How to increase contrast and reduce motion on iPhone and iPadSource: Joseph Keller / iMore

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, as well as browsing in Safari won't move around so much, and button actions won't be as pronounced.

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Here's how!

How to increase contrast on iPhone and iPad

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

    Increase contrast, showing how to open Settings, then tap AccessibilitySource: iMore

  3. Tap Display & Text Size.
  4. Tap the switch next to Increase Contrast.

    How to increase contrast, showing how to tap Display & Text Size, then tap the Increase Contrast switchSource: iMore

How to reduce motion on iPhone and iPad

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

    How to reduce motion, showing how to open Settings, then tap AccessibilitySource: iMore

  3. Tap Motion.
  4. Tap the switch next to Reduce Motion.

    How to reduce motion, showing how to tap Motion, then tap the Reduce Motion switchSource: iMore

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).

How to reduce transparency on iPhone and iPad

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap Accessibility.

    How to reduce transparency, showing how to open Settings, then tap AccessibilitySource: iMore

  3. Tap Display & Text Size.
  4. Tap the switch next to Reduce Transparency to enable it.

    How to reduce transparency, showing how to tap Display & Text Size, then tap the Reduce Transparency switchSource: iMore

Questions?

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

Updated May 2020: Updated for iOS 13.

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