Think your iPhone X screen is too warm? Here is how to make it more natural

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by edwin1204, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. edwin1204 macrumors newbie


    Nov 2, 2017
    Thought my screen tone is just way too warm when I started using the phone, so did some adjustment to make it more natural.

    Go to Settings->General-> Accessibility ->Display Accommodation->Color Filter-> Switch to ON->Check Color Tint-> Scroll Intensity & Hue all the way to the right ->Adjust Hue to the left so that the screen color from Red to Purple-ish (Towards Blue). Once you determine the sweet point, scroll intensity all the way to the left. Now you should have a much better display tone.
  2. Hoosier317 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2016
    Unless you’re using a quality colorimeter and software, it’s highly unlikely you’ll be able to achieve accurate results by eyeballing it.
  3. edwin1204 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Nov 2, 2017
    That is true. But it is one of the methods that you can continuously adjust to get something you like. I basically just put my 7 side my side to tune the X out, and now it feels much better than the default warm tone while keeping true tone on.
  4. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    Can you check whether the color setting on the phone changes how photos are saved onto your computer?

    Like, say that you take some pics with the phone "warmer", then some others with it "cooler", do the color profiles carry over?

    And/or if you edit the photos on the phone first before offloading them?
  5. Jimmie Geddes macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2007
    I took screen shots after trying out the color filters setting(no True Tone), I adjusted the color intesnsity bar lower, too high made it looke like Galaxy S8. IMO I think it gives the screen a pop and compliments the new OLED display.
  6. TrueBlou macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2014

    It only affects the display of the iPhone. In other words it changes how colours are displayed on the screen, not the content you are displaying. Do no worries about photos or anything.
  7. deuxani macrumors 6502


    Sep 2, 2010
    To me it just seems like TrueTone is set too aggressively. The screen is far too warm. Turning off TrueTone will already make it look almost the same as the LCD iPhones. And just turn on Night Shift for the evening, night and early morning.
  8. Technarchy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2012
    Irrelevant. You just need to get it to where your eyes and brain are happy with the result.

    I was unhappy with the calibration of the 7+ and X. Touch warmer than I like.

    My 8+ was calibrated cooler which I prefer.
  9. BAZ1307 macrumors member

    Oct 11, 2011
    Newcastle, UK
    Mine is quite a lot warmer than I would like, and is uneven with the bottom portion of the screen looking cooler than the top, it’s always distracting me unfortunately. The colour tint option just makes everything have a tint of blue, rather than shifting just the white colours.

    I think really the only option we have is to return our phones if we’re not happy with the white balance, which is something I really don’t want to do. :(
  10. dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
    This old method does NOT work it adds a blue tint which ruions the contrast and brightness this is not a real mothod to change screen temp mine is yellow and ive already had apple send me a new one i think they are all the same
  11. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    How about from another angle --

    If you edit a photo to look good when the screen is one color temperature, will it look out of whack at another color temperature (say, on the same phone at a different time of day; or back on your computer later)?
  12. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    It doesn’t have to be accurate to anything. It just needs to look good to the individual user.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 7, 2017 ---
    they are definitely not all the same. Never have been.
  13. Harthag macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2009
    I hated True Tone on the X, then loved it, now hate it again. This white uniformity on the X is driving me bonkers. Then I had a thought. I put my phone up against my desktop monitor calibrated (with colorimeter + DisplayCAL) at 130 cd/m2 to 6500K white point. True Tone off, brightness set to 30-50% on the phone. The iPhone X is almost identical white compared to the monitor. Which is a relief, because I was used to the cooler white on my iPhone 7 and was letting gadget obsessiveness get to me with the X. Shame on me for temporarily forgetting what 6500K looks like. True Tone sucks, but if your whites are a tad warm with it disabled, your phone is likely accurate (as others have stated).

    Photo attached, can't do anything about red tint using my iPhone 7 camera, but you get the idea. Both look similar in terms of temperature.

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  14. Cashmonee macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2006
  15. HeadphoneAddict macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2007
    I took a photo of a shirt that was navy blue and on my iPhone X screen it looks more grey than blue. I'll have to try this out with the shirt and phone next to each other, and adjust the screen to match the color more closely.
  16. TrueBlou macrumors 68040


    Sep 16, 2014

    Yes, as with any display, you’re editing to make it look good on the screen you’re currently looking at. It won’t necessarily look the same on a different display. Just like switching between a more modern iMac display and one from 10 years ago.

    Having said that, the reason most of us faff about adjusting our iPhone display (and I did it with my LCD ones too it’s not exclusive to the iPhone X) is to achieve a more natural colour balance, or at least one I like. So for instance, when I edit a photo on my iPhone or iPad, then move over to the same photo on my iMac, there’s very little to no noticeable difference.

    It all comes down to the colour temperature of your display, it’s colour profile support and how well calibrated it is.

    Even if you didn’t adjust the display on your iPhone, X or otherwise, and sent a completely unedited photo to someone with a Samsung OLED phone, it’s going to look different to them as the colours tend to be more saturated.
  17. DNichter macrumors G3


    Apr 27, 2015
    Philadelphia, PA
    I personally don't mess with any of this stuff. I like the X out of the box so I will stick with that.
  18. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    TrueBlou, cool, thanks (seems obvious to me now.. lol).

    I remember discovering that I could adjust my iBook's display (my first Mac) and ended up with a warmer, more incandescent-like screen that resembled a sheet of paper instead of a fluorescent light fixture. I've done the same with all of my Macs since then, and I'm still aggravated that I'm not allowed to do the same on my work-issued Win10 laptop.

    My wife and I will probably get our own Xes this month, if we can. I don't think I'll be as annoyed as some of the users here.
  19. seb333, Nov 8, 2017
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    seb333 macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2017
    We'll get an exchange program... ("quality program".) If we ask for it.

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