A lot of users reported that a Blue or Red tint appears on their computer, some monitors have a blue or cooler tint, whereas, on some, it is red or yellowish. This is horrendous for not just photo or video editors who want the picture to be as close to reality as possible but also for general users as it worsens the video-watching experience quite significantly. In this post, we are going to give solutions for both cases and see what you need to do if you see a Blue or Rend tint on Monitor in Windows 11 or 10.
Fix Blue or Red tint on Monitor in Windows 11/10
If you see a Blue or Red tint on the Monitor on your computer, follow the solutions mentioned below.
- Check if Night Light is on
- Update your Graphics Drivers
- Rollback your Graphics Drivers
- Check if you have any display calibration app
- Set native Refresh Rate and Screen Resolution
- Use System Restore Point.
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Check if Night Light is on
The very first thing you need to do is check if the Night Light is on as it casts a slightly reddish-yellow shadow on your screen to protect your eyes from blue light coming out of the monitor screen. To do the same, you can either go to Quick Settings by clicking the battery icon (or some other icon on your taskbar) or go to Settings > System > Display and check if the Nigh Light is on. In case, the Night light is on, you can turn it off or configure its settings to make it slightly better.
If you want to configure the settings, go to Settings > System > Display > Night Light, then change the Strength or Color Temperature. The warmer the display is, the reddish it will get. So, keep this information in mind when changing the display temperature.
2] Update your Graphics Drivers
A bug in your Display drivers could change the color of the screen to blue or red. So try to update the graphics driver and see if that helps. These posts will show you how to update:
3] Rollback your Graphics Drivers
If you recently updated your Graphics driver and the problem started or if there is no update available, we need to roll back the GPU driver and see if that helps. This will revert back your GPU to the point when it was working just fine. To roll back the driver, follow the prescribed steps.
- Open Device Manager.
- Expand Display adapters.
- Right-click on your driver and click on Properties.
- Go to the Driver tab and click on the Roll Back Driver.
If the Roll Back Driver button is greyed out, then you either don’t have updated your driver or your computer is unable to roll back the driver, either way, move to the next solution and skip this one.
4] Check if you have any display calibration app
Next up, we need to check if there is any display calibration app installed on your computer. A third-party app can cause problems for you by changing the display’s calibration. So, if you have such an app, either reset it or remove it from your computer. This has been found to be the culprit in many cases.
5] Troubleshoot in Clean Boot
If you can’t think of any display calibration app that you have installed, perform a clean boot. You need to disable every single service except that related to Windows and GPU. Then, see if the screen still has the blue or red tint. If the tint disappears, enable services manually to find out which app is the culprit. Once you know which app is causing this issue, all you have to do is uninstall it and your issue will be resolved.
6] Set native Refresh Rate and Screen Resolution
If you have changed the screen resolution or refresh rate to something other than the native one then there is the possibility that you will see a weird tint. To change the two options, go to Settings > System > Display > Advanced display, set the display that’s giving you the trouble from “Set display to view or change its settings”, click on Display adapter properties for Display 1, click on List All Modes, set the native resolution and refresh rate, and click Ok.
7] Use System Restore Point
If nothing worked, then maybe there is some configuration change that has taken place and now you can’t change it. In that case, you need to use the System Restore Point if you have created one as it will revert your system back to a point the issue was not there. In that case, just search for “Search Restore Point” from the Start Menu, click on the System Restore button and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
Hopefully, you are able to resolve the issue using the solutions mentioned in this post.
Read: Fix Desktop turns Pink or Purple in Windows
How do I fix the red tint on my Windows 11?
If you see a red tint on your display, first check if the night light is on. Night light, in order to filter out the Blue Light from your display, makes the screen a bit yellowish. If the light was not on, follow the solutions mentioned in this post to resolve the issue and get your screen back to normal.
Related: Computer Monitor has a Yellow tint on screen.
How do I get rid of the blue tint on Windows?
It is pretty normal for a display to have a slight blue tint, as it depends on your computer manufacturer. If you don’t want it, just turn on the night light and it will add a shade of yellow to your screen and is better for your eyes. If the blue screen is unbearable and you think something is wrong with your display, execute the solutions mentioned in this post.
Read: Computer screen looks washed out or Fading monitor screen.