Use True Tone on your Mac

True Tone technology makes the images on your Retina display and Touch Bar appear more natural.

The True Tone technology in Mac computers and Apple Pro Display XDR 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.

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Displays.
  2. Click the Display tab.
  3. Use the True Tone checkbox to turn this feature on or off. It appears only on displays that support True Tone.
    macOS Big Sur Display System Preferences window with True Tone turned on

True Tone on external displays

True Tone can also adjust these external displays when they're connected to your iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020) or Mac notebook with its lid open:

True Tone also works on Apple Pro Display XDR using its built-in ambient light sensors, when connected to any compatible Mac computer.

Learn more

  • Some display accessibility settings, including Invert Colors, Grayscale, and Increase Contrast, might turn off True Tone.
  • You can use True Tone and Night Shift at the same time. 
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