How to Fix Green Tint and Other Screen Problems on iPhone 12 Pro Max

Screen issues have been occurring to the newer iPhone models. A lot of users have been complaining that they are getting green tints and other screen problems on iPhone 12 Pro Max. This article should provide the necessary solution needed to address this problem. Continue reading for more information. 

How to Deal with Screen Problems like Green Tint on iPhone 12 Pro Max

Screen problems would normally occur if the phone has been dropped accidentally or been put inside tight pockets that could cause damage to the hardware components of the screen. But this is not always the case as software glitches could also result in relevant symptoms to occur.

Bugs on software are the main reason why you will suddenly encounter a screen problem on your device, even if it did not experience any sort of physical trauma. This article is meant to help those affected users that are having a green tint and other screen problems on iPhone 12 Pro Max caused by a software glitch. 

If you are one of them and you are sure that your phone has not been dropped or the screen hasn’t been pressed on, then you are free to follow the solutions found below. 

First Solution: Reset your iPhone 12 Pro Max

It is important to refresh the phone’s system before trying out other procedures. Minor software glitches can be easily rectified by restarting the device. The iPhone 12 Pro Max’s system might have been overworked by the day-to-day usage and it needs a breather to clear its system. 

You can do a force restart by following these steps: 

  1. Press and release the Volume Up button quickly.
  2. Press and release the Volume Down button quickly. 
  3. Lastly, press and hold the Side button for a few seconds until you see the Apple logo.

A simple soft reset also provides the same benefits. Here’s how: 

  1. Press and hold the Power/Side button and either of the Volume buttons simultaneously for a few seconds. 
  2. Release both buttons once the Slide to Power off prompt appears on the screen.
  3. Drag the Power off slider to the right to turn off your phone.
  4. After 30 seconds, press and hold the Power/Side button again until you see the Apple logo.

After restarting the phone, monitor the screen if it still shows abnormalities such as green tints. 

Second Solution: Check for Software Update on iPhone 12 Pro Max

iOS update could provide a quick fix to reported problems. Since green tint or other screen issues are something common to the iPhone 12 lineup, Apple developers might have released an update already to address this issue. If you haven’t updated your iPhone 12’s software, then it is time to do that now through these steps: 

  1. Access Settings from the Home screen. 
  2. Go to and select General.
  3. Tap on Software Update.
  4. Wait for the “Checking for Update” prompt to complete. 
  5. If there’s an available software update, read its description. Tap on Download and Install to apply the update on your device. 

If you have installed an update on your device, force restart it again and monitor if the screen problems still occur. 

Third Solution: Adjust the Screen Brightness on iPhone 12 Pro Max

Some users have found a remedy on green tint that occurs on their phone’s screen and that is lowering the screen brightness on the device. This could actually help as the lights being omitted on the phone might cause relevant symptoms. 

  1. Access Settings from the Home screen. 
  2. Go to and select Display & Brightness. 
  3. Use the slider to adjust the brightness on your iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Enabling the True Tone feature could also alleviate the situation and may help in resolving the issue. After making these changes, just check the screen if you still experience any issues. 

Fourth Solution: Factory Reset your iPhone 12 Pro Max

There are instances that conflicts with the apps and other installed items on your device could cause the system to act up, leading to issues such as screen problems. Cleaning the iPhone 12 Pro max via a master reset procedure could clear those stubborn glitches and fix the problem right away. 

Since this will clear your important data, create a backup first. To create a backup via iTunes:

  1. Prepare a Mac or Windows computer with the latest iTunes installed.
  2. Connect your iPhone to the computer using the Apple-supplied USB/lightning cable. 
  3. Open iTunes on your computer. Then allow iTunes to sync with your iPhone and backup files.

Then you can proceed with a factory reset: 

  1. Access Settings from the Home screen. 
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down to and then select Reset
  4. Tap the Erase all contents and settings option.
  5. Enter your device passcode once prompted.
  6. Then tap to confirm all settings reset.

Since your phone has been restored to the default settings, set it up like a new one and check if you still got a green tint or other screen problems on the iPhone 12 Pro Max. 

Fifth Solution: Perform a DFU Mode Restore on iPhone 12

The most in-depth type of restore that you can do to your iPhone 12 Pro Max is a Device Firmware Update (DFU) mode restore. This is a state where it allows your device to communicate with iTunes even when the bootloader is not sync or activated. This procedure is meant to address severe software bugs that can’t be removed by simple steps. 

This process is only recommended to those devices who did not incur any sort of physical damage or stress as this could cause a permanently bricked iPhone. To give this a try, you’ll need to prepare a Mac or Windows computer with the latest iTunes installed. 

Also ensure that your computer runs on the latest operating system that is compatible with your iPhone 12 Pro Max. If all requirements are met, connect your device to the computer using the Apple-supplied USB/lightning cable. Once connected, open iTunes on your computer, then: 

  1. Press and quickly release the Volume up button.
  2. Press and quickly release the Volume down button.
  3. Press and hold the Side/Power button until the screen goes black.
  4. After the screen turns black, press and hold the Volume down button while keep holding down the Power/Side button
  5. Wait for 5 seconds then release the Power/Side button but keep holding the Volume down button until your iPhone 12 Pro Max shows up in iTunes. 
  6. Release the Volume down button once you see your iPhone in iTunes then follow the rest of the on-screen instructions to start restoring your iPhone through iTunes.

If you are able to successfully complete the process, just perform a force restart to exit DFU mode on your iPhone 12 Pro max. Then check if the screen issues are already gone. 

Still Getting a Green Tint and Other Screen Problems on iPhone 12 Pro Max

If the problem persists after you’ve religiously followed the provided steps above, then it is time to consult this matter to Apple support. It is best to visit the nearest Apple service center so that their onsite technician will be able to check the device and see if the main cause of the green tint and other screen problems on iPhone 12 Pro Max is due to a hardware defect. 

Also Read: How to Fix iCloud Authentication Error, Unsupported Apple ID Error on iPhone 12

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