Apple gave the iPhone several screen controls, including specific filters that can make colors easier to distinguish for users with color blindness.
The iPhone has various screen adjustments that are tucked out of the way from the normal controls, and Apple thoughtfully included several options for users with visual impairments. About seven percent of men worldwide are color blind, while less than one percent of women are, making about 3.7-percent the population with this different way of seeing color. Since many things in life have color-coding, it can make it challenging or even impossible to pick up on these cues. With a few moments in the Settings app, it’s possible to make an iPhone’s colors easier to distinguish.
The iPhone is the most popular smartphone in the United States and gained that honor soon after its introduction in 2007. While Android manufacturers have the edge overseas, Apple is well represented worldwide. With such a diverse group of users, Apple makes an effort to address the needs of everyone. Beyond simply offering different sizes, price points and colors, each iPhone includes plenty of customizable controls and options to help with a person’s particular needs, some of which are found in the accessibility settings.
The iPhone uses color as a visual aid in its user interface. For example, the toggle switches in the Settings app turn green when enabled, the record button in the Camera app is red, and colored dots at the top of the screen light up when the camera and mic are active. Thankfully, Apple considered color blindness and offered a solution in its ‘Accessibility’ options found in the Settings app. The heading to look for is ‘Display & Text Size,’ and within this section, the user should tap ‘Color Filters.’ There are four color filters — Grayscale, Red/Green for Protanopia, Green/Red for Deuteranopia and Blue/Yellow for Tritanopia. In addition, an intensity slider allows adjusting the effect for the best individual results. The purpose is to make particular colors more distinguishable by shifting the hue and intensity into a more visible range for each user, so some colors remain the same.
How To Tint The iPhone’s Screen
While the ‘Color Filters’ controls are primarily designed to make it easier for users with color blindness to distinguish text, images and controls on an iPhone, users can also use them for a personal touch or for fun. There’s also a general screen ‘Color Tint’ option in the same area of the Settings app. So, if today’s news needs to have some rose-tinting, that’s possible with the color tint control. Moving the hue slider to the far left is red, and the full rainbow of colors is available by dragging it to the right.
Users can adjust the amount of color tint with an intensity slider, and a subtle hue is usually best if the idea is to use the tint for more than a few minutes. The iPhone has other controls to adjust the color for nighttime reading, called ‘Night Shift,’ which can be scheduled to turn on automatically in the evenings. In addition, the iPhone’s ‘True Tone’ option is available on some models to automatically match the screen’s white balance to match ambient lighting. With so many display options, it’s easy to tune an iPhone’s screen for easy and comfortable viewing to suit almost any need.
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