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How to invert colours on your iPhone and iPad?

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While the popular dark mode has made its way into the smartphones and tablets across operating systems, Apple still offers users to invert display colours — completely or partially — on iPhone and iPads.

Apple offers two invert colour modes — classic and smart — that enable users to reverse the colours of the display. This can be useful for people with visual impairments. However, there’s another accessibility feature called ‘colour filters’ that also help adjust display colours, which can be useful for those with colour blindness.

If you want to reverse the display colours on your iPhone or iPad but can’t figure out how to do that, here we’ll guide you through how to invert colours on your iPhone or iPad in a few simple steps and also use colour filters too.

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Inverting colours on iPhone and iPad

Open your iPhone or iPad’s settings and follow the steps mentioned below to invert colours.

How to invert colours on your iPhone and iPad?
  • Scroll down a bit and tap on Accessibility.
  • On the next screen, tap on Display & Text Size under Vision.
  • Then scroll down a bit again on the next screen and you’ll find two options to invert colours on your iPhone — Smart Invert and Classic Invert.
  • Click on the toggle button beside either of the two that work for you. We’ve briefly explained the difference between Smart and Classic invert below.

While enabling the Classic Invert option will reverse all the colours of the display, using Smart Invert will reverse display colours except on images, media and some of the apps that use dark colours.

If you suffer from colour blindness or other visual impairment, you might want to consider enabling the Colour Filters option below Classic Invert on the same settings page.

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