Nexus 6P How to fix the yellow tint screen issue  

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Nexus 6PJust a few days after purchasing my Nexus 6P I couldn’t help it but notice the screen on my precious 6P had a slightly yellowish tint on the screen, first I tried to ignore it, I thought perhaps it was just my imagination or the type of graphics or pages I was looking at, but after a few more days I was convinced there was an issue with my Nexus 6P,  pages with totally white backgrounds looked slightly yellowish.

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love this phone and I believe it’s simply the best phone I have ever had, I would buy it again in an instant, but this tint issue needed fixing,

THE FIX

After researching a lot I could not come up with a solution, many people commented on the internet about how increasing the brightness of the device seemed to make the problem go away, but here I was increasing brightness to %100 with no improvement outcome, it became clear to me that brightness had nothing to do with the yellow tint on the screen.

That’s when it occurred to me that perhaps I should look into the store and find an app that would let me configure device settings other than just brightness,  after some searching on the store I found an application called “Screen Adjuster Free”.

 

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This app does the magic trick, it has several settings that are not available under Android’s regular Screen settings configuration, it gives you options such as adjusting of the ‘red’ ‘green’ and ‘blue’ hues for your screen, it also has a setting to directly adjust your device’s brightness, but what we want to do here is adjust the “blue” hue on the device, in my personal case I have found that setting the “blue” slider to “+9” absolutely removes the yellowish tint on my Nexus 6P!

Side Effect

Now there’s one small negative side effect as of the time of the posting of this article with the latest version of Android Marshmallow  6.0.1 (which looks like a bug in Marshmallow and which might be fixed later on by Google with upcoming updates) when Screen Adjuster Free is enabled you might find yourself with a error that goes like “Screen Overlay detected, please go to Settings to disable it” or something around those lines whenever you attempt to change settings or permission’s on certain apps, to get around this issue simply momentarily disable “Screen Adjuster Free” by opening the app and clicking on the “Adjuster ON/OFF” setting, that’s all about it, once you set it to “OFF” you can go to the app  you were trying to change settings for and do whatever you wanted to do , once you are done go back to “Screen Adjuster Free” and turn it back to “ON”.

You can grab the app now from the Google Play Store Here.

If you have any questions simply post a comment below and tell me about  your experience while using the app, was this fix good for you? any suggestions or comments are greatly appreciated.

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Posted : January 31, 2016 12:51 pm
Tom Walts
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This really fixed it for me, thanks a million!

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Posted : February 7, 2016 2:54 pm
Eli
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Hey Tom, I'm glad my post was of some help to you and thank you so much for visiting, hope to see you again soon!

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Posted : February 10, 2016 11:42 pm
ayush kumar
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Sir i have heard that even when the screen adjuster app is running the bottom navigation bar remains unaffected and the colour difference can be seen when we are on the home screen.while watching videos and movies the bottom navigation bar dissapears.once the navigation bar dissapears can we see any colour difference anywhere on the screen? Please do answer sir

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Posted : February 16, 2016 3:26 am
ayush kumar
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Sir i have heard that evsn when the screen adjuster app is running the bottom navigation bar remains unaffrected and the slight colour difference in that area can be seen.while watching movies and videos the navigation bar dissapears . Once the navigation bar goes can we see any colour difference whatsoever anywhere on the screen? Please please do answer

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Posted : February 16, 2016 3:56 am
ayush kumar
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Sir i have heard that the bottom navigation app remains unaffected even though the screen adjuster app is running and the slight colour difference can be seen in the bottom bar when we are one the home screen.sir my question is wgen we are watching videos or movies on the 6p the bottom navigation bar dissapears so do we see nay colour difference whatsoever anywhere on the scree.? Please do answer sir.please

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Posted : February 16, 2016 4:54 am
Eli
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Hello Ayush Kumar, thanks for visiting, in my case I do not see any difference with the botton bar, once the app is installed and running there's no yellowish tint anywhere on the screen, regardless of bar visible or not, however your experience might vary, looks like the experience and area affected on the screen is not exactly the same for everybody, I say try the phone and you can always ask for a replacement or return it if it doesn't meet your needs.
Also you can try it yourself in one of the places where it is being sold, ie: Bestbuy. I hope this helps, if you have any other questions, please ask.

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Posted : February 16, 2016 8:13 am
ayush kumar
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Do you mean there is no colour difference between the screen and the bottom navigation bar even when the app is running? I have heard that the bottom navigation bar remains unaffected even when the app is running and only the notification bar and the screen is affected by the app.sir can you do one thing for me. Go to the app turn the screen adjuster app on and slide the blue hue to 100% temporarily and go back to the home screen and check if the entire screen including the navigation bar has turned blue . Sir i want to buy a nexus 6p and it is necessary for me to know if the screen adjister app fixes the screen issue everywhere.sir please do what i told you and see if the screen adjuster affects change in the entire screen.please do answer sir

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Posted : February 18, 2016 5:13 am
Eli
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Ayush, You are right, the navigation bar is not affected by the app, however does this really matter? nothing is displayed under the navigation bar, I highly doubt it that you will notice anything as the navigation bar stays either blank or black most of the time or it takes the same color as the background app, sorry didn't have time to take a screenshot for you, if you still need a screenshot I will, let me know.

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Posted : February 18, 2016 9:44 pm
ayush kumar
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Send me a screenshot i just want to know how much the difference is . Is it minimal?

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Posted : February 18, 2016 9:52 pm
Eli
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If you increase the blue hue to %100 as you suggest of course the difference will be great, because the bar is not affected by the app at all, but under regular usage you would hardly notice any difference if any, I will send you a screenshot.

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Posted : February 18, 2016 10:00 pm
ayush kumar
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Sir can you send me screenshots when the blue is at 9% and you are on the home screen and are using the stock Android wallpaper that comes with marshmallow

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Posted : February 19, 2016 11:18 pm
ayush kumar
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I hope the colour difference between the navigation bar and the screen when the blue hue is 9% is negligible and cant be sen with our eyes

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Posted : February 20, 2016 6:44 am
Eli
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Ayush Kumar, here's what it looks like with the default wallpaper and the app at my suggested %9.

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Posted : February 20, 2016 3:51 pm
ayush kumar
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Sir you said that there will be some screen overlaying detected messages that appear in some apps when the screen adjuster app is on. Sir can you show me how the message comes up on the screen. It would be great if you send me a screen shot of the same and post it over here in your reply post or send it to me via email. Please do reply.

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Posted : March 7, 2016 9:20 am
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