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How to use high contrast text in Android 7 Nougat

How to use high contrast text in Android 7 Nougat

This section explains how you can enable High Contrast Text on your Android device.

Please note: At the time of writing (June 2017), High Contrast Text is an experimental feature which may not work correctly everywhere and might affect the performance of your device.

  1. Tap on the ‘Settings’ icon on the home screen, Fig 1.Note: If the ‘Settings‘ icon doesn’t appear on your home screen, slide-up from the bottom of the screen to open the ‘app drawer’ to locate it.
    Fig 1 - Android 7 Nougat – High Contrast Text
    Fig 1
  2. Scroll down to the ‘System’ section and tap on ‘Accessibility’, Fig 2.
    Fig 2 - Android 7 Nougat – High Contrast Text
    Fig 2
  3. Scroll down to ‘High contrast text’ under the ‘System’ section and tap the on/off toggle switch next to ‘High contrast text’, Fig 3.
    Fig 3 - Android 7 Nougat – High Contrast Text
    Fig 3
  4. Text colours will change immediately. Fig 4.
    Fig 4 - Android 7 Nougat – High Contrast Text
    Fig 4
  5. When you are happy with your settings press your device’s ‘home button’ to return to the home screen.

Note: These instructions apply to the stock 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.

Created on: September-06-2017

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