How to change the screen colour on your iPhone in a few different ways

ShutterstockYou can change the colours on your iPhone by inverting colours, changing colour filters, and other adjustments.

Apple has always made the iPhone’s display user friendly.

Depending upon your specific sight needs, you can invert the colours on the phone – making it easier to read the screen if you have low vision or sensitivity to certain bright colours – dim the white point, or apply colour filters and tint the screen to accommodate colour blindness.

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How to invert the colours on an iPhone

If you have light or colour sensitivity, you can invert the colours on your iPhone’s display to reduce eye strain.

Apple includes two kinds of colour inversion: Classic and Smart Invert.

Classic Invert inverts all colours, regardless of context, while Smart Invert doesn’t affect images and video, so you can continue to see media the way it was intended, while the rest of the phone’s interface adapts to your colour preferences.

1. Start the Settings app.

2. Tap “General,” and then tap “Accessibility.”

Colour 1Dave Johnson/Business InsiderThe Accessibility page is where you can find settings for Display Accommodations.

3. On the Accessibility page, tap “Display Accommodations.”

4. Tap “Invert Colours.”

5. On the Invert Colours page, choose Classic or Smart Invert by swiping the appropriate button to the right.

Colour 2Dave Johnson/Business InsiderYou can choose from the standard ‘Classic’ colour invert, or the ‘Smart Invert’ setting.

How to dim the white point on an iPhone

If the bright colours on your iPhone are too bright and bother your eyes, you don’t need to dim the screen with the brightness slider, which makes everything uniformly darker and potentially harder to see.

Instead, you can dim just the white point, which affects only the brightest colours on the screen.

1. Start the Settings app.

2. Tap “General,” and then tap “Accessibility.”

3. On the Accessibility page, tap “Display Accommodations.”

4. Turn on “Reduce White Point” by swiping the button to the right.

5. Use the slider to choose the white point that best suits your vision.

Colour 3Dave Johnson/Business InsiderThe Reduce White Point slider lets you reduce the intensity of bright colours using the slider at the bottom of the Display Accommodations page.

How to change colour filters and tint on an iPhone

You can adjust the colours on your iPhone to adapt to colour blindness and light sensitivity.

1. Start the Settings app.

2. Tap “General,” and then tap “Accessibility.”

3. On the Accessibility page, tap “Display Accommodations.”

4. Tap “Colour Filters.”

5. Turn on “Colour Filters” by swiping the button to the right.

6. Choose the colour filter best suited to your sight needs. There are several options:

  • Users with protanopia should tap the “Red/Green Filter.”
  • Users with deuteranopia should tap the “Green/Red Filter.”
  • Users with tritanopia should tap the “Blue Yellow Filter.”
  • Users with specific light or colour sensitivities should tap “Colour Tint.”
Colour 4Dave Johnson/Business InsiderUsing the Colour Filters page, you can dial in the right colour filter and tinting to best serve your vision needs.

7. After making the choice, you can use the “Intensity” slider at the bottom of the screen to customise the colour effect.

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