Suggestion for Smart Invert Colors being close, but not quite Dark Mode

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by kmichalec, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. kmichalec macrumors 6502a

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    So, I like the way Smart Invert Colors is "close" to being a Dark Mode, but doesn't work for everything. So, I thought of this idea, and just wanted to share just in case anyone else could use it. In my opinion, Invert Colors accomplishes about 75-80% of what I'd like to see in a Dark Mode, but there are still issues with pictures, albums, etc, so there are times when I don't want SIC on, but going into settings every time and turning it off would be a pain. Then I remembered the General > Accessibility > Accessibility Shortcut function, which allows you to Triple Click the home button, and perform a function (from a list of choices). Well, SIC is one of those choices! So, I set up SIC to be be my Shortcut function on my iPhone, and voila! I can leave it in SIC mode, and when I'm in an app that isn't rendering images properly, or has weird color schemes, I triple click the home button quickly, and I'm back to normal. When I'm done, I can go back to SIC by another quick triple click.

    Maybe this doesn't work for everyone, and while not a perfect solution, I find I don't mind doing it so far and am enjoying "almost" Dark Mode in most of the apps I use.

    Hope someone finds this helpful. :)

    Let me know what you think!
     
  2. Phil Holland macrumors regular

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    Thanks!
     
  3. KeanosMagicHat, Jun 23, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2017

    KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    I'd prefer to be able to add this as a toggle in the customisable control centre.

    In truth, I'm hoping I won't have to use this at all, as they will have a proper dark mode available with the launch of iPhone X
     
  4. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    Good tip, surprised to hear it isn't in control centre tbh.
     
  5. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    You’re probably already aware, but it is now.

    You can add Accessibility Shortcuts to the Control Center.

    I currently have this as well as AssistiveTouch for access to screenshots.
     
  6. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    Nice. My personal problem with that is you have to have the triple click home button shortcut enabled too. The CC option is just another way to do the triple click, essentially. I'd rather have a distinct option in CC so I could disable the triple click shortcut. Or, have the triple click shortcut do one thing (like zoom) without showing a menu first, and a CC option for invert mode only, without showing a menu. Still, nice to know there's a way.
     

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