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.
You can turn True Tone on or off in the Displays pane of System Preferences:
- Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Displays.
- Click the Display tab.
- 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 Mac notebook with its lid open:
- Apple Thunderbolt Display, using the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter
- LG UltraFine 5K Display
- LG UltraFine 4K Display
True Tone also works on Apple Pro Display XDR using its built-in ambient light sensors. You can use True Tone on Pro Display XDR with any compatible Mac computer.
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.
* If you don't see True Tone in the Displays pane of System Preferences, your Mac doesn't support True Tone.