everything and your iPhone screen is still yellow, contact Apple support. Apple provides online, mail, phone, and in-person support. Make sure to schedule an appointment first if you plan to go into your local Apple Store to have your iPhone looked at.
Night Shift On, Sound Asleep
I’m not sure if Night Shift is really a cure for insomnia, but I’ve been using it since it came out and I like it. What do you think? Has Night Shift helped you to get a better night’s sleep? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.