Skip to main content

Apple's iOS 13.6.1 fixes the mysterious green iPhone screen bug

iPhone automatic update option
iPhone automatic update option (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple released iOS 13.6.1 yesterday, fixing three specific bugs.
  • One of those bugs saw some users experience a green iPhone screen issue.
  • The update's release notes claim to have fixed it.

Apple released iOS 13.6.1 to the public yesterday and while it wasn't the biggest update we've seen, it did fix three particular bugs. One of them relates to the weird green screen issue some people were experiencing with their iPhones.

According to the iOS 13.6.1 release notes, there were three bugs squashed this time around, but it's the middle one that we're most interested in here.

  • Addresses an issue where unneeded system data files might not be automatically deleted when available storage is low
  • Fixes a thermal management issue that caused some displays to exhibit a green tint
  • Fixes an issue where Exposure Notifications could be disabled for some users

When we last wrote about the screen tint issue nobody had any idea what was causing it, although it seemed to have been introduced alongside the iOS 13.4.1 update. It's taken a couple of months, but Apple now seems to have gotten to the bottom of it!

Shout out in the comments if you had this problem and let us know if this update fixes it for you! Fingers crossed for all of you!

Oliver Haslam
Contributor

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.

3 Comments
  • I didn’t have any of the issues with iOS 13.6 prior to iOS 13.6.1 but I’ve noticed that my iPhone 11 Pro Max gets warm and that’s been fixed slightly and battery life and performance even better now.
  • FYI, I still had the iOS 13 public beta profile and wasn’t getting offered the 13.6.1 update until after I removed the beta profile and restarted. Haven’t done my iPad, still have the iPadOS 13 public beta profile, and am still not being offered the 13.6.1 update.
  • If you're still not getting the update then it was most likely unrelated to the beta profile. Sometimes these updates just take longer to propagate to certain devices, or it may be that your device in particular is unaffected