First, Identify the Reason for the Yellow Spot
A yellow spot on your Xiaomi, Redmi, and Poco phone’s display can be alarming, but don’t worry – it’s often an easy fix. The first step is to determine what’s causing the yellow spot to appear. The most common reasons are:
Screen burn-in: If you frequently display the same image on your screen for long periods, like a navigation app, it can burn into the display and cause a yellow spot. This is due to the organic LEDs (OLED) aging at different rates. Burn-in is permanent, but you may be able to reduce visibility.
Fluid or moisture damage: If any liquid gets into the display panel, it may cause a yellow spot or patch. This can often be repaired by a technician drying and cleaning the display.
Faulty display panel: In some cases, a yellow spot indicates damage or defect in the LED or LCD display panel of the phone. This will require a replacement of the display panel to be fixed.
Software Fixes to Try
If the yellow spot is due to screen burn-in, there are a couple of software tricks you can try to improve it:
Reset your screen timeout: Go to Settings > Display and reduce your screen timeout to 30 seconds. This will turn off the display sooner when idle and reduce further burn-in effects.
- Go to Settings > About Phone
- Tap on ‘Kernel Version’ 7 times to enable Developer Options
- Settings > Additional Settings Option > then Developer Options
- Tap ‘Pixel Refresh’ and then ‘Pixel Fix’ to refresh the screen pixels
Use a screen saver: Activate a moving screen saver on your phone when idle or charging. The changing images can help even out pixel degradation and reduce the visibility of the yellow spot.
Hide navigation buttons: Use gestures instead of the on-screen navigation buttons, as the buttons are a common cause of screen burn-in. Hiding them when not in use can help.
Consider Using Dark Mode and Dark Backgrounds
Using a dark color scheme and backgrounds on your Xiaomi or any other phone, especially for display items that don’t change often like the navigation buttons, status bar and wallpaper can help prevent and reduce screen burn-in. The darker colors put less strain on the OLED pixels.
To turn on Dark Mode, head to Settings > Display > Dark Mode. For darker wallpapers, you can search online for “Xiaomi (your phone model) AMOLED black wallpapers”. Using darker themes for apps and menus can also help.
Hardware Fixes to Try
If the software fixes don’t work and the display panel is damaged or defective, you’ll need to have it repaired or replaced. Here are the options:
Professional display panel replacement: Taking the phone to a Xiaomi-authorized repair center is the best option. They will replace the entire display panel to fix the yellow spot and any other issues. This typically costs between $70 to $150 depending on the phone model.
DIY display panel replacement: If you’re tech-savvy, you can purchase a replacement display panel yourself and install it. However, this does run the risk of damaging the phone if not done properly. Xiaomi display panels can be found for $50 to $150 online.
Temporary fixes: As a temporary solution, you can also try applying pressure to the yellow spot to potentially restore stuck pixels, or using a yellow color filter app to hide the spot. But the underlying issue will still need to be repaired to avoid further damage.
Prevent Yellow Spots from Occurring
To help avoid getting yellow spots on your Xiaomi phone screen in the first place, follow these tips:
By taking good care of your Xiaomi phone’s display with these preventative measures, you’ll minimize the chances of developing troublesome yellow spots or other issues and keep the screen clear and bright. Let me comment if you have any other query!
In conclusion, a yellow spot on your Xiaomi phone’s display may result from screen burn-in, fluid damage, or a faulty display panel. To address screen burn-in, try adjusting screen timeout, using a screen saver, and enabling Pixel Refresh in Developer Options. Dark mode and backgrounds can also mitigate burn-in risks. If software fixes fail, consider professional display panel replacement at a Xiaomi-authorized repair center or attempt a DIY replacement if you’re skilled. Temporary solutions like pressure applications or color filter apps may offer short-term relief. Preventative measures, such as reducing screen timeout and avoiding fluid exposure, can help maintain a clear and vibrant display. Overall, being proactive in care and addressing issues promptly will ensure the longevity of your Xiaomi phone’s screen.