Apple’s iPhone provides a number of accessibility features that are intended to help users with visual, hearing, and movement disabilities. Inverted Colors is one of the most basic features of your phone. Here’s how to invert colors on iPhone in two methods, as well as set up a shortcut to toggle the mode on and off.
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Things You Should Know About Invert Colors on iPhone
Before applying the Invert Colors mode on your iPhone, you need to understand the impact of your usage. Here are some things to know.
You can enlarge text, make it bold, increase contrast, apply color filters, use Smart Invert, adjust auto-brightness, and much more with iOS’s accessibility features for the screen.
These devices offer accessibility options for their displays, such as:
- iPhone 5s and later
- iPad Pro (all models)
- iPad (5th generation) and later
- iPad Air (all models)
- iPad mini 2 and later
- iPod touch (6th generation)
How to Invert Colors on Your iPhone
Inverting your screen will change every color to its inverse. As a result, anything white will turn black, everything blue will turn orange, and so versa. It may appear unusual to some people, but it is ideal for those who are colorblind or have difficulty reading bright screens.
- On your iPhone, open Settings and scroll down to Accessibility.
- Choose Display and Text Size.
- Scroll down a little to find two options: Classic Invert and Smart Invert
- Choose either one, and it will take effect right away.
Smart Invert will only invert the colors while you have an app open; the colors on your Home Screen and Lock Screen will just be muted. It also has no effect on any images or videos, whether saved to your phone, an app, or your camera.
Classic Invert inverts anything on your screen, regardless of where it came from. This includes videos, images, and your camera.
Note: Even if Classic Invert is enabled, any photos, movies, or screenshots you take will revert to their original colors when viewed on a screen other than your own.
How to Enable Color Inversion in iOS 13 and Later
- Navigate to Settings.
- Choose Accessibility.
- Select Display & Text Size.
- Smart Invert should be enabled.
How to Create a Shortcut for Inverted Colors
If you don’t always need inverted colors, you can utilize the Accessibility Shortcuts option to toggle the functionality on and off. By triple-clicking the Power button on the side of your iPhone, you can enable inverted colors.
- Return to Settings and pick the Accessibility option once more.
- Scroll to the bottom of this page and click the Accessibility Shortcut button.
- From the selection that appears, choose Classic Invert or Smart Invert.
You can also select both; in this case, triple-clicking the Power button will bring up a menu where you may choose which one to activate.
Is Invert and Dark Mode the same thing?
The dark mode is a feature of several operating systems and apps that alters the user interface colors from bright to darker. These dark colors are more suited for use at night and to reduce eye strain.
Colors can be changed manually by the user or automatically depending on ambient light or time of day. There was no genuine dark mode capability for iPhone or iPad in previous versions of iOS. This was available in iOS 13.
- Apple‘s Color Filters on iPhone can be used to enhance color contrast for people with color blindness or other visual impairments. Because color filters can alter the appearance of photos and videos, they should be used sparingly.
- To use a color filter, launch the Settings app and navigate to Accessibility > Display & Text Size > Color Filters. You’ll see three different color spaces so you can pick the one that’s best for you. To find the ideal filter, simply swipe left or right across the displayed examples.