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Old Nov 21, 2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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Invert colors purpose?

Wife just showed me if you goto to settings > general > accessibility > invert colors you can make your phone look like a photo negative. This may have been discussed before but I couldn't find it. If it has I am sorry, but I was just wondering what was the purpose of this, seems harder to read to me.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 10:07 PM   #2
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Personally, I find it less bright and easier on the eyes when reading at night.

Some people with a visual impairment will magnify the screen and inverting colors so that most text is white-on-black, helps improve contrast.
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 10:27 PM   #3
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I used it once to mess with a friend told her the screen was broke on her new phone lol
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Old Nov 21, 2012, 10:32 PM   #4
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I've used it once or twice to increase the readability on some white-text-on-black-background websites.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 08:31 AM   #5
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Wife just showed me if you goto to settings > general > accessibility > invert colors you can make your phone look like a photo negative. This may have been discussed before but I couldn't find it. If it has I am sorry, but I was just wondering what was the purpose of this, seems harder to read to me.
That's because you do not have a visual disability. It's not for you!
Having said that, it's very useful as a "night mode" for Maps Navigation in the car
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 02:27 AM   #6
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I actually use it all the time for reading at night. Pretty handy.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:15 PM   #7
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I actually use it all the time for reading at night. Pretty handy.
Same. One of the features that kept me with iOS instead of jumping ship to Android or Windows Phone.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:39 PM   #8
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i use the kindle app on my iphone...and have ALWAYS had it set with white text on a black background; find it easier to read...
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:43 PM   #9
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Same. One of the features that kept me with iOS instead of jumping ship to Android or Windows Phone.
Android can do it too.
And instead of jumping through settings, it can be done in one click too thanks to Widgets.

Just letting you know.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:44 PM   #10
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While I haven't used it beyond the novelty on my iPhone, I do use it occasionally on my MacBook to improve the readability of forums whose admin have had the brilliant idea of making the text yellow against a black background. If I invert the colours it makes the background white and the text dark purple, which is much more readable
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Android can do it too.
And instead of jumping through settings, it can be done in one click too thanks to Widgets.

Just letting you know.
How? I have the Galaxy Nexus with me right now. Show me how to do it.

As for jumping through settings, I don't do that on the iPhone either. I just triple-click the home button. Much faster than any widget.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 06:28 PM   #12
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How? I have the Galaxy Nexus with me right now. Show me how to do it.

As for jumping through settings, I don't do that on the iPhone either. I just triple-click the home button. Much faster than any widget.
Same here .
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:22 AM   #13
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How? I have the Galaxy Nexus with me right now. Show me how to do it.

As for jumping through settings, I don't do that on the iPhone either. I just triple-click the home button. Much faster than any widget.
I don't have Gnexus.
But I have SIII, and there's a widget built in in the App Drawer, called "Negative Colors", which does exactly that.
Maybe it's a touchwiz thing implemented by Samsung and not Android thing, in which case I'm wrong.

Btw it's a great feature specially if you want to conserve some battery!!
And night reading ofcourse.
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Android can do it too.
And instead of jumping through settings, it can be done in one click too thanks to Widgets.

Just letting you know.
You can add inverted colors to the triple click home button shortcut.
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I don't have Gnexus.
But I have SIII, and there's a widget built in in the App Drawer, called "Negative Colors", which does exactly that.
Maybe it's a touchwiz thing implemented by Samsung and not Android thing, in which case I'm wrong.

Btw it's a great feature specially if you want to conserve some battery!!
And night reading ofcourse.
Stock Android definitely doesn't have it.

Props to Samsung for adding it, though.
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For those that have eye disorders might be easier for them.
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Stock Android definitely doesn't have it.

Props to Samsung for adding it, though.
I wasn't aware of that, always though Android would have !And never expected it out of Samsung lol
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 10:22 PM   #18
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It's a handy feature for people with certain visual impairments. There are people who are very sensitive to light, for example, and reversing the color scheme usually has the effect of making most of the screen dark. It also changes certain colors that might cause issues for people who are color blind.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 05:06 PM   #19
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I use it for the apple maps at night.. Since it does not include a night mode!!!!!!!
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