Windows 10 Yellow Screen Tint Display: How to FIX This Issue for Good

Years ago, screensavers were a staple and essential feature on desktop operating systems. They prevented screen burn-in which, with today’s display technology, is no longer a problem. Instead, we have wonderful, high-resolution displays that boast true white.

Not all displays have ‘true white’ though so it’s normal for users to see a more subdued white and likewise, all other colors aren’t as vivid unless you have an exceptionally high-quality display. While true white isn’t common for normal displays, a yellow-tinted display isn’t normal either.

Windows 10 yellow screen tint issue

Users sometimes see a yellow tint on their display. This tint feels like a filter that’s been applied and it changes how everything looks from movies, documents, and images, to the desktop.

The difference is subtle or stark depending on the tint intensity but it isn’t normal. A display may not have true white color but it’s not going to turn yellow in a few years.

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Check for yellow tint

If the yellow tint is very slight, it is possible that the light around you is creating it and your display isn’t actually tinted or, it’s possible the screen is damaged.

The easiest way to check this is by following these steps.

  1. Turn enough lights on in the room for it to be well-lit. Turn off yellow, or diffused lights.
  2. Increase the brightness of the display to its fullest.
  3. Open a new Notepad file. Maximize the window.
  4. Examine it for a yellow tint.

If you still observe the tint, try the fixes below.

1. Turn off Night Light

Night Light is a Windows 10 feature that tints the screen a warm color i.e., yellow or orange. It is meant to protect users from the bright white/blue of the screen.

  1. Open the Settings app (Win+I keyboard shortcut).
  2. Go to System>Display.
  3. Turn the Night Light switch off.

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2. Turn off or disable Flux

Night Light was inspired by Flux; an app that first introduced the idea of tinting the screen a warmer color. It has been far more popular than Night Light. Check if you have the app (or something similar) installed and disable it.

Often times, users install apps like Flux and are unaware that it has a screen tinting feature as well. Go through the apps you’re running and check if they may be tinting your screen. If the tint only appears in your browser, check if you’ve installed a screen tinting extension in it. 

3. Check display color settings

The contrast, brightness, and saturation of displays, both internal, and external can be changed and it may be what is giving a yellow tint to the screen.

Internal screen

  1. Open the graphics control panel on Windows 10; Intel Graphics Command Center, or Nvidia Control Panel, or AMD Catalyst Control Center.
  2. Go to the Display tab/page.
  3. Look for the Color settings.
  4. Select the restore to default option.

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External screen

For an external screen, you can try the above method but if it doesn’t work i.e., the external monitor’s settings cannot be changed, we strongly recommend using an app called ClickMonitor DDC.

  1. Download, install and run ClickMonitor DDC.
  2. Select your external monitor from the list of monitors at the top.
  3. Click the Reset Monitor button.

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4. Change color profile

Displays, both internal and external, have color profiles that determine how colors are rendered on the screen. Some displays can install different color profiles, while others are limited to just one or two color profiles. 

As for color profile files, you will have to find them for your display model online. A color profile is an ICC format file.

  1. Open the Settings app (Win+I keyboard shortcut). 
  2. Go to System>Display.
  3. Click Advanced Display Settings.
  4. Click Display Adapter Properties for the display with the yellow tint.
  5. In the window that opens, go to the Color Management tab.
  6. Click Color Management.
  7. In the new window that opens, make sure the correct display is selected in the Device dropdown.
  8. Enable the ‘Use my settings for this device’ option.
  9. Click the Add button.
  10. Select the profile you want to use, and click Set as default profile.

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5. Update display driver

The display driver, or the graphics driver on Windows 10 is critical to displaying colors correctly. If your display is physically fine, problems with the driver can still cause the display to look poor, or to have a yellow tint.

  1. Open Device Manager. 
  2. Expand Display adapters.
  3. Right-click the on-board graphics card and select Update driver from the context menu. 
  4. Install any update that is available and restart the system for good measure.

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Conclusion

A display is a plug & play device and once it has been set up, it’s rare for it to run into problems however, it is still hardware and it can have hardware issues caused by electric surges, a faulty wire, or exposure to vaporous chemicals etc. If you suspect the display has been damaged physically, have it taken in for repairs.                                                              

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