iPhone X I hate that X has crappy True Tone

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  1. thadoggfather macrumors G3

    thadoggfather

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    It’s perhaps my only remaining gripe with the phone after jailbreaking it.

    IPad Pros, look great with TT.

    My buddy’s 8Plus, looks great.

    X, can look great with TT. But in most lighting and settings, it looks too jaundice-y and teetering on being just like Nightshift Mode,
     
  2. fred98tj macrumors 6502

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    You can adjust that some.
     
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Yea, it does look like Nightshift mode, if you aren't already in a dark room. If I am not in bed, or some other place that is dark, I don't like the default setting of True Tone on my iPhone X.
     
  4. fred98tj macrumors 6502

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    Settings -> General -> Accessibility-> Display Accommodations -> Color Filters -> Color Tint. Then adjust the hue to your pleasure.
     
  5. thadoggfather, Feb 13, 2018
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    Yeah but i dont wanna fuss with the default color setting.

    My panel is perfect.

    And not sure what ‘my pleasure’ would be, to cover the spectrum since it’s ambient light dependent and one setting wouldn’t address all.. i think it should just work like TT does on my iPads
     
  6. rdy0329, Feb 13, 2018
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    rdy0329 macrumors 6502

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    It's the OLED, I guess? Apple confirmed that iPhone X's rendering of true tone is "better" with 10 white balance filters compared to only 4 on the 8 and 8 Plus.

    Try this neat trick I accidentally discovered to see color shifting significantly

    Any colored glass with light transparency and point a light source through it with your phone on the other side. (In my case, a Blue water bottle did the job).

    The iPhone X's screen seem to shift to a more accurate Blue (same as my water bottle) than what my iPhone 8 Plus displayed.

    Although one takeaway would be that I "PREFER" the slight shift of the 8 Plus than the accurate shift on the X.
     
  7. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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    “Better” is worse for me :p

    I would prefer 4 filters
     
  8. rdy0329 macrumors 6502

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    Yep, I edited my original reply to concur with your preference.
     
  9. Zazoh macrumors 6502a

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    Dude you jailbroke the phone ... that's more fuss than most would do ... ;-)

    I don't like the effect in some lighting conditions as well. But most the time, works fine.
     
  10. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    That's how I feel about it on my 8 Plus.
     
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I remember when True tone was first introduced on the 9.7 iPad back in March 2016, I didn’t think much of it. But being that It can adapt to the lighting conditions in the room, I think it’s much easier transition on your eyes. The more you use it, the more you appreciate it for some.
     
  12. Raist3001 macrumors 6502a

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    I totally appreciate TT. Must be my eyes, as I do not see this significant color shift. Actually one of the least concerns for me with my X. Many folks prefer the false pop of the Samsung series. Folks like different things :)
     
  13. MistrSynistr macrumors 6502a

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    ? Can't you just turn True Tone off on the X?
     
  14. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    If it's perfect then why are you complaining?
     
  15. noobinator macrumors 603

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    I think it might be a panel issue. Mine doesn't look bad at all using TT.
     
  16. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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    Because my thread isn’t abour my panel it’s about True Tone which isn’t specific to my unit but X in general
     
  17. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    True tone is part of the panel calibration. If you don't like it, then its the calibration you dont like.
     
  18. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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    I’ve seen enough units of X to know it’s not my unit

    X True Tone sucks compared to LED True Tone
     
  19. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    ...so why not just disable it? Isn't that why there's a toggle? Am I missing something?
     
  20. thadoggfather thread starter macrumors G3

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    Again, I *like* TT on iPads and looks nice on iPhone 8plus. And subtle.

    It does not look nice on X. Or subtle. It looks like night shift not a neutral white sheet of paper ambient light dependent

    I have looked at many X units, they all exhibit the same intensity of TT

    ... Is this really a tough concept or
    Am I just re explaining my simple observation to diehard apologists ? Cause I can’t help but feel like the latter is what’s happening.

    I’m baffled
     
  21. MarcBook macrumors 6502a

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    I had the X for three months and just went back to an 8 Plus this week for various reasons. The overly-yellow True Tone of the X always bothered me. I completely agree that it looks really nice on the iPads and iPhone 8/8 Plus, but looks too intense on the X.
     
  22. fred98tj macrumors 6502

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    Mine looked a little too much also, right out of the box, so I simply adjusted it (already posted here how) and now it looks as good as the TT on my iPad Pro. Simple as.......
     
  23. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    It’s due to the wider color gamut of the iPhone X. I have an iPhone 8 Plus here and I tried to emulate the warmer color temperature of the X with Night Shift but was unable to do so without the 8 display getting noticeably yellow. Colors are comparatively much better on the X display.

    I very much prefer the warmer tones of the X display. Even with Night Shift enabled at the default setting it’s never yellow.
     
  24. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    I like True Tone on my iPad Pro but not the X as it is too yellow for my taste. I have True Tone off on the X and it looks good. I've tried it a few times, but compared to my other screens with and without True Tone it looks too warm and I can't get used to it like I can on my iPad. After using it on the iPad a short time it starts to look white and not yellow. I don't spend a lot of time on the phone so the white screen doesn't bother my eyes.
     

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