How to increase contrast and reduce motion on iPhone and iPad

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.

Here's how!

How to increase contrast on iPhone and iPad

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

    Open Settings, tap General, tap Accessibility

  4. Tap Increase Contrast.
  5. Tap the switch next to Increase Contrast.

    Tap Increase Contrast, tap switch

How to reduce motion on iPhone and iPad

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

    Open Settings, tap General, tap Accessibility

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

    Tap Reduce Motion, tap 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).

How to reduce transparency on iPhone and iPad

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

    Open Settings, tap General, tap Accessibility

  4. Tap Reduce Transparency.
  5. Tap the switch next to Reduce Transparency to enable it.

    Tap Reduce Transparency, tap switch

Great iPhone accessories

Apple AirPods (From $159 at Apple)

One of Apple's best products in years, AirPods are near-essential. They sound good, pair easily, and with the new H1 chip in the second-generation models, they support "Hey Siri." You might never take your iPhone out of your pocket again.

Otter+Pop Symmetry Series Case ($50 and up at OtterBox)

The Otter+Pop Symmetry Series case for your iPhone model is an excellent buy. It has a built-in Popsocket on the back that sits flush when not in use, and it makes using your phone so much easier with one hand. Manage your email like a boss!

Questions?

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

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