Oddly, some iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max users have started to see a green tint on their device screens. As per reports, a green tint appears when users unlock their devices or set the display brightness to minimum.
The green tint issue was experienced and highlighted by a Reddit user. He later found out that he was not the only one experiencing it as other users shared that they were having the same experience. The issue is not consistent for all users as it only appears for a few seconds after closing applications or unlocking their phones. Some users were able to get rid of the tint issue after restarting their devices, while others were not. It is possible that this could be a software bug that might be fixed with an iOS update.
Instances when green tint appears in iPhone 11
The following few occasions have been reported by users when they see the green tint on their iPhone:
- Unlocking the device
- Enabling Night Shift
- Enabling Dark Mode
- Low brightness
One user stated that his display gets a green tint 1 out of 4 times after he unlocks his device. He stated that:
“About 25% of the time when I unlock my launch day iPhone 11 Pro the screen looks all washed out with a green tint. After about 3 seconds it flashes back to normal. Anyone ever have this happen or know if this is a problem on iPhone 11s? I should probably do a restore/set up as new but I’m trying to avoid that if possible”
The root cause for green tints
Some users claim that this has been a re-occurring issue since they updated their iPhone to iOS 13.4.1. The green tint might not be a hardware issue as not all iPhone or iOS 13.4.1 users have been affected by it. Users have also reported this issue in iOS 13.5 and iOS 13.5.1.
On the bright side, not all iPhone models running the latest iOS 13.4.1 update are experiencing this issue. The green tint is only experienced by some iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, and iPhone X users.
If the issue is in Apple’s software updates, the company may roll out a solution for it in the next update. iOS 13.5.5 is still under testing, therefore it cannot be said if Apple has fixed the bug. The company has a good track record of acknowledging and fixing the issues highlighted by users, developers, and security hackers.