Most of the higher-end smartphones today come with OLED displays. This is because OLEDs produce better colors and each pixel is self-illuminating. This means pixels in an OLED screen can be completely turned off resulting in true blacks. In smartphones, this saves battery. But OLED screens might produce a green tint in some smartphones – this includes Galaxy Note 20 and 20 Ultra. So, if you own one of those phones and experiencing this issue, this article is for you. Here’s how to fix green tint on Galaxy Note 20 screen.

fix green tint on Galaxy Note 20 screen

Fix green tint on Galaxy Note 20 screen

There have been a lot of reports from users seeing a green tint on their Galaxy Note 20 and Ultra’s screens. This occurs when you lower the brightness to a certain threshold. Faulty AMOLED drivers are to be blamed here. However, there are two workarounds you can do to avoid this issue. Until Samsung rolls out an update for fixing this issue, you’re stuck with these workarounds.

Solution 1: Lowering Green Balance

Step 1: Go to Settings.

Step 2: Scroll down and select Display.

Step 3: Tap on Screen Mode.

Step 4: Select Vivid.

Step 5: Tap on Advanced Settings.

Step 6: Find the Green Balance option and turn it all the way to zero.

Although this is not a practical fix, that’ll have to do for now.

Solution 2: Brightness

Since the green tint occurs when you lower the brightness to a certain threshold and it is more noticeable on a gray background, you might want to avoid doing those two.

fix green tint on Galaxy Note 20 screen

Until Samsung rolls out an official fix, I suggest you find that threshold and avoid turning down the screen’s brightness beyond that threshold. If that is impractical for you, then try avoiding apps with a gray background and do not use a grey wallpaper.

So, this is it. These two workarounds might not be an ideal fix, but it’ll have to do for now.


  1. Thank you for the article, very well written and clear instructions. Unfortunately, this is not an actual fix for the issue Samsung has been carrying since previous versions of Galaxy phones. I personally faced it with Note 9 and most recently Note 20 Ultra. The same issue with both phones. It starts with this green-ish color issue, and then evolves till a point it’s practically impossible to use the phone (). I hope at some point they at least acknowledge it’s a software (potentially drivers as you said) problem and address it.


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