Just 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,
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”.
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!
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.