Use True Tone on Mac

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

The True Tone technology in Mac computers, Studio Display, 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.

macOS Ventura or later

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Settings, then click Displays in the sidebar.

  2. Select your display at the top of the window.

  3. Turn on True Tone in the settings that appear for the selected display. This setting appears only for displays that support True Tone.

Earlier versions of macOS

  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Displays.

  2. If you have multiple displays connected, click Display Settings, then select your display.

  3. Use the True Tone checkbox to turn this feature on or off. This setting appears only for displays that support True Tone.

True Tone on external displays

Apple Studio Display and Apple Pro Display XDR use built-in ambient light sensors to support True Tone when the display is connected to a compatible Mac computer.

True Tone can also adjust external displays no larger than 32 inches, excluding TVs and projectors, when connected to a Mac laptop computer with its lid open, or to an iMac introduced in 2020 or later.

Learn more

  • Some display accessibility settings, including settings to invert color mode, apply a grayscale filter, or increase contrast, might turn off True Tone.

  • You can use True Tone and Night Shift at the same time.

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