How to Fix Nintendo Switch OLED Screen Burn-in Issue

Nintendo is the OLED screen that gives you higher contrast images, and brighter colors than the Nintendo Switch Standard and Lite LED. But, this type of screen panel is very prone to Burn-in Issues which affects the viewing experience.

OLED shows are inclined to screen wear, so static pictures discolor spaces of a screen over a long time and leave behind a “screen burn-in issue.” Fortunately, some system settings are in place to reduce the wear and tear on the Nintendo Switch OLED screen from day one.

How to Fix Nintendo Switch OLED Screen Burn-in Issue

Tips to Fix Nintendo Switch OLED Screen Burn-in Issue

It is a very common issue that Nintendo Switch users are often facing. Although it is a manufacturing defect and you have nothing to do with this, there are still many workarounds that you can try to fix it.

 1) Set Brightness to Automatic 

The way the console itself adjusts the brightness intensity to the ambient conditions, avoiding too high a value that is unnecessary. We don’t recommend it, but if you turn this off, you’ll at least avoid turning the brightness up too much. The higher it is, the higher the load on the panel and thus the risk of image storage.

To adjust the brightness automatically, follow these steps:-

  • Open the quick settings menu by pressing and holding the Home button.
  • In the Quick Settings menu, make sure that automatic brightness is set to On.
  • In the AutoBrightness setting, you will see the brightness bar with which you can manually reduce the brightness using the control pad, the left analog joystick, or the right analog joystick.

2) Turn On Automatic Sleep Mode

Another method that we can advise you to activate is to turn on auto-sleep mode, especially when you want to use the console, especially in portable mode. Anyone can pause a game to answer a call or watch a funny video from a friend.

Remember that in these cases, the console will display the same screen as everyone else for several minutes, increasing the risk of burns; thanks to the automatic sleep mode, your Nintendo Switch will go off by itself into standby mode.

After a certain amount of inactivity, which you can determine yourself (we recommend that you use it as little as possible).

To activate the automatic sleep mode, proceed as follows:

  • If you have not already done so, switch on your OLED Nintendo Switch system.
  • Press the Home button on the JoyCon to open the Home menu.
  • From the Start menu, select System Settings.
  • In the System settings menu, scroll down and then select Sleep Mode in the left bar.
  • Select Auto Sleep (playback on the console screen) on the right side of the same menu.
  • In automatic sleep mode (playback on the console screen), you have the following options: 1min, 3min, 5min, 10 min, 30 min, Never.

You must select 1 min to prevent the OLED screen from burning.

3) Disable Vivid Console-Screen Colors on Switch OLED

Afterward, you must try to disable the Vivid Console-Screen Colors option on your Nintendo Switch OLED system to prevent it from screen burning issue.

To disable Vivid Console-Screen Colors, you need to do the following:

  • To open the start menu, press the start button.
  • Go to System Settings in the Start menu.
  • When you get to System Settings, scroll down and then select System.
  • On the right side of the same menu, select ConsoleScreen Colors. If the ConsoleScreen Colors setting is set to Vivid, then you need to change it to Standard.

4) Breaks while playing and watching videos

If you are playing a video game, then UI, including the screen. The front display can cause problems with the screen. When you’re watching a video, a logo can cause problems.

We, therefore, recommend using your Nintendo Switch OLED during long and uninterrupted viewing or gaming sessions with frequent breaks. During the downtime of your System, it’s very important that ( if you set sleep mode in auto, then it’s right otherwise) put your System manually to sleep mode to give the OLED screen some rest. This can help you out from the screen burn issues.


Many modern OLED screens are very burned resistant, so the new Nintendo Switch model is likely to follow suit. At this stage, however, prevention is better than follow-up. All settings here can be found on the standard Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite models. So if you are hoping for OLED-exclusive burn-in protection, you will (hopefully) have to wait until Nintendo patches something.

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