Well basically my iPhone 6 is showing imprinted images in the background, like from previous applications and such. Basically screen ghosting.

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In this case it is impressing the home screen, but it sometimes shows previous apps and such.

What is this issue related to is it hardware or display? Please if anyone has gone through this shine a light because it's really frustrating.

  • I would say this could be more of a hardware problem ( I could be wrong). Did you experience any touch-screen insensivity, or irregular irresponisveness?
    – John K
    Dec 21, 2015 at 0:46
  • Not at all, everything is responsive.
    – alamizo
    Dec 21, 2015 at 0:49
  • I am unfortunately not an iOS or iPhone user, but is there an option in let's say General Settings called Display calibration or something similar?
    – John K
    Dec 21, 2015 at 0:54
  • There isn't one, what might this be for?
    – alamizo
    Dec 21, 2015 at 1:02
  • I just had an idea that it could be something to do with LCD calibration. Anyway, did you have any issues before? Did your phone suffer a fall, pressure, heat, or anything like that?
    – John K
    Dec 21, 2015 at 1:08

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If you have an Apple Store close to you definitely go in and/or book an appointment with a Genius. They will be able to take a look at it and advise you what has caused it. If it is hardware failure and your phone is within warranty, they will generally replace the screen for you on the spot for no charge. More often than not even if you are out of warranty, they will still replace it for free or for a much reduced price.

I agree with the others that this is a hardware issue with the LCD panel.

  • Well is either a hardware problem or LCD problem, that is what i am trying to figure out. If problem is LCD is fine because i can replace the screen/lcd myself. Although if it's a hardware problem it won't be so good for me.
    – alamizo
    Dec 21, 2015 at 16:30

Definetly a LCD problem. By now I believe you have solved it, but that ghosting effect is a result of applying too much pressure on your phone's screen and because of that you can see the imprint of your app screen. Replacing LCD fixes that for sure, but I wouldn't be bothered with that, I barely noticed it myself. :D

  • Ghosting isn't always a result of applying too much pressure.
    – JMY1000
    Dec 28, 2017 at 0:05

Im having this problem right now but if you notice that the ghosting has maybe a blue-ish tint or is in the shape of the internal battery, its definitely an expanded battery problem. That happened to me and when i took it in they said it was clear signs of a expanded battery. It was pretty beyond repair so they just gave me a new one. (if your battery is draining super slow too thats a big sign of an expanded battery)

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