iPhone’s OLED screens do not feature “pixel shifting technology”
I was curious to know about ‘pixel shifting technology’ after reading [an article on iMore](https://www.imore.com/how-avoid-burn-and-protect-your-iphone-x-oled-screen). Do the icons really move or are they static? well, I did a small test to find out.
What I was measuring: Moving status icons (i.e: Wifi, battery, cellular icons and the home-bar)
Variables I kept constant:
1. Software version.
2. Application used.
3. Brightness was set to 50%
4. Used light mode for both the OS and the Reddit app.
Method I used:
1. Use phone as normal. I browsed reddit for 10 minutes then took a screenshot of the page.
2. Repeated this for 5 times every hour.
3. Took all my screenshots and airdropped them to my Mac and opened photoshop.
4. Layered all 5 screenshots into one and individually meddled with the opacity of the layers to see any movement of the stated icons.
From what I found, the icons do not move at all. The battery icon does move, that’s only because the phone is discharging.
This post isn’t meant to scare any of you. Use your phone how you deem fit. Apple has done an excellent job in calibrating the displays.
I just made this post to tell you guys that ‘pixel shifting’ technology is not used by iPhone. It’s only used by Android phones that have Always on Displays (AoD). Here is a (https://youtu.be/z5iFoMYfdXs?t=34).