iOS 17.1 contains fixes for iPhone 15 screen burn symptoms

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The release notes for the iOS 17.1 beta says that it contains a fix for an issue that might be the cause for the scattered reports of iPhone 15 screen burn-in.

Burn-in seen on an iPhone 15 Pro Max (source:
Burn-in seen on an iPhone 15 Pro Max (source: "Surfphysics" on Apple Support discussion)

The release notes are clear and succinct. In the update notes, Apple says that the iOS 17.1 update "Fixes an issue that may cause display image persistence."

A month after the iPhone 15 range went on sale, users of the iPhone 15 Pro Max were reporting issues with screen burn in. Despite the fix, it's not a widespread problem, and it's not known whether it also affects the iPhone 15 Pro.

Burn-in may be best known from the old days of CRT screens, but it has been an issue with OLED displays. In any case, burn-in is typically something that typically happens after a very long time with the same images being shown on the screen.

It's not clear what Apple has done to fix the issue. Presumably, it's related to the always-on display, as images shared have typically been with the phone off.

Read on AppleInsider


  • Reply 1 of 5
    Wonder why apple doesn’t default to a pixel shifting feature that can be toggled off for those who don’t want it…

    Since tvs do this. 
  • Reply 2 of 5
    Did this one last even long enough to get a "-gate"?

    (I know, I know...)
  • Reply 3 of 5
    Hope 17.1 also fixes the problem I have with keyboard click and notifications volume control is opposite…
    volume up lowers the sound and volume down raises the sound. A call to Apple Care verifies this issue and they are working on it.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    danoxdanox Posts: 2,681member
    But the blacks are black, and you can play games :smile: 
  • Reply 5 of 5
    M68000M68000 Posts: 702member
    I realize this article is about screen burn.  But,  something a bit annoying going on with ios is that the do not disturb feature is not always shutting off at the scheduled time. 
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