Is it just me, or is True Tone a negative?

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  1. Adelphos33, Sep 25, 2017
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    Adelphos33 macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer it turned off. Why do people like this feature?

    EDIT - After a few more days with it, I’m starting to like how easy it is on the eyes
     
  2. protoxx macrumors 6502a

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    Why would it be a negative? You don't like it, turn it off.
     
  3. iTom17 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, it may not look 'beautiful' or anything, but I use it because it makes the experience a bit more 'seamless'. Without it's just an incredibly bright screen. With True Tone on, it matches the effect that a piece of paper produces. And that is a very natural effect.

    It really comes to personal preference. I understand how many people might dislike it and rather keep it off. And in certain situations I'll be turning it off too. But during normal usage I like the pretty subtle effect it adds.
     
  4. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    I won't be using True Tone, I have Night Shift turned on 24/7.
     
  5. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    I love True Tone. Think it's amazing idea and implemented excellently.
     
  6. cesarrenato macrumors newbie

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    me 2. i love yellow screen
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    They prefer it because it corrects the white point on the display and makes images/text appear appear more natural and makes reading more comfortable.
     
  8. fs454 macrumors 68000

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    It subtly matches the color temperature of the display to the color temperature of the environment you're in. It's easier on your eyes, makes the device blend into the environment as a normal object would, and it doesn't really affect accurate color rendering.

    If you don't like it, or it's affecting color-sensitive work that you're doing, it toggles on and off very easily.
     
  9. Impatientmac macrumors regular

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    I've had it on my ipad pro (9.7) since I got it last year and love it, but its mainly because I use it for reading. I can see it being an issue when youre trying to compare pictures on your device. I wish that was a feature you could add to the control center.
     
  10. Ladybug macrumors 68000

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    I don't like truetone either but I really think it depends on your eyes. As our eyes age we tend to see more yellow naturally so perhaps trutone amplifies that effect. I prefer cooler tones personally so keep it turned off.
     
  11. jamesrick80 macrumors 68020

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    True tone was always turned off on my iPad pro. I did not like it at all. If you like your colors to pop, you are better off not even using it. It's a nice tool to make your screen crazy yellow.
     
  12. TechnicallyTee macrumors 68000

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    I learned to deal with it with my iPad Pro and maybe because it never moves and usually in the same lightning position all day but on my iPhone I cant stand it and I turn it off. I get the purpose but when im home it gets way too yellow for my liking.
     
  13. digitalexplr macrumors 6502a

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    I like it. Easy enough to turn off if you don't.
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    I turned it off on my iPad, I wasn't liking it.
     
  15. Seth Matthews macrumors 6502

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    I have it disabled because it makes the screen yellow, or too warm. Turning it off makes it look nice and crisp with a slightly cooler tone.

    True Tone sucks.
     
  16. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    Doesn’t look great but it is easier on the eyes.
     
  17. Will_22 macrumors newbie

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    It is in the control center on iOS 11 with the new phones. Use 3D Touch on the brightness and it then pops up along with the switch for night mode.
     
  18. dontwalkhand macrumors 603

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    You can! 3D Touch brightness slider
     
  19. upandown macrumors 6502a

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    It's just you. It's a fantasic feature. Apples default color calibration is too blue. And harmful for light color eyes in the long term.
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    And once your eyes adjust the screen does not look yellow.
     
  20. TL24 macrumors 6502a

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    Excellent feature and gave it a good 24 hour run but I decided to turn mine off as well.
     
  21. Jawnathin macrumors 6502

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    Unless you really like cool hues the True Tone is great. If I end up keeping my 7+ instead of my 8+ I will miss that feature.
     
  22. soulreaver99 macrumors 68030

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    I turn it off on my iPad Pro. Not a fan of that yellow tint
     
  23. Impatientmac macrumors regular

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    Thanks you two! works on my iphone 8, but I'm guessing the ipad doesn't have 3d touch or a work around? I haven't updated that to ios 11 yet so I can't check
     
  24. dontwalkhand macrumors 603

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    Long press on iPad one
     
  25. Shadowbech macrumors 601

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    I have True Tone turned on and will stay On. I prefer it to be on. But that's just me.
     

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