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How to increase the contrast in iOS 10 for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

How to increase the contrast in iOS 10 for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

This feature can be used in combination with other accessibility settings such as Bold Text’, ‘Colour Filters and ‘Invert Colours’.

  1. Tap the ‘Settings’ icon on your home screen. Fig 1.
    Fig 1 - Increase Contrast – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 1
  2. Tap on ‘General’. Fig 2.
    Fig 2 - Increase Contrast – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 2
  3. Tap on ‘Accessibility’. Fig 3.
    Fig 3 - Increase Contrast – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 3
  4. Under the ‘Vision’ section, tap on ‘Increase Contrast. Fig 4.
    Fig 4 - Increase Contrast – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 4
  5. To reduce the transparency of app backgrounds so that text is more legible, tap the toggle switch next to ‘Reduce Transparency’. Fig 5.
  6. To darken the text used throughout the iOS interface, tap the toggle switch next to ‘Darken Colours’. Fig 5.
    Darken Colours’ doesn’t have a drastic effect but it does make the blue ‘button’ labels and some of the light-grey text easier to read. You can combine ‘Darken Colours’ with ‘Bold Text’ for greater effect.
    Fig 5 - Increase Contrast – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 5
  7. When you are happy with your settings, either tap ‘Accessibility’ in the top left of the screen (Fig 6) to return to the main ‘Accessibility’ settings screen or press your device’s ‘Home’ button to return to the home screen.
    Fig 6 - Increase Contrast – iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch iOS 10
    Fig 6

More information:

How to enable 'Bold' text

How to enable 'Colour Filers'

How to enable 'Invert Colours'

Created on: September-05-2017

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