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    A part of the display is discoloured, what can I do?

    You may experience that the screen is fully or partially discoloured. This article sorts out what to do when discolouration only covers part of the display. If the whole screen is discoloured, see the support article "The whole display is discoloured, what can I do?".

    Try these methods one after the other. Verify whether the problem was solved after each method, before trying the next one.

    • Turn off your device and then turn it back on.
    • Restart your Xperia device in Safe mode. Use Safe mode to check if any downloaded applications are causing the problem. In Safe mode, your device only starts with software and applications that were already installed when you purchased your device. If the device’s performance improves in Safe mode, it’s likely that one or more of your downloaded applications are affecting the device negatively.
      You can exit Safe mode and restart the device to uninstall the applications that you suspect are causing the problem.
    • Check if there is a software update available for your Xperia device using Xperia Companion. Tap or click here to read more about how to update and find the latest software version.
    • Perform a factory data reset. Note! Back up all personal data before performing a reset. All data in the internal memory is overwritten during a factory data reset. Content on an external SD card is kept.
    • If the screen is still discoloured, contact us.

    Detailed instructions

    Enabling Safe mode

    Android 8.0

    To enable Safe mode

    1. While the device is powered on, press and hold down the power key.
    2. Touch and hold Power off until the device starts to power off.
    3. Wait for the device to restart in Safe mode.

    Tip: To watch a video of how to enable and exit Safe mode, tap or click here.

    Android 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 7.0, 7.1 or 7.1.1

    To enable Safe mode

    1. While the phone is on, press and hold down the power key.
    2. In the pop up window, touch and hold Power off until the Reboot to safe mode message appears.
    3. Tap OK and let your device restart in Safe mode.

    Exiting Safe mode

    To exit Safe mode

    • When in Safe mode, restart the phone.

    Performing a factory data reset

    Android 8.0

    To perform a factory data reset

    Note! To avoid permanent damage to your device, do not interrupt a factory data reset procedure.

    1. Back up any important data that is saved on the internal memory of your device to a memory card or other non-internal memory. If you have any encrypted files stored on an SD card, you should also remove the encryption to ensure you can still access them after the reset.
    2. Find and tap Settings > System > Reset.
    3. Tap Factory data reset > Reset phone.
    4. If required, draw your screen unlock pattern or enter your screen unlock password or PIN to continue.
    5. To confirm, tap Erase everything.

    Tip: To watch a video of how to do a factory data reset, tap or click here.

    Android 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, 7.0, 7.1 or 7.1.1

    To perform a factory data reset

    Note! To avoid permanent damage to your device, do not interrupt a factory data reset procedure.

    1. Back up any important data that is saved on the internal memory of your device to a memory card or other non-internal memory. If you have any encrypted files stored on an SD card, you should also remove the encryption to ensure you can still access them after the reset.
    2. From your Home screen, tap the Application screen icon.
    3. Find and tap Settings > Backup & reset > Factory data reset.
    4. Android 5.0/5.1: Mark the Erase internal storage checkbox if you want to erase data such as pictures and music on the internal storage. This does not affect content on the SD card.
    5. Tap Reset phone/tablet or Erase everything.
    6. If required, draw your screen unlock pattern or enter your screen unlock password or PIN to continue.
    7. To confirm, tap Erase everything.

    Note! Your device does not revert to an earlier software version of Android when you perform a factory data reset.

    Tip: To watch a video of how to do a factory data reset in Android 7.0, tap or click here.

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