How do I increase contrast on my iPhone? We'll show you how to do that and reduce motion!

Delving further into visual accessibility, you can increase contrast on your iPhone, so that somewhat transparent options show up more clearly, and you can also reduce motion, so the apps on your Home screen won't move around so much and button actions won't be as pronounced.

Here's how!

How to increase contrast

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Accessibility.

    Launch Settings, tap General, tap Accessibility

  4. Tap Increase Contrast.
  5. Tap the switch next to each feature you'd like to enable:

    • Reduce Transparency: Reduces transparency and blurs on some backgrounds to increase legibility
    • Darken Colors: Darkens colors to make text stand out more
    • Reduce White Point: Reduces the intensity of bright colors

      Tap Increase Contrast, tap a switch

How to reduce motion

  1. Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Accessibility.

    Launch Settings, tap General, tap Accessibility

  4. Tap Reduce Motion.
  5. Tap the switch to enable it.

    Tap Reduce Motion, tap the switch

You'll no longer see your Home screen background moving behind your app icons, and certain other motions will be reduced as well (like flicking switches in Settings).

Questions?

Any questions about increasing contrast or reducing motion on your iPhone or iPad? Let us know in the comments below!