Use Display Accommodations on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Learn how to use Display Accommodations, like Color Filters, with iOS 10 on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Color Filters is designed to help you differentiate between colors if you have color blindness or other vision challenges. Color Filters can change the look of things like pictures and movies, so you might want to use it only when needed. 

There are a couple of ways that you can turn on Color Filters, with the Accessibility Shortcut or from the Settings app.

Turn on Color Filters from the Settings app

Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations and select Color Filters.

When you turn on Color Filters, there are four preset filters to choose from:

  • Grayscale
  • Red/Green for Protanopia
  • Green/Red for Deuteranopia
  • Blue/Yellow for Tritanopia

To assist you, you'll see three examples of color spaces to help you select an option that fits your needs. Swipe left or right on these examples to find a filter that works best for you.

From left to right, this example shows pencils in a rainbow of colors starting with red, yellow, green, blue, purple, to brown.

This example shows three columns of color intensity.

This examples shows vertical lines on a variable color background for color deficiencies. Choose the filter that shows the entire line.

Turn on Color Filters with Accessibility Shortcut

To turn on Color Filters using the Accessibility Shortcut, follow these steps:

Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Accessibility Shortcut and select Color Filters. Once you have Color Filters set up, you can quickly turn them on or off, by triple-clicking the Home button on your device.

Adjust color intensity

You can adjust the intensity of any of the Color Filters to fit your needs. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations and adjust the Intensity slider to customize a filter that's more intense or less intense.

Adjust Color Tint

If you have color or light sensitivity, you can change the Color Tint of your display. This will allow you to change the hue of the entire display on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.


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