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

With iOS 10 or later, you can use Display Accommodations, like Color Filters and Invert Colors, to change the way content is displayed on your screen.

Learn how to use Invert Colors and Color Filters on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Turn on Invert Colors

If you benefit from viewing items against a dark background, you can use Invert Colors to change how content is displayed on your screen. Smart Invert reverses the colors on the display, except for images, media, and some apps that use dark color styles. Classic Invert reverses all colors on the display.

Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations > Invert Colors.


Turn on Color Filters

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

You can 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 and yellow, and ending with purple and brown.

This example shows three columns of color intensity.

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


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.


Limit Frame Rate

If you have an iPad Pro (10.5-inch) or iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), you can set the maximum frame rate of your display to 60 frames per second. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations and turn on Limit Frame Rate.


Turn on Display Accommodations with Accessibility Shortcut or Control Center

Invert Colors and Color Filters can be quickly turned on or off with the Accessibility Shortcut. Learn how to use the Accessibility Shortcut.

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