1. ScottyBoy_22's Avatar
    Another "is this normal?" thread, I'm afraid.

    Viewing my phone from the left gives the screen a yellow-cast tint.

    Viewing it from the right gives a colder-cast tint, almost blue.

    This is very faint and is much easier to see in a low-lit/dark room.

    I tried it with my iPod touch (4th gen) and it exhibited the same behavior, but to a much more drastic extent.

    For an example of it on an older iPhone, see this thread I found.

    Are my iPhone 4S viewing angles "normal?" - MacRumors Forums
    11-26-2013 12:27 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I'm sorry, but I'm not seeing it....
    11-26-2013 02:03 PM
  3. iEd's Avatar
    Never noticed this the whole time I had my 4s about 15 months.


    #Naked Tuesday
    11-26-2013 02:10 PM
  4. anon4757448's Avatar
    I didn't notice it on my 4S...but I never checked. It is not happening on my 5S.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    11-26-2013 02:35 PM
  5. TiredOfPhoneWar's Avatar
    Nothing is wrong on mine, tried to looking at it still find nothing
    11-26-2013 07:38 PM
  6. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Nadda...no color change at all on mine.
    11-26-2013 08:30 PM
  7. i7guy's Avatar
    Doesn't happen on my 5s.
    11-26-2013 08:47 PM
  8. TiredOfPhoneWar's Avatar
    I guess its the room where you are and the lights in your room buddy
    11-26-2013 09:08 PM
  9. Ricky Ramadhan's Avatar
    Never happen on my iphone, ip4s, ip5, as well as ip5s
    May be affected by lightning on your location.
    11-26-2013 09:54 PM
  10. ScottyBoy_22's Avatar
    Strange that no-one else is experiencing this. I had a look at my brother's 3rd gen iPod Touch, My Mum's 3rd gen iPod touch and my Stepdad's iPhone 3GS and they all did the same thing. In different rooms/lighting as well.
    11-27-2013 04:09 AM
  11. ScottyBoy_22's Avatar
    Took pictures of my iPod 4th gen exhibiting this.

    Left viewing angle:



    Right viewing angle:



    You can see, clear as day, the cold/warm change in screen colour, can't you? The black bar with the time in it is blue in the first picture and brown in the second picture.

    It's nowhere near as drastic on my iPhone 5S, but it still does it.
    11-27-2013 04:16 AM
  12. ScottyBoy_22's Avatar
    Tried to take a picture of it on my iPhone 5S, with the iPod touch, so excuse the bad quality, but it's clearly visible here too.





    The bottom picture has the screen showing a slightly bluer cast over it.
    11-27-2013 04:29 AM
  13. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Strange that no-one else is experiencing this. I had a look at my brother's 3rd gen iPod Touch, My Mum's 3rd gen iPod touch and my Stepdad's iPhone 3GS and they all did the same thing. In different rooms/lighting as well.
    Do any of the devices have a screen protector on them? Sometimes screen protectors can cause strange color variations on the screen when looked at from certain angles (kind of like when you look at an iOS device, or really any device like this, with sun glasses that are polarized).
    11-27-2013 06:50 AM
  14. ScottyBoy_22's Avatar
    Nope, all naked.
    11-27-2013 07:08 AM
  15. ankush77's Avatar
    i think there can be some sort of hardware issue in your phone,but cannot be sure,also wanted to know does changing the wallpaper color sorts this issue or not??
    11-27-2013 07:46 AM
  16. ScottyBoy_22's Avatar
    No, but some wallpapers highlight it more than others. For example, a grey/black wallpaper highlights it the most.
    11-27-2013 09:07 AM
  17. Eileen89's Avatar
    This has not been an issue with any of my iPhones.
    11-27-2013 09:10 AM
  18. ScottyBoy_22's Avatar
    Just checked a colleague's iPhone 4S and on my lunch break, I had a look at my girlfriend's nephew's 4S, and both did the same, to the same extent as my iPod Touch did.

    How is it that every one that I am seeing in real life exhibits this issue, yet everyone on here is saying that it's not happening on theirs?
    11-27-2013 09:19 AM
  19. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Just checked a colleague's iPhone 4S and on my lunch break, I had a look at my girlfriend's nephew's 4S, and both did the same, to the same extent as my iPod Touch did.

    How is it that every one that I am seeing in real life exhibits this issue, yet everyone on here is saying that it's not happening on theirs?
    Black magic maybe...perhaps you're the most unlucky iPhone owner...IN THE WORLD.

    11-27-2013 09:25 AM
  20. ScottyBoy_22's Avatar
    Only two of the devices are mine, though. The iPhone 5S and the iPod Touch 4th gen.

    It's not like I'm making it up, or my eyes are tricking me either, as I've shown you pictures.
    11-27-2013 09:56 AM
  21. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Only two of the devices are mine, though. The iPhone 5S and the iPod Touch 4th gen.

    It's not like I'm making it up, or my eyes are tricking me either, as I've shown you pictures.
    I don't think you're making it up...I can only go by what I see with my own eyes, and my iPhone 5S is perfect regardless of angle it is viewed at. I'd take pics, but it's the only camera I have with me, so that makes it difficult to take pictures of itself, lol.
    11-27-2013 10:00 AM
  22. ScottyBoy_22's Avatar
    I have no doubt that your iPhone screen is perfect. I believe you. I'm just confused, really.
    11-27-2013 10:10 AM
  23. acerace113's Avatar
    Placement of the backlight for the screen that's all it is. Same thing applies to computer monitors & even TVs.

    To me the angles look brighter and some look darker based on the photos you took.


    Sent from my 5th gen iPod touch or iPhone 4S/iPhone 5S using Tapatalk
    11-27-2013 11:51 AM
  24. iEd's Avatar
    I have no doubt that your iPhone screen is perfect. I believe you. I'm just confused, really.
    Now that I see how you are holding the phone. I think I can duplicate what your are getting on my 5S.

    I think it's just how the display reacts to the room lighting.

    I had to turn my brightness to full to see it. I normally have my brightness set to around 30% indoors.

    Also if I hold my phone directly in front of me with the screen to my left or right I came see the hue change. I think it's normal.



    #Naked Tuesday
    11-27-2013 12:27 PM
  25. FritzDaCat's Avatar
    It's not unusual-- it's a characteristic of LCD screens. You can get color shifts and dimming when viewing outside of the recommended viewing angle. You'll even see that the specs for your television LCD include "viewing angle"; typically around 170. The contrast also reduces significantly as you move out to wide viewing angles. Of course, it's much more noticeable on your very large home screen.
    11-27-2013 07:33 PM
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