Today we’re going to resolve the issue of screen color messed up on your iPad.
Before you make an appointment for an eye, however, you can try one of these simple solutions – they worked for some users.
Without further hesitation, let’s get your messed up colors back in alignment:
Have you adjusted the color filters on your device? Many iPad users do, switching to greyscale to eliminate bright colors that are harsh on the eyes or intensifying colors to make it more accessible.
The sophisticated iPad OS makes such alterations easy but, fortunately, it also makes reversing them just as straightforward:
If switching off the color filters hasn’t resolved your problem, try restarting your device. This quick solution fixes most minor glitches and only takes a few minutes and a specific combination of keys to complete.
To reboot an iPad with a Home button:
If your iPad uses Face ID, it won’t have a Home button. To restart this type of device, hold down both the Power button and either one of the volume control keys. Then follow steps 2 to 5 as detailed above.
In step 2 of this tutorial, we talked you through how to perform a soft restart on your iPad. If that hasn’t resolved your blurry colors and distorted display, then you may need to complete a hard restart instead.
To force reboot an iPad with a Home key:
To perform a force restart on an iPad with Face ID:
Software updates resolve a multitude of issues, fixing bugs, boosting security, and improving performance. It could be an out-of-date piece of software that’s causing your display to distort, so if the previous steps haven’t worked, it’s well worth giving this one a shot.
Before you take the first step, however, connect your device to the internet and make sure it has at least 50% battery available.
If you’re still viewing a blurry screen with strange colors, you need to keep calm and reset your device to factory default. I know it sounds scary, but your data and media will be safe, even if your passwords and login credentials aren’t.
By resetting in this manner, you can clean up any debris, sweeping out various glitches and inconsistencies at the same time. Make sure you’ve backed up all your passwords and logins before you start.
This process should put your colors back in their usual places and hues but, if this doesn’t work, don’t worry – we still have a few tricks up our sleeves.
FixGo is a versatile repair tool that’s proven to resolve over 200 iOS and iPadOS problems without endangering your valuable data.
The standard repair mode is your first port of call and is generally all you need to fix screen problems and display issues. If this doesn’t work, you still have the option of using the Advanced mode that uses cutting-edge technology to resolve the most critical iPad problems.
To use FixGo, follow these instructions:
Once the repair process is complete and FixGo notifies you, it’s time to restart your iPad and see if your screen has returned to normal. Still, no luck? Then it’s time to get technical.
DFU stands for Device Firmware Update and is something of a last resort. Providing advanced solutions for critical system errors, this is the most in-depth restoration process available for iPads.
If your iPad uses Face ID, follow these ten steps:
Once the process is complete, perform a force restart (as detailed in step 3) to exit DFU mode.
For iPads with a Home key, repeat steps one and two of the instructions above and then:
The on-screen instructions will walk you through the restoration process.
Hopefully, your screen looks normal now, and the strange colors and distorted hues are a thing of the past. If not, the problems go deeper, and you’ll need to seek technical support from Apple.
The solutions listed above will rectify most screen problems and display issues but, in more critical cases, there’s no choice but to refer back to the manufacturers and seek expert advice.