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How to invert the colours on your screen in Android 12

How to invert the colours on your screen in Android 12

Note: this setting applies to everything on your device, including photos and videos. For this reason, you may prefer to use Android’s dark theme instead.

Short guide:

  1. Open the Settings  and select Accessibility.
  2. Scroll down to the Display section and click Text and display.
  3. Tap Colour inversion, then tap the toggle switch for Use colour inversion to turn it on.
  4. Tap the toggle switch for Colour inversion shortcut if you want to turn the shortcut on.

Before and after

Android 12 apps tray before and after colour inversion

This section explains how to enable colour inversion in Android 12. This is a step-by-step guide with pictures of the screens to help.

Open the Accessibility settings

1. Open the Settings  and select Accessibility.

Open the Settings and tap Accessibility

Find the Text and display settings.

2. Scroll down to the Display section and tap Text and display.

Tap Text and display

Enable Colour inversion

3. Tap Colour inversion, then tap the toggle switch for Use colour inversion to turn it on.

Tap Colour inversion then tap the toggle switch for Use colour inversion

Enable the shortcut

4. You can also set up an on-screen shortcut to turn Colour inversion on and off. Tap the toggle switch for Colour inversion shortcut to turn this on. You may see a pop-up notification explaining how to use it. Tap OK to continue.

Tap the toggle switch for Colour inversion shortcut to turn it on

Using the shortcut

5. You can now switch between the normal display and an inverted colour display by tapping on the shortcut on its semi-transparent, floating tab. 

Tap the shortcut button to turn colour inversion on or off

Note: We have written these instructions for devices running the standard version of the Android operating system. You may find some minor presentation differences if the manufacturer has customised the theme.

Created on: December-14-2021

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