iPhone 8 Plus True Tone too aggressive?

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  1. MrGimper macrumors 603

    MrGimper

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    Anyone else think the True Tone on the 8/Plus I just a little too aggressive? Seems to turn the screen much more yellow compared to my iPad Pro 10.5 under the same lighting. I've had to turn it off as a consequence.

    Seems to be the same on iOS 11, and now iOS 11.1 beta.

    Wish they would allow this to be tweaked.
     
  2. antisomnic macrumors regular

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    this is my first time using a device with true tone and I don't seem to really notice it change. I can see the color temperature being different but the change seems subtle. Might just be me.
     
  3. Simacca macrumors 65816

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    I only notice that it’s more aggressive if I look at it side by side with my 10.5. Otherwise I love it.
     
  4. ericgtr12 macrumors 65816

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    I personally don't prefer it so I shut it off, then you have to shut off the second hidden brightness control through General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations. Why this additional duplicate setting is there, let alone so hidden away, is baffling.
     
  5. nburwell macrumors 601

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    I agree with the OP in that is it a bit too aggressive in changing the screen color more yellowish. I immediately turned True Tone off after I set up my 8+.
     
  6. MacDevil7334 macrumors 65816

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    I agree the True Tone on my 8 is definitely a bit more yellow than on my iPad Pro 9.7”. The interesting thing is that, when I compare the two screens to a white piece of paper under ambient lighting, the iPhone is much closer to the perceived white than is the iPad, which still appears a bit blue. At the end of the day, the difference between the two screens is not dramatic, so I’ve left True Tone on for both devices. Love the feature overall!
     
  7. palmerc2 macrumors 68000

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    Since the first iPhone I’ve always kept Auto Brightness turned off. Annoyed the living hell out of me. I used Night Shift instead.

    However, with the 8+ being my first true tone device, I’ve left it on. Have been pretty pleased with it so far. Only time I need to adjust the screen brightness is when I’m in a room with no lights as it’s a tad too bright.

    I still have Night Shift on.....not sure if that’s overkill having both activated?
     
  8. Toonartist macrumors regular

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    On the iPhone 8+, it's probably the best feature (other than battery). After using it for the last few weeks now, I find most other phones to look blue in comparison. The colours are very natural no matter the time of day. I'm used to working with calibrated screens for my work (photographer) and True Tone handles colour correction very well.
     
  9. MrGimper thread starter macrumors 603

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    For those who turned off auto-brightness, which level have you set your brightness at?
     
  10. sdwaltz macrumors 6502a

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    Used to be annoying. Apple actually fixed this with control center in iOS 11 - you can add display accommodations to the control center and reduce white point can be added as a sub-menu.
     
  11. MrGimper thread starter macrumors 603

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    I think the poster is referring to the fact that the auto-brightness setting has moved to under display accommodations.
     
  12. ducatiti macrumors 6502a

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    Bump, since we have a similar issue on the newly released X.
     
  13. flat five macrumors 603

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    if you use calibrated displays elsewhere, the true tone settings will likely look correct to you..

    that said, the first time you use calibrated displays, they will probably look wrong to you.

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    i guess my point it something like..
    it depends on what you've become accustomed to as being correct.. and with eyes, it's very easy to think crap is correct-- if all you've been looking at is crap ;)


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    realistically, use the setting either on or off.. whatever looks best to you.. don't worry about it beyond that..

    if you still worry about it then turn true tone on and leave it.. let your eyes adjust to it for a month or so..

    then turn it off just to see.. i almost guarantee you'll turn it right back on after that little experiment ;)
     
  14. Ryan1524 macrumors 68000

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    Do you peeps keep night shift on with True Tone?

    I suppose the yellowing for night time is still a valid comfort feature. My setting of night shift is at 20%, but that’s still yellower than True Tone most of the time.
     
  15. flat five macrumors 603

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    i do.
    a little less warm than midpoint setting.

    (fwiw, i don't interpret it as being more yellow.. it's less blue/more red to me)
     
  16. PBz macrumors 68020

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    Seems more aggressive on X IMO. I leave TT on with my 8+.
     

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