If your iPhone screen is blurry sometimes or all of the time you’ve got an issue on your hands that needs to be resolved. Thankfully, once you pinpoint the cause of the issue there are a number of potential fixes.
My Broken Phone has fixed countless iPhones with blurry screens, as well as iPhones that suddenly start taking blurry pictures. Sometimes the actual screen isn’t all that blurry, but colors appear less vibrant and clear than usual.
The first step is to uncover if your phone has an issue with its software or hardware. In many cases, a foggy iPhone screen signals a hardware issue, but not always. A software issue can often be resolved by simply restarting your device. If your iPhone is too broken to turn on and off, or if a simple ‘reset’ doesn’t fix the problem, you likely have a hardware issue on your hands.
If the hardware on your iPhone is damaged it will need professional repairs. We know how to quickly troubleshot and fix foggy iPhone screens on the fly, meaning your phone could be back to its original condition by the end of today.
If your iPhone screen is blurry, fuzzy or off in any way it could have to do with a number of issues including dropping your phone or poor repairs. The key to unlocking the issue with your phone is to determine what exactly it is doing wrong and when the problem started.
If your display screen is dimmer than usual the most common problem likely has to do with damaged LCD crystals. LCD crystals may become damaged during an abrasive fall, during which the wiring loom that powers the screen is dislodged or damaged in some way. Excessive pressure applied to the screen may also cause damage to LCD crystals, which will create discrepancies in screen quality.
Another possibility is poor phone repairs. If you recently had your phone screen replaced and soon thereafter noticed a foggy screen it’s likely because the repair shop used cheap parts or unskilled labor to get the job done. A genuine Apple display screen or high quality replacement screen should not be foggy unless the phone has been dropped or damaged post-repairs.
If your screen is only blurry sometimes try to pinpoint when the screen goes haywire. If you notice the screen getting fuzzier after prolonged use, the issue may relate to your device overheating for some reason. A clear sign of this type of problem is if the screen goes back to normal after the device cools down. The underlying cause of your phone overheating needs to be pinpointed before extensive damage has a chance to set in.
If you drop your phone hard enough you could actually loosen and damage the internal connections that make your phone function properly. As a result, the screen could go fuzzy, blurry or even completely black. A professional technician will need to repair these connections so that your phone returns to normal.
Water damage is another cause of fuzzy looking screens. If this is the cause of your blurry screen you will need professional repairs because the problem is related to the hardware and not the software. The moment your phone drops in water it’s important to dry it off right away. Submerge your water-damaged phone in a bag of rice to help draw out the water. Don’t put it near a heater or use any heating device to dry it out faster as this could create additional problems.
This is 100% perfectly normal and supposed to happen, although we do occasionally get customers concerned about this. The screen is meant to go blurry in the foreground when any sort of notification appears, so nothing to worry about.
If the camera lens on the back of your iPhone is dirty or scratched it could cause your pictures to turn out blurry. We can clean your camera lens and identify if scratches are to blame, if so the camera lens screen may need to be replaced.
Before paying an expert to diagnose and repair your phone there are a couple things you can try at home first.
Simply turn your phone off and then back on again to see if that fixes the issue, this is technically known as a ‘soft reset.’ Sometimes phones just need to be restarted to work normally again. In more severe cases, the phone may not turn on and off anymore.
If your screen is still fuzzy or blurry, try performing a ‘hard reset’ on your device. This includes restoring your phone to its original factory settings.
How to perform a hard reset:
- Back up all of your data through iCloud or iTunes before resetting your phone so that nothing gets lost in the process. Learn how to back up your iPhone prior to restoring it here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203977
- Go to Settings > General > Reset and then click ‘Reset All Settings’
- As a result, all of your general settings will be switched back to their original default. Resetting your phone in this manner should not cause videos, songs or messages to delete, although backing them up first is always a good idea. Beware, if you click ‘Erase All Content and Settings’ this WILL remove all songs, messages, contacts, and everything else stored on your device.
If resetting the device does not solve the problem your device may have an issue with its hardware. In which case, your best bet is to have a professional repair technician take a look at your device to identify and solve the issue. (Reference)
Yes! If resetting your iPhone does not work to fix the problem, bring it in to My Broken Phone for fast repairs you can rely on. In most cases, a fuzzy iPhone screen does not mean your phone is permanently broken. We have the tools, experience and skilled technicians to find the problem, as well as the most affordable solution.
We are one of the few repair shops in Florida, Washington and across the US that offers micro soldering repairs, which are necessary if something on the motherboard has been damaged or knocked out of place. Micro soldering repairs also allow us to recoup data on devices broken beyond repair.