How To Fix iPhone 12 Yellow Screen Display Problem

Are you tired of seeing your iPhone 12 having the yellow screen display problem?

If you own an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro, you must have started to notice that your screen is turning yellowish or greenish. At times, it can also be a paperwhite color. If you are experiencing this OLED screen issue, you are not alone in this as hundreds of users have been reporting this issue to Apple

Although Apple has acknowledged this, there is still no available fix for the issue, which makes many users upset and frustrated as these latest iPhone devices were not inexpensive at all. 

Apple only asked the users to wait for the next iOS update as this seems to be a software issue, but with the number of reports going up, this did not stop some users from seeking out a workaround.

So if you are one of the affected users, you are in luck because we have prepared a list of fixes that you can try to alleviate this situation. 

If you are ready, then let’s dive right in!


1. Turn Off True Tone.

Since this is an iPhone 12 yellow screen display problem, it is only natural that some screen settings will need to be adjusted in order to fix it. According to some users, one of these settings is the ‘True Tone’.

Apparently, if ‘True Tone’ is enabled, the display appears warmer than normal, which makes the screen look yellowish or greenish. But once ‘True Tone’ has been disabled, it will lessen the warm display color.

Here’s how you can turn off ‘True Tone’:

  1. Begin by opening up your iPhone’s Settings.
  2. After that, go to Display & Brightness.
  3. Then if True Tone is turned on, turn it off by toggling the setting.


Now, try to check if the issue will still reoccur. Luckily, this has resolved the issue for you as it did for some users, however, if it did not, you may proceed with our next suggestion.



2. Turn Off Night Shift.

Another easy fix for this issue is disabling the ‘Night Shift’ setting. This is also likely to be the cause of the issue as ‘Night Shift’ automatically adjusts the display colors to warmer colors. Evidently, warmer colors make the display easier on your eyes, especially during the night.

Like what some users said about ‘True Tone’, once ‘Night Shift’ has been disabled, this is supposed to lessen the warmer display color.

Here’s how you can turn off ‘Night Shift’:

  1. Begin by opening up your iPhone’s Settings.
  2. After that, go to Display & Brightness.
  3. Then if Night Shift is turned on, turn it off.


With that out of the way, your iPhone 12 yellow screen display problem should already be resolved. Hopefully, once you have applied this suggestion, the issue should not come back.



3. Adjust The Color Tint.

If turning off the ‘True Tone’ and ‘Night Shift’ still did not work for you, you may want to try adjusting the ‘Color Tint’. This is another setting that you can easily adjust the color of the screen display to your liking.

Before adjusting the ‘Color Tint’, ensure that ‘True Tone’ and ‘Night Shift’ are still both turned off. To add to that, it would also be better if you have an older iPhone to compare the standard white screen color.

Here’s how you can adjust the ‘Color Tint’:

  1. Begin by opening up your iPhone’s Settings.
  2. After that, go to Accessibility.
  3. Next, go to Display & Text Size.
  4. Then if Color Filters is turned off, turn it on by toggling the setting.
  5. After that, select Color Tint.
  6. Finally, adjust the Hue and Intensity to remove the warmer color.


Now, you may check if the yellow screen display problem has been resolved in your iPhone 12. We are getting our hopes up on this one!



4. Turn On Other Display Settings.

Unfortunately, if turning off the settings did not work its magic on you, you can try turning it all on. You’re probably furrowing your eyebrows right now, but you read it right.

This suggestion may sound ridiculous, but it worked for some users. Although this is more tedious than the previous methods, it is still worth a try.

Here’s how you can turn on other display settings:

  1. Begin by opening up your iPhone’s Settings.
  2. After that, go to Display & Brightness.
  3. Then if True Tone is turned off, turn it on by toggling the setting.
  4. Next, go back to your iPhone’s Settings.
  5. After that, go to Accessibility.
  6. Next, go to Display & Text Size.
  7. Then if Reduce White Point is turned off, turn it off by toggling the setting.
  8. After that, move the slider and set it to 25%.
  9. Next, look for Color Filters. If it is turned off, turn it on by toggling the setting.
  10. Then select Color Tint.
  11. Finally, adjust the Hue to about 60% and set the Intensity to its minimum.


When you’re done with all of that, here comes the moment of truth! Let us know if this worked for you. We would love to hear your feedback!



5. Update To The Latest iOS Version.

Like what we mentioned earlier, although Apple has acknowledged this issue, they are considering this as a software bug that will be fixed on the next iOS release. Although this doesn’t sound good to most of the affected users, there is no choice but to update to the latest version since we never know which version is the fix included.

Always remember that before performing an update, your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network and has at least 50% battery life. Taking note of this will make your update more seamless.

Here’s how you can update to the latest iOS version:

  1. Begin by opening up your iPhone’s Settings app.
  2. Next, select Software Update.
  3. Then check if an update will appear.

update to the latest ios version  


  1. If an update appears, select Install Now. This will begin the update, which may take a couple of minutes or an hour to finish, depending on your network.
  2. Finally, your iPhone will automatically restart once the update has been completed.

With that out of the way, we hope that an update is all it takes to resolve this iPhone 12 yellow screen display problem. We’re crossing our fingers that the latest version has the fix.



6. Use Dr. Fone.

Have you tried Wondershare’s Dr. Fone

It has become very popular with many users as it ensures that your privacy is thoroughly protected with its data encryption and advanced fraud protection features. It also serves as an all-in-one tool for both iOS and Android devices, especially for data recovery and transfer, system repair and many more.

To add to that, issues like data loss, or performance issues such as the iPhone 12 yellow screen display problem, may be resolved by using this tool. So you don’t have to worry about using various softwares for each troublesome issue.



Dr. Fone is very user-friendly, so you don’t need to be tech-savvy to use it. It has also received a lot of positive feedback from PC World, Forbes, CNET and the likes, so why not give it a go and see it for yourself?


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7. Go To The Nearest Apple Store.

Once you have reached this part of the article, you are probably already exhausted from trying out our suggestions. Unfortunately, if you have tried everything but none still worked for you, you can always contact your nearest Apple Store.



If you have decided to go to this route, ensure that you have a backup of all your data on your iPhone as an Apple support may likely perform some troubleshooting on your iPhone and things can go wrong. 



But if you decide to skip the troubleshooting, you can always choose to ask for a refund or to exchange it for a brand new iPhone 12, hoping the issue will not happen on the replacement.


Now we have reached the end of our article, but we hope we were able to be of help to you. If you have any questions or any feedback, please feel free to comment it down below.


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  • John Sixto

    John is a staff writer at Saint and comes from a SAP ABAP development background. He has a Bachelors in IT and has been writing since 2018, with over 500 posts published. He loves to build PCs and has a deep curiosity in understanding how different components and configurations work. John spends hundreds of hours at a time, researching and testing the software and apps, before he proceeds to write about it. LinkedIn X (Twitter)

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