Fix screen color issues, screen burn, green lines, colors shift after iOS 13.2.3 on iPhone XS Max

Screen color issues, screen burn, green lines, and colors shift on your iPhone XS Max display are often linked to hardware issues. Thus, the error can’t be rectified effortlessly except if these symptoms are software-related. To address these display screen issues on your iOS 13.2.3 iPhone XS Max device, read further and try the applicable solutions we have mapped out below.

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Fixing screen color issues, screen burn, green lines and colors shift on iPhone XS Max

There are a lot of factors why the display screen of your phone gets distorted colors, having ghost image or also known as screen burn, visible green lines, and color shifting. Settings misconfiguration transpired during the iOS implementation and random software errors are among the possible triggers. To eliminate these software-related factors, check out the tweaks we have listed below and see if it will be able to correct the screen issue on your iOS device.

First solution: Restart iPhone XS Max to fix screen color issues, screen burn, green lines and color shift after iOS 13.2.3.

Random software glitches can be eliminated by giving your phone a quick restart. Being said, you need to carry out a soft reset or force restart on your device. Doing so will also give your phone a clean and fresh start. Here is how you soft reset your iPhone XS Max:

  1. Press and hold the Side or Power button and either Volume Up/Down button simultaneously for a few seconds.
  2. Release both buttons when the Slide to Power Off command appears.
  3. Then drag the slider to the right for a complete device shut down.
  4. After 30 seconds, press and hold the Side or Power button again until the Apple logo appears.

Wait for the phone to completely boot up and check if the unwanted colors and images on your phone screen are already gone. Alternatively, you can also do a force restart on your device. This option is also ideal if you phone screen is lagging or freezing. This option offers the same output as with soft reset, but it will also force closed running apps in the background. The random software glitches can also be attributed by these running background apps, so closing all of them might as well help in fixing the screen issues on your iPhone XS Max device. Here is how you force reset your iPhone:

  1. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  2. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  3. Then, press and hold the Side/Power button until the Apple logo appears.

Once your phone has successfully passed through the boot-up sequence, observe the screen display of your device. If you it is still showing screen color issues, screen burn, green lines, or color shift, move on to the next solution.

Second solution: Disable color filters and enable auto-brightness feature on your iPhone XS Max.

Good thing about Apple device is that it will allow you to filter color for viewing enhancements, according to your preference. However, you might have selected a color that prompted your phone to show unwanted colors. The brightness might be very intense too, that is why you are showing ghost images or having colors shift. To rule this out, try to disable the color filters and enable auto-brightness using these steps:

  1. Go to Settings and select General.
  2. Tap on Accessibility.
  3. Then select Display Accommodations.
  4. Tap on Color Filters. If the feature is enabled, toggle the switch to turn it off.

However, if you want to use the Color Filter on your device, you can simply adjust the filters to your convenient. Meanwhile, to enable the auto-brightness, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings from Home.
  2. Select General.
  3. Tap on Accessibility.
  4. Then select Display Accommodations.
  5. Toggle the Auto-Brightness switch to enable the feature. Doing so will prompt your phone to automatically adjust its brightness level depending on the surroundings brightness level.

After making the necessary changes, restart (soft reset) your iPhone XS Max to make sure that the recent settings update will be applied properly.

Third solution: Reset all settings to fix screen color issues, screen burn, green lines, colors shift after iOS 13.2.3 on iPhone XS Max.

Your phone’s settings could have been automatically altered after the iOS update, thereof affecting the screen display settings. If these screen issues become apparent due to misconfigured settings, restoring your phone’s settings to default might be of help. Here is how:

  1. Head to Settings from Home.
  2. Select General.
  3. Scroll down to and tap Reset.
  4. Then select Reset all settings from the given options.
  5. If asked, enter your device passcode and then continue.
  6. Then select the option to confirm all settings reset.

Your phone will reboot by itself after the reset. By then, all customized settings are deleted including those that ruined the screen display of your iPhone XS Max. Whenever the phone is back up and running, you can proceed to enable the necessary features like Wi-Fi. Then check if the screen issues have been fixed by this trick. If not, troubleshoot your phone further.

Fourth solution: Restore your phone to factory default settings.

Major software errors can be persistent and need a more-advanced solution to be addressed with. Hence, you can carry out a full system reset to correct the screen problem. This option will wipe everything from your phone’s system including the saved files, so make sure to back them up beforehand. To factory reset your device, here are the steps:

  1. From the Home screen, launch the Settings app.
  2. Select General.
  3. Scroll to and tap Reset.
  4. Then select Erase all content and settings.
  5. Enter your device passcode when asked to continue.
  6. Then select the option to confirm factory reset.

Wait until the phone boots up again after the factory reset. Then follow the onscreen prompts to set up your phone as new again. If the screen issues still persist, check the next troubleshooting guide and see if it will be able to fix the problem.

Fifth solution: Restore your iPhone via recovery mode in iTunes.

If everything else fails to fix the screen color issues on your device, try to utilize iTunes to help fix the problem. This option seemed to be radical especially in fixing screen issues, so you can also give it a try and see if you can attain the desired outcome. To get started, you need to have a Mac or Windows computer with the latest iTunes software installed. Then connect your phone to the computer using a USB cable or lightning cable and follow these steps:

  1. Then launch iTunes on your computer.
  2. Once your phone show’s up in iTunes, press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  3. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  4. Then, press and hold the Side or Power button and continue holding down the Power button until the Connect to iTunes screen appears.
  5. The options to either Restore or Update will appear.
  6. Select Restore for iTunes to wipe out everything from your phone’s memory and restore is iOS.

Wait until the process has been completed. Then check if the screen color issues are already fixed.

If the screen color issues persist, contact Apple Support

The solutions that we have listed above are proven to resolve software-related errors. Hence, there is a big possibility the your phone screen has been damaged or there could be a potential hardware issue inflicted your phone’s system. You can continue troubleshooting your device by carrying out the DFU Mode (Device Firmware Update) restore though iTunes. But if you think these screen issues can no longer be rectified on your end, better escalate the issue to Apple Support for further assistance and recommendations. You can also bring your iPhone to your nearest service center for a possible screen repair.