Ever since the first iPhone was released in June of 2007, Apple has completely redefined how we use smartphones. For more than a decade now, iPhones have dominated the smartphone industry.

With over 2.2 billion units sold to date, iPhones offer premium build quality coupled with a smooth software experience.


That said, some iPhone owners have been complaining about the screen getting blurry at the top left corner. Many are frustrated the screen is actually blurry, like the background of photos taken by DSLR cameras.

The problem seems to be preventing many from seeing the time since it covers half of the notification bar (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10). Users tried resetting their iPhone to factory settings but that didn’t help either.

You can see in the image below how blurry the top left corner of the iPhone’s screen is.

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Blurry top left corner of iPhone screen. The top left part of my iPhone 13 screen is blurry. Not like a stain or anything, it’s like it’s being censored. If I drag the top right corner down it becomes unblurred, but when I let go it goes back to blurry. Anybody know how to fix this?

It’s been happening to me around once or twice a week even AFTER restarting my phone. Whenever I switch out of watching a video on Netflix or Youtube with the screen rotated horizontally to, say, my home screen that automatically rotates itself again, the blur shows up.

Not always, but seemingly more often than what other posts have been saying even after the temporary fixes. Anyone else on the same boat? It’s just getting really irritating and I’m wondering if there are other fixes for this bug?

As it turns out, the problem is not new with some reports dating back to December of 2020.

While Apple is yet to comment on the matter, we stumbled across a workaround that might help fix the blurry screen in the top left corner of the iPhone.

It looks like the problem is not related to hardware but is rather caused by software. It requires users to open the Settings app, head over to Display and Brightness, and switch from light to dark mode.


Also, a user said they contacted Apple who allegedly said they will be fixing the issue with iOS 15.6 update.

Yea spoke to someone at apple and they said it’s a software problem hopefully fixed in 15.6

As always, we will be keeping an eye out for more information and update this article with relevant information so stay tuned.

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Anurag Chawake
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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.

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