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Apple guides in how to avoid burn-in on the OLED screens


The iPhone X is Apple’s first gadget with an OLED screen.

OLED has a few advantages over the LCD screen Apple has generally utilized for the iPhone, similar to the capacity to produce darker blacks and a more striking picture. In any case, the innovation additionally has a downside.

The greatest drawback to utilizing an OLED show is the likelihood of burn-in, implying that in the event that you leave a picture on the screen for a really long time, you risk it being permanently retained on — or burned into — the screen after some time.

Apple highlighted the risk of burn-in on the iPhone X screen in a supplement document that you can read here.

OLED screens have lower power consumption but burn-in is still a defect

“If you look at an OLED display off-angle, you might notice slight shifts in color and hue,” Apple said. “This is a characteristic of OLED and is normal behavior. With extended long-term use, OLED displays can also show slight visual changes. This is also expected behavior and can include “image persistence” or “burn-in,” where the display shows a faint remnant of an image even after a new image appears on the screen.”

The document goes on to say that burn-in can occur in “more extreme cases such as when the same high contrast image is continuously displayed for prolonged periods of time,” and that the iPhone X’s display is engineered the “to be the best in the industry in reducing the effects” of burn-in.

To evade burn-in, Apple suggests utilizing the iPhone X with auto-brightness turned on, modifying the auto lock capacity to kill the screen all the more immediately when you’re not utilizing it, and not demonstrating a similar picture for long periods of time with the screen brightness turned as far as possible up.

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