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How to use colour correction to adapt for colour blindness in Android 12

How to use colour correction to adapt for colour blindness in Android 12

  • Deuteranomaly (Green-red)
  • Protanomaly (Red-green)
  • Tritanomaly (Blue -yellow)
  • Greyscale (or Achromatopsia)

Short guide:

  1. Open the Settings  and select Accessibility.
  2. Scroll down to the Display section and click Text and display.
  3. Tap Colour correction. Tap the toggle switch for Use colour correction to turn it on. 
  4. Scroll down and select the right Correction mode.
  5. Tap the toggle switch for Colour correction shortcut to turn the on-screen shortcut on.

Before and after

Simulation of screen before and after Tritanomaly filter enabled

This section explains how to use the Colour correction feature 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

Open the Text and display settings

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

Scroll down to Display and tap Text and display

Enable Colour correction

3. Tap Colour correction. In the Colour correction screen, tap the toggle switch for Use colour correction to turn it on.

Tap Colour correction then the toggle switch for Use colour correction

Select a correction mode

4. Scroll down to select the right Correction mode. As you tap the round radio button next to a mode, the coloured bars at the top of the screen should change appearance. Scroll up if these aren’t visible.

Tap a Correction mode to select it

Add a shortcut

5. To add a shortcut to activate and deactivate Colour correction quickly, tap the toggle switch for Colour correction shortcut to turn it on. You will receive a pop-up notification explaining how this works. Tap OK to continue.

Tap Colour correction shortcut

Using the shortcut

6. You can now activate or de-activate Colour correction by tapping on the shortcut, which will appear on a transparent tab on the screen. 

Tap the shortcut button to turn colour correction on and 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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