Use True Tone on your MacBook Pro

MacBook Pro models introduced in 2018 feature True Tone technology, which makes the images on your Retina display and Touch Bar appear more natural.

The True Tone technology in MacBook Pro (2018) uses advanced multichannel sensors to adjust the color and intensity of your display and Touch Bar to match the ambient light so that images appear more natural.

You can turn True Tone on or off in the Displays pane of System Preferences:

  1. Choose Apple menu () > System Preferences, then click Displays.
  2. Click the Display tab.
  3. Use the True Tone checkbox to turn the feature on or off.

True Tone on external displays

True Tone can also adjust these external displays when they're connected to your MacBook Pro with its lid open:

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Some display accessibility settings, including Invert Colors, Grayscale, and Increase Contrast, might turn off True Tone.

You can use True Tone along with Night Shift. Learn how to use Night Shift on your Mac.

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