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iPhone 12 owners report display, SMS & touch issues

Nov 18, 2020

iPhone 12 owners report display, SMS & touch issues

The news: While most iPhone 12 users are loving their new mini to max devices, some are reporting issues with strange tinting on the display, missed SMS messages and even when using screen protectors.


  • Gray/green tinting on the display: As spotted by MacRumors, some users are noticing their OLED displays exhibiting characteristics similar to LCD, with an off-putting gray/green tint rather than true black. Apple is currently investigating the issue.
  • Weak touch input on iPhone 12 mini: When using iPhone 12 mini inside a case and screen protector, the device may not be responding to touch as expected, as noted by AppleInsider. Some users say switching screen protectors does not fix the issue, but removing the screen protector entirely does.
  • And lots of intermittent issues with texts: MacRumors says some folks “aren’t seeing SMS messages from friends, are missing text messages in group chats, and…aren’t getting notifications when text messages are incoming.” Some Verizon users were able to fix the issue by installing Message+.

Our take: The only issue I’ve experienced is intermittent notifications for new messages…which is more annoying and makes me look like a bad person because I don’t reply than anything else. Let us know if you have seen any of this!