Color inversion involves switching the hues on your display from light to dark, which may help dim light colour themes or provide relief to people who become overwhelmed by light stimulation.
Though not strictly speaking a “dark mode”, Apple apps and third-party programs that support it benefit greatly from it, and unlike its predecessor, invert option, multimedia content remains undisturbed by this mode.
1. Go to Settings
Apple’s invert colors feature on iOS devices can assist those with visual impairments to read text and view images more easily. Furthermore, this option reduces blue light emissions that interfere with sleep at night – you can enable this option in Settings on your iPhone to take advantage of this feature.
Inverting colors creates the appearance of a dark user interface, helping reduce overstimulation when using your phone at night or movie theaters. This setting also works well for those who prefer darker themes; unlike dark mode however, media such as pictures and videos do not get inverted as part of this change.
With iOS 11, Apple introduced “Smart Invert” as an enhanced invert color setting that works much more effectively. You can enable it by going into Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Display Accommodations -> Smart Invert.
Reachability allows you to lower the top of your iPhone screen for easier reach, which may prove helpful for people using one hand when holding their device or those who struggle with swiping across screens.
Inverting colors on an iPhone changes its screen appearance from one colour to another; for instance, black becomes white. This feature can help users who find bright environments too bright or are overstimulated by light; you can use it on any app or lock screen and not limited to apps you have downloaded; this differs from dark mode which is set up specifically by app developers.
Accessibility settings on an iPhone allow you to easily customize features that assist with vision, hearing, and motor control. These include VoiceOver for accessing apps using Siri or text notifications from text notifications on text-based notifications or questions from text notifications or questions posed through Siri. In addition, maximum zoom levels can be configured based on individual needs; text size options can also be enabled so reading text becomes simpler.
The accessibility menu also offers various other options to assist those with motor control or movement difficulties, including reduce motion which disables animations on your screen, as well as thicken fonts which make fonts bolder; both can help those with poor eyesight or preferring darker themes.
Turn on the auto-brightness function for greater ease when using your device outdoors or at cinemas; it automatically adapts brightness levels according to ambient light levels, dimming in low lighting situations while increasing brightness when light levels increase – an especially helpful feature if your device will be subject to direct sunlight or bright lighting conditions. However, be mindful that doing this may shorten battery life significantly.
Within the menu, you can toggle other accessibility settings such as grayscale, which converts your display to shades of gray – an excellent solution for those suffering sight loss. Reference Mode changes your display to a cooler tone for easier image and video viewing – though note that doing this will disable Night Shift and Invert Colors features. There’s also a magnifier that can increase object sizes on screen by triple tapping home and dragging one finger across screen to pan around it.
Previous iOS versions offered a color invert option that, when activated, would switch all elements from black and white to white; this proved ineffective for media consumption. To address this problem, Smart Invert was developed. This feature inverts most interface elements while leaving media such as images, videos and icons unaffected; additionally it works well with apps supporting dark themes.
On an iPhone X and later, as well as iPads running iOS 12 or iPadOS 12, you can adjust the brightness of your display in Control Center or Settings – or using the brightness slider in notification center – using either of these methods.
Utilizing your iPhone at night with “night shift” enabled (Settings General Accessibility Display Accommondations Invert Colors Night Shift) may help improve sleep, as well as extend its battery life by up to 40% or more. But for extra comfort in bed while using it with “smart invert” turned on (iOS 11 beta software may cause it to misbehave occasionally); additionally if taking photos while this setting is active they will likely feature an unusual bluish tint due to warped color pixels warping them into warped forms that result from using inverted colors pixelized by inverted colors warped into something other than expected by what would usually appear from red green blue pixels into warped forms creating this unique hue in images captured while taking pictures using iOS 11.