How do I use Display Accommodations on iPhone? We can accommodate that question!

In iOS 10, inverting colors and implementing grayscale have all been consolidated under Display Accommodations in Accessibility, and Apple has added the ability to activate color filters to help people with even more types of color blindness.

Activating these filters is as easy as flipping a switch, so here we go!

Note: Display Accommodations are only available for iPhone 5s and later. For all models before, you'll see a switch to enable grayscale and a switch to invert colors.

How to invert colors

Inverting colors makes the iPhone or iPad screen easier on the eyes for people that are sensitive to brightness and helps make objects a little easier to see for some people with color blindness and low vision.

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

    Launch Settings, tap General, tap Accessibility

  4. Tap Display Accommodations.
  5. Tap the switch next to Invert Colors.

    Tap Display Accommodations, tap the switch next to Invert Colors

How to reduce White Point

When you enable Reduce White Point, it dims the brightness of whites and bright colors on the iPhone and iPad screen. It is different than simply dimming your screen. It sort of adds a layer of very transparent fog across the screen so that things just aren't quite so bright. It is helpful for people that have brightness sensitivity.

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

    Launch Settings, tap General, tap Accessibility

  4. Tap Display Accommodations.
  5. Tap the switch next to Reduce White Point.
  6. Tap and drag the slider to your preferred setting. You can reduce the White Point from 25% to 100%.

    Tap Display Accommodations, tap the switch next to Reduce White Point, tap and drag the slider

How to enable Color Filters

When enabled, Color Filters can help those with color blindness get the most out of their iPhone or iPad. There are specific filters for specific types of color blindness.

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

    Launch Settings, tap General, tap Accessibility

  4. Tap Display Accommodations.
  5. Tap Color Filters.
  6. Tap the switch next to Color Filters to turn them on.

    Tap Display Accommodations, tap Color Filters, tap the switch next to Color Filters to enable them

  7. Tap a Color Filter:
    • Grayscale
    • Red/Green Filter for Protanopia
    • Green/Red Filter for Deuteranopia
    • Blue/Yellow Filter for Tritanopia
  8. Tap and drag the Intensity slider at the bottom of the screen to increase or decrease the intensity of the filter.

    Tap a color filter, tap and drag the slider to change its intensity

The way the filter affects your iPhone is shown by the three images at the top of the Color Filters screen. Swipe through the three images to see how the filter will affect the look of your phone.

How to change Color Tint

You can change the color tint of your iPhone or iPad's entire screen if you have light or color sensitivity. Here's how:

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

    Launch Settings, tap General, tap Accessibility

  4. Tap Display Accommodations.
  5. Tap Color Filters.
  6. Tap the switch next to Color Filters to turn them on.

    Tap Display Accommodations, tap Color Filters, tap the switch next to Color Filters to enable them

  7. Tap Color Tint.
  8. Tap and drag the Hue slider at the bottom until the tint is what you need.
  9. Tap and drag the Intensity slider until the intensity is where you need it to be.

    Tap Color Tint, tap and drag the Hue slider to your desired hue, tap and drag the Intensity slider to your desired tint

Adjusting the tint of your iPhone or iPad's screen is fairly similar to adjusting your TV set, but if you feel like you went too far and just want the original screen tint back, just tap the switch next to Color Filters, and that'll set everything back to normal.

Questions?

Display accommodations are a new feature in iOS 10! Any questions? Let us know in the comments below!