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Android 7 Nougat – Colour Correction

Created February 2018

There are three colour correction modes available to help you see the screen more easily if you experience colour-blindness:

  • Deuteranomaly (red-green)
  • Protanomaly (red-green)
  • Tritanomaly (blue-yellow)

This feature can be used in combination with other accessibility settings such as ‘Inverting colours’. 

  1. Open the ‘Accessibility Settings’: Settings > Accessibility. (See the article Open Accessibility Preferences on this website for more information.)
  2. Scroll down and tap on ‘Colour correction’. Fig 1.
    Android 7 Nougat – Colour Correction Fig 1
    Fig 1
  3. Tap the toggle to enable ‘Colour correction’. Fig 2.
    Android 7 Nougat – Colour Correction Fig 2
    Fig 2
  4. The default mode is set for ‘Deuteranomaly (red-green)’ colour blindness. To change this setting tap on ‘Correction mode’. Fig 3.
    Android 7 Nougat – Colour Correction Fig 3
    Fig 3
  5. Tap on the colour correction mode you wish to try using. Fig 4.
    Android 7 Nougat – Colour Correction Fig 4
    Fig 4
  6. Press the ‘home button’ to return to the home screen.

Note: These instructions apply to the standard version of Android 7 Nougat.  Please be aware that many device manufacturers add their own customisations to the Android operating systems so you may find minor differences from the steps shown.

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