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Stripes on the screen of the iPhone 14 Pro. What to do


The launch of the iPhone 14 Pro line this year has not been without problems. At the first stages, there were difficulties with activation and the camera, which shook wildly in third-party applications. Then there were regular reboots on charging and the lack of settings for Always On Display. Which often led to rapid battery consumption and user dissatisfaction with the appearance of an always-on screen. It seems that all these problems for iOS 16.2 have been resolved, but a new misfortune has appeared.

After updating to iOS 16.2 , iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max users have experienced horizontal stripes when unlocking their iPhones. They appear for a couple of seconds and immediately disappear. We find out whether this is a software or hardware failure and whether this problem can be somehow solved.

Stripes appear on the iPhone screen

This problem looks like this: when you try to unlock your iPhone, instead of instantly displaying the lock screen, a dark background appears with one or more yellow or white stripes. For the first time, this problem was fixed nine days ago, so you can associate it with the release of iOS 16.2, which just appeared on December 13th. Prior to this, users have not recorded such failures on their iPhones.

A whole thread has already appeared on Reddit, where there is a very active discussion of this problem. More than 200 comments have already appeared. From them we can conclude that no other models, except for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, are subject to the presented glitch. One of the users even turned to the service center. He was given a full diagnosis of the iPhone, which showed that there were no failures with the smartphone and the display.

He was told that this was purely a software glitch and that he needed to wait for an update that would fix this problem. Therefore, the release of iOS 16.2.1 is possible soon, in which this bug will be fixed. One Reddit user writes the following:

In the meantime, there is no update yet, the support service advised the owners of new smartphones to do the following manipulations:

  • Disable Always On Display.
  • Always lock your iPhone manually.
  • Reset it to factory settings.

In a discussion on Reddit, owners of new firmware have already experienced all these methods of solving the problem and report that disabling AOD and resetting to factory settings helps, but only for a short time. And locking the iPhone manually does not affect the appearance of stripes on the screen at all.

How to disable Always On Display on iPhone

Therefore, if you want to try to somehow solve the problem before updating, at least for a short time, then first of all do the following:

  • Open settings on iPhone.
  • Go to the “Screen and brightness” section.
  • Scroll down to the “Always on” item and go into it.
  • Disable Always On Display.

If you are already used to this feature, then it will be very problematic to stop using it. Still, despite the increased battery consumption, it’s convenient to see all notifications and time without having to highlight the screen. Personally, I doubt that disabling Always On Display will fundamentally affect the problem with the appearance of stripes.

Reset iPhone to factory settings

Therefore, it is better to immediately proceed to reset iPhone to factory settings . Please note that you cannot restore it from a backup after a reset, as the error can migrate to the restored smartphone from it. If you have some important data that you can’t do without, you definitely shouldn’t do a full reset. But if you have time and desire to experiment, then please:

  • Open Settings on your iPhone and go to General.
  • Scroll to the very bottom and select Transfer or Reset iPhone.
  • Click “Erase content and settings” and follow the instructions on the screen.

After setting up the iPhone “Like new”, observe the behavior of the screen for several days. It is possible that for some time this method will help solve the problem with horizontal stripes. It’s surprising that no one advises updating iPhone to iOS 16.3 beta . I installed it on my iPhone XR and I can say that the behavior of the smartphone has changed for the better, especially in terms of battery consumption.

Therefore, if you are faced with emerging lines on the screen of your iPhone 14 Pro or iPhone 14 Pro Max, and the above solutions did not help you, then try installing iOS 16.3 beta 1 according to our instructions. It is possible that the situation will change for the better after that. Well, if you are for official methods of treatment, then you just have to wait for Apple to fix this glitch and release the appropriate patch. Somehow this year, the release of the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max accompanies a large number of problems. I hope that in time they will all be resolved.

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