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There are coloured stains or tint on the display, what can I do? (Android 10, Android 11 or Android 12)

The display looks tinted, can it be fixed?

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    Valid for

    • Android 12
    • Android 11
    • Android 10

    Try the following methods one after the other. Verify whether the problem was solved after each method before trying the next one.

    1. Turn off your device and then turn it back on.
    2. Check the protective screen or case.
      Make sure that the perceived stains are not caused by a protective screen film or case used together with your device.
    3. Remove any such accessories to confirm that there are stains on the display.
    4. Use the Xperia Tests feature in the Support app to find out if the stains are the result of one or more missing or odd-coloured pixels.
      Find and tap   (Support). If this is the first time you have opened the Support app, tap ACCEPT to accept the privacy policy.
      On the Xperia Tests tab, scroll down and tap Display, then follow the on-screen instructions.
    5. Check if there is a software update available for your Xperia device using Xperia Companion.
    6. Perform a factory data reset.
      Attention: When you perform a factory data reset, you erase all personal data stored on the internal storage of your Xperia device. Make sure that you always back up data stored on the internal storage that you want to keep before performing a factory data reset. Photos, videos, music and documents stored on the SD card are not erased during a factory data reset. To avoid permanent damage to your device, do not interrupt a factory data reset procedure. 
    • Find and tap Settings → System → Advanced → Reset options → Erase all data (factory reset) → Delete all data.
    • If required, draw your screen unlock pattern or enter your screen unlock password or PIN to continue.
    • To confirm, tap Delete all data.
    1. If coloured stains or tint still appear, contact us.