Fixing different types of display issues on an Apple iPhone 11 Pro

Display issues are usually seen in earlier devices among other other symptoms of wear-and-tear. Other relevant symptoms can also occur among new devices mostly due to some random system issues such as firmware crash, erratic apps, malware and system bugs. There are also some display problems that are attributed to memory problems like screen lags and freezes from insufficient storage. Here in this post, I’ve listed some of the common iPhone display issues that may also occur on the new Apple iPhone 11 Pro handset. Read on for more information.

10 Common Display Issues that can occur on your new iPhone 11 Pro

Listed below are display problems that you may encounter on your new iPhone at some point. These problems may instigate when triggered by some software-related culprits and likewise when your phone has obtained some physical or liquid damage. I also provide some quick descriptions to give you some clues on when each of these symptoms usually occur as well as the underlying cause.


  • iPhone 11 Pro stuck on blank, black, or blue screen of death. This is when your iPhone only shows a blank, black or blue screen and somehow gets stuck in any of these screens. Aside from hardware damage, blank, black or blue screen of death problems can also be attributed to other system issues on the phone such as rapid battery drain, system crashes, broken apps and files. In some cases, an iPhone could get stuck on a blank, black, or blue screen after a major platform transition. An iPhone that gets stuck on black screen may also be enduring other issues like rapid battery drain. In this case, recharging your iPhone would be necessary. For the first onset of these problems, performing a force restart on your iphone 11 Pro will likely fix them.


  • iPhone 11 Pro stuck on white Apple logo. It’s a common problem faced by iPhone owners following a major system update implementation. This is usually what happens if some system functions and applications have gone rogue after the recent system update implementation. As a result, your iPhone couldn’t get past the white Apple logo during the reboot sequence. In other cases, an iPhone could get stuck on the white Apple logo due to a corrupted operating system. There are also a few cases where an iPhone would just restart on its own and then get stuck on the white Apple logo because of SIM card related issues.


  • iPhone 11 Pro stuck on Connect to iTunes or recovery mode screen. A lot of iPhone owners would end up having their phones stuck on recovery mode or Connect to iTunes screen when attempting to fix major system errors with a recovery mode restore. Your iPhone could end up being stuck on the Connect to iTunes screen or recovery mode screen when it failed to enter recovery mode. The same thing can happen if the recent system restore process wasn’t successful and hence, resulted in your iPhone being stuck on the recovery mode screen. Such problems are deemed major issues and the only way to fix it is through a DFU (Device Firmware Update) mode restore or iOS repair using third-party iOS repair and recovery software available.


  • iPhone 11 Pro stuck display stuck on portrait or landscape mode. This is when your iPhone would stay in one screen orientation either portrait or landscape. Sometimes, this can be an isolated issue on certain applications, particularly those that were designed to only showcase single screen orientation. However, if your iPhone screen doesn’t switch from portrait to landscape or vice versa when using all apps, that apparently denotes something is wrong and that your iPhone is more likely stuck on portrait or landscape mode. Often times, the underlying cause of this problem is attributed to some random system errors or in-app glitches and thus performing a force restart may be the only thing that’s needed in order to fix it.


  • iPhone 11 Pro ghost touch bug. As the name implies, a ghost touch bug is depicted by some bizarre display actions or uncontrolled touchscreen behaviors. The ghost touch problem was first seen among other post-update symptoms in some previous iPhone variants, particularly the iPhone X and earlier devices. It’s like something is controlling or using your device remotely that some apps or screens would just load up on their own. Performing a soft reset on the device will likely get things fixed and your phone works normally as it should. Otherwise, more advanced solutions like a master reset or system restore would be necessary.


  • iPhone 11 Pro random display lags and freezes. Lagging and freezing symptoms are often attributed to memory issues on the phone. These usually occur when your iPhone’s internal memory is running low. Aside from low memory, random lags and freezes can also arise among other performance issues on the device. These can also be tied to other issues like iPhone overheating and corrupted applications. To deal with software-related lagging and freezing symptoms on an iPhone, uninstalling old files and unused applications as well as installing pending software updates can help.


  • iPhone 11 Pro touchscreen is not responding. This is when your iPhone stopped working. Aside from system crashes, rogue apps, malicious software and corrupted files can also be the underlying cause of the problem. Just like a computer, your iPhone system can also be halted by any of the said culprits. Performing a force restart will usually fix your device and get it back up and responding properly again unless fatal system errors or corrupted system is the main trigger.


  • iPhone 11 Pro delayed touchscreen response. Considering the system specifications of your new iPhone, it is supposed to respond quickly to screen gestures. Nonetheless, many iPhone owners have raised some complaints regarding an issue on delayed touchscreen response. For some reason, their iPhone is responding late to certain screen gestures. So it’s like their phone is slowing down. A misbehaving application as well as random system errors can be the root cause of this problem, so force closing background apps and installing pending app updates will likely fix your device.


  • iPhone 11 Pro screen flickering. The problem about a flickering display or screen flickering was deemed widespread during the iPhone 5 and 6 era. This was when the iPhone display seems to quiver unexpectedly. Many cases of screen flickering issues have been tied to a damaged screen component, hence iPhone repair or screen replacement was needed. Nonetheless, an iPhone screen could also flicker even without hardware damage. This is usually the case when a certain application has become rogue and then started to trigger some peculiar behaviors. To deal with software-related screen flickering issue on your new iPhone, a soft reset or force restart will likely solve it. Uninstalling and reinstalling rogue apps can also be the main solution to this screen problem.


  • iPhone 11 Pro screen discoloration. This is when your iPhone screen shows some undesirable colors like broken green, yellow, or white lines manifesting on the bottom corner of the display or other parts of the iPhone screen. Oftentimes, screen discoloration is attributed to a damaged display component that requires hardware replacement or physical repair. That said, taking your iPhone to the nearest Apple-authorized service center is usually needed. If the screen discoloration only occurs only when using a certain app on your phone, then it’s an indication that the problem is isolated to that application. In this case, updating or reinstalling the application will likely solve the problem.


What to do if you encounter any of these display issues on your iPhone 11 Pro?

If any of these symptoms started to show up after you accidentally dropped or got your iPhone wet, then it’s likely a direct indication of some sort of physical or liquid damage your phone has obtained from that incident. In that case, your iPhone needs service. Meanwhile, if any of these just occur on your device and that you are certain that your phone isn’t damaged, then ruling out software-related factors that trigger the symptoms would be necessary. Among the factors that you should consider eliminating are malware, corrupted data, system errors, bad apps, update bugs and memory-related issues.

Installing the latest iOS update available for your iPhone often times resolves system-related issues including symptoms affecting the iPhone display or touchscreen behaviour. The latest iOS version Apple has rolled out for iOS 13 devices is iOS version 13.2.3. Try to check if your iPhone is already eligible for this update and if it is, you should consider updating your device. Apple’s recently released iOS 13.2.3 update is delivering important fixes, particularly stopping apps from updating their own. Implementing this update may likewise be the key to rectifying any software-related touchscreen issues on your iPhone 11 Pro.

Facing any other display issues on your new iPhone 11 Pro?

Enumerated above are just ten common display issues that have been encountered and raised by previous iPhone owners. If you happen to encounter any other relevant issues on your new iPhone 11 Pro display that are not in the list, please share it in the comment section and we will try to find some means to address that problem in our next posts.

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