Keyboard not old people friendly

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by i hate phones, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. i hate phones macrumors 6502a

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    Is there anyway to change the look of the keyboard? My parents refuse to update because they have a hard time seeing the keyboard. I think it's all the light coloring. There's not much contrast. I've played around with the accessibility settings but they don't do much to the keyboard.
     
  2. SunnyFL macrumors regular

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    Trying to figure that out too. I thought I read a trick somewhere but now can't find it.
     
  3. WJKramer macrumors 6502

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    Setting>General>Accessibility>Increase Contrast. As good as it gets.
     
  4. jclardy macrumors 68030

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    Increase Contrast seems to remove transparency from the keyboard, so that should help.

    The keys on the iOS 7 keyboard are actually more contrasty though - black on white versus black on grey. But unfortunately it seems the "Bold Text" option doesn't have any effect on the keyboard.
     
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    i hate phones thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think the lack of boldness is the biggest problem. Letters are so thin. I personally like it but I can see how it could be hard on the eyes. I can see well and can feel my eyes straining a bit. I think it's all the light colors but it looks ridiculous when you invert the colors.

    I like the color of the spotlight keyboard better
     
  6. SunnyFL macrumors regular

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    I think if they would add an option to add bold keys to the keyboard would solve a lot of problems or even if they were black instead of grey
     
  7. dago52 macrumors newbie

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    it would be nice if Apple let us choose a keyboard color. I love the black keyboard that comes up when you are searching the device.
     
  8. DomC macrumors 6502

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    Not only are the letters just a bit light, but the white keyboard in general is a lot harder for me to use and creates more eye strain than the darker one. I can feel my eyes working harder on the white one.
    I submitted feedback for the option to always use one or the other color and to allow the "bold" option to include the keyboard.
     
  9. Apollo 13 macrumors 6502a

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    I have no problem with it but I do have a problem with it when I wake up in the morning. It's just to bright to see so what I do is invert the colors. It's so nice on the eyes when waking up.
     
  10. SunnyFL macrumors regular

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    Where do you submit feedback
     
  11. DomC macrumors 6502

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