Samsung TV Yellow Tint Fix (Explained!)

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A yellow tint on your Samsung TV picture can be annoying and concerning.

We have made a troubleshooting guide that looks at why you may have a yellow tint on your Samsung TV and how you can resolve the issue.

The fixes range from quick and easy to complex and costly.

Why does my Samsung TV have a yellow tint?

When your Samsung TV develops a yellow tint, it is usually caused by software issues, broken input ports, incorrect settings or faulty external devices.

How do I fix the yellow tint on my Samsung TV?

  • A full reboot of your Samsung TV
  • Ensure the Samsung firmware is up to date
  • Change source devices and ports
  • Check your Samsung TV settings
  • Check for backlight failure
  • Contact Samsung support

Method 1: Full reboot of your Samsung TV (All Samsung Models)

When troubleshooting the yellow tint issues on Samsung TV, you should start immediately rebooting your TV.

To do a full reboot, unplug your Samsung TV and wait 60 seconds before plugging it back in.

unplug your Samsung TV from the socket to try and resolve yellow tint issues

What does a full reboot of your Samsung TV do?

A full reboot of your Samsung TV can help ensure that any updates are fully installed.

It also empties your TV’s cache and closes any previously running applications.

Method 2: Update your Samsung TV Software

Samsung is constantly updating your TV software to provide a better experience while fixing bugs and issues that arise over time.

Ensuring that your Samsung TV firmware is up to date can help prevent yellow tint issues from arising.

There is an option to allow automatic updates of your Samsung TV, we recommend that you have this turned off.

If you are using older firmware, the yellow tint issue you are experiencing may have already been patched in a previous or current update.

Related Reading: How to fix Samsung TV Blue Tint Issues

How to update your Samsung TV Software

If your TV is turned on, hit the HOME or MENU button on the remote.

Samsung Remote Menu Option

Now you will see the setting menu on the TV’s left-hand side (Please note that this may vary depending on the model of your Samsung TV).

You should scroll down to SUPPORT and then select SOFTWARE UPDATE from the menu on the right-hand side

Samsung Support settings menu
Source: Samsung

Method 3: Change input device/source

When diagnosing the yellow tint issues, you should test every port and external device to see if the yellow tint is present on all or limited to a particular device or input.

You can change the input device or source by pressing the corresponding button on the Samsung remote, as shown in the image below.

Samsung Remote - Use the source button to diagnose Samsung tv purple Tint

Once you have pressed this button you are shown a list of available inputs.

The input/source covers all of the external devices that you have connected to your Samsung TV.

These could be items such as a cable box, DVD player, games console or streaming stick.,

You should test these inputs to see if the yellow tint issue is limited to an external device or input port.

If this is the case, you know that your TV screen is fine and either the external device is malfunctioning or one of your input ports is broken, giving a yellow tint to the picture displayed.

Related Reading: How to fix lag on Samsung TV Airplay

Method 4: Back Lighting Failure (Generally occurs in older Samsung TVs)

Yellow tint can develop over time, making it more common in older Samsung LED TVs.

When this happens, it can be caused by a mixture of backlight and yellow phosphor issues.

How to prevent Samsung backlight failure

If you want a longer lifespan from your backlight, it is worth considering that when you first purchase a Samsung TV, the brightness level can often be set to 100.

This excessive brightness can lead to issues over time and you may want to consider reducing this setting.

Option 1: Call your local electronic repair store

If you believe that a backlight failure may be the cause of the yellow tint on your Samsung TV, it may be time to call your local electronic store so that they can diagnose the issue.

We recommend you perform your due diligence when selecting a local store for repairs, check their Google Reviews, and possibly get a secondary quote.

It is also worth considering buying a new TV if it needs repairing.

Factor in the age of your Samsung TV and the quoted cost of repairs, and it may be more economical in the long run to purchase a new TV. With older TVs, other issues may arise over time.

Option 2: Repair the Samsung backlight failure yourself!

To the braver Samsung owners, you can always repair the TV unit.

Be aware that you should do this assuming the risk of causing more damage to your TV and potentially invalidating your warranty (If your TV is newer and still covered)

Contact Samsung Support

If your attempts to resolve the yellow tint on your Samsung TV have not been successful, it is time to reach out to Samsung directly.

You can contact Samsung support for more troubleshooting advice.

Your TV unit may be defective, and some parts may have failed.

You will want to consider whether your TV still has warranty coverage with Samsung.

I strongly recommend contacting Samsung before you consider any other fixes that may invalidate your warranty or cause further damage to your Samsung TV.


When a yellow tint appears on your Samsung TV picture, it is worrisome and frustrating.

There is a range of potential causes and solutions to fixing yellow tint.

I hope you can identify the root of the yellow tint issue and the route to fixing it.