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How to use colour filters in iOS 10 for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

How to use colour filters in iOS 10 for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

  • Greyscale: for a monochrome display
  • Red/ Green: for Protanopia colour blindness
  • Green/Red: for Deuteranopiacolour blindeness
  • Blue/Yellow: for Tritanopia colour blindness
  • Colour Tint: To overlay the screen with a single colour filter

This feature can be used in combination with other accessibility settings such as β€˜Invert Colours’ and β€˜Increase Contrast’.

  1. Tap the β€˜Settings’ icon on your home screen. Fig 1.
    Fig 1 - Colour Filters – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 1
  2. Tap on β€˜General’. Fig 2.
    Fig 2 - Colour Filters – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 2
  3. Tap on β€˜Accessibility’. Fig 3.
    Fig 3 - Colour Filters – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 3
  4. Under the β€˜Vision’ section, tap on β€˜Display Accommodations’. Fig 4.
    Fig 4 - Colour Filters – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 4
  5. Tap on β€˜Colour Filters’. Fig 5.
    Fig 5 - Colour Filters – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 5
  6. Tap the toggle switch next to β€˜Colour Filters’ to see the available filters. Fig 6.
    Fig 6 - Colour Filters – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 6
  7. Tap the filter you wish to apply (Fig 7). The screen colours will change immediately. In our example below, we have selected β€˜Greyscale’.
    Fig 7 - Colour Filters – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 7
  • If you choose, β€˜Red/Green’, β€˜Green/Red’ or β€˜Blue/Yellow’ you will see a further option to change the intensity of the filter (Fig 8). Drag slider to the left to decrease intensity or the right to increase intensity.
    Fig 8 - Colour Filters – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 8
  • If you choose β€˜Colour Tint’, you will see a further two options (Fig 9):A slider to reduce the intensity of the filter
    A slider to change the hue of the filter.Drag the slider to adjust the filter to your liking.
    Fig 9 - Colour Filters – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 9

Note: You can swipe left and right on the image of coloured pencils at the top of the screen to see different example images of the changes a filter makes to the colours on your screen. In our example below (Fig 10) we have applied the β€˜Red/Green’ filter.

Fig 10 - Colour Filters – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
Fig 10

When you are happy with your settings, either tap β€˜Back’ in the top left of the screen (see Fig 6) to return to the main β€˜Accessibility’ settings screen or press your device’s β€˜Home’ button to return to the home screen.

More information:

How to enable 'Invert Colours'

How to enable 'Increase Contrast'

Created on: September-05-2017

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