Apple’s iPhone X has one feature that really sets itself apart from the competition – a vibrant 5.8-inch OLED display. Organic light emitting diodes emit light through each pixel, allowing for a thinner display, more brightness, better contrast ratios, higher refresh ratios, and darker black colors. Using the more advanced technology in the OLED screen to your advantage can equate to the iPhone’s X’s battery lasting far longer, even days longer.
The iPhone X’s Super Retina display can be manipulated to make the OLEDs work for you. OLED pixels are individually lit and if you are to have them as a black color they are not using power. You start turning off a good deal of the pixels in the 2436-by-1125-pixel screen and you will increase the battery levels. Apple rates the iPhone X with up to 21 hours of talk time, up to 12 hours of internet use, and up to 13 hours of wireless video playback. By changing a few settings on your iPhone X you can even expand on those durations.
Apple offers a “Low Power Mode,” which conserves battery by adjusting settings such as the background app refresh and lowering the screen brightness. However, you can push your new iPhone to even more ridiculous power levels with some few minor tweaks to the Smart Invert Colors and Grayscale settings. To give yourself the maximum battery life possible, you’ll need to switch your screen to “grayscale.” Relax, this won’t cause the outside of your phone to become stone-like and start cracking like in Game of Thrones. To do this go to “Settings,” then “General” > “Accessibility” > “Display Accommodations.” Click “Color Filters,” then slide the toggle next to “Color Filters” to “On.” Now, tap the “Grayscale” option.
The second part to expanding your battery length is to invert the display’s colors. To accomplish this you will go to “Settings,” then “General” > “Accessibility” > “Display Accommodations.” Click “Invert Colors” and then slide the toggle next to “Classic Invert” to “On.”
This will turn on a “dark mode” for your iPhone X and transform your apps and backgrounds to black and text will be white. Less power is being consumed as everything is black and not lit up. To be honest, the all-black-everything screen looks pretty dope especially since it is an OLED screen and it has a true black color as compared to older LCD displays.
As glorious as that OLED screen is, it is more susceptible to burn-in, which can ruin the beautiful display. Click HERE for some important tips on how to save your screen. Also, check out 11 great cases to protect your iPhone X because repairs can cost $549.