Invert colors purpose?

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  1. Jason Garza macrumors member

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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.
     
  2. mrgraff macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  3. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    I used it once to mess with a friend told her the screen was broke on her new phone lol
     
  4. shurcooL macrumors 6502a

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    I've used it once or twice to increase the readability on some white-text-on-black-background websites.
     
  5. davehutch macrumors 6502a

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    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
     
  6. ike08 macrumors newbie

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    I actually use it all the time for reading at night. Pretty handy.
     
  7. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Same. One of the features that kept me with iOS instead of jumping ship to Android or Windows Phone.
     
  8. fisherking macrumors 601

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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...
     
  9. Dinh macrumors member

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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.
     
  10. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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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 :)
     
  11. ravenvii macrumors 604

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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. :)
     
  12. ike08 macrumors newbie

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    Same here :).
     
  13. Dinh macrumors member

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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.
     

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  14. iphone5att64 macrumors 6502

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    You can add inverted colors to the triple click home button shortcut.
     
  15. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Stock Android definitely doesn't have it.

    Props to Samsung for adding it, though.
     
  16. irDigital0l Guest

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    For those that have eye disorders might be easier for them.
     
  17. Dinh macrumors member

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    I wasn't aware of that, always though Android would have !And never expected it out of Samsung lol:D:p
     
  18. csixty4 macrumors regular

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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.
     
  19. monkey28rb macrumors 6502

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    I use it for the apple maps at night.. Since it does not include a night mode!!!!!!!
     
  20. blewvelvet macrumors newbie

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    Accessibility - INVERT - DARK MODE

    Is there anyway to get the photo to NOT INVERT?
    Or a photoshop trick to PRE INVERT your Wallpaper image to be normal when inverted?

    That way I can use DARK mode all day and night.

    Also helps if your partner is a light sleeper and is also a vampire that doesn't like any light in the room.
     
  21. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You can probably invert colors and take a screenshot of the wallpaper you want and set that as your wallpaper.

    Alternatively you can try another trick to make things fairly dim: http://fieldguide.gizmodo.com/dim-your-iphone-screen-with-a-home-button-shortcut-1663671625
     
  22. Kevin the cool macrumors newbie

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    Same for me
     

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