iPhone X Truetone on the Max

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  1. Scarpad macrumors 68000

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    I thought i'd be a fan of true tone on the max but since i received the phone yesterday i've turned it off, maybe i'm just used to the older phones should i give it more time?
     
  2. Diorama macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, give it more time.

    There was a moment where I was reading a book in a room with low, orange sunlight coming in, and I had to check if true tone was on because the screen looked perfectly white. Turned true tone off and it looked blue like one of those insect-killing lamps.
    With it back on again it was the same colour as the A4 paper on the table: i.e. white.
     
  3. ianpuffen macrumors newbie

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    It will take time for your eyes to adjust, but personal preference is worth considering as well. I've gotten used to Night Shift on my MacBook Pro and 7+, but the addition of True Tone made the display on my XS Max feel excessively warm to me. I played around with the options and settled on leaving TrueTone off and Night Shift on (sunset to sunrise). Granted, that's what I'm already used to from my other devices, but it feels like the best balance for me. On the other hand, Diorama's post above sounds like an example of TrueTone working exactly as it should in warm light. So it's really up to your own preference.
     
  4. MrGimper macrumors 603

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    I find TT on my Max to be a little too aggressive, and makes the screen over-yellow in most instances. I've turned it off for now and use night shift sunset to sunrise
     
  5. FoxD macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer the look with it off BUT it’s so much easier on the eyes with it on. Going to keep it on now.

    I did turn off autobrightness because it’s just too dim for me.
     
  6. Jordan921 macrumors 601

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    I'm using Nightshift all day long with a low setting right now.. I have a colorimeter (Spyder) and I have calibrated panels on my desktop computer.. I tuned my Nightshift manually to match the white balance of my calibrated panels and just left it there for now.. True Tone in my opinion isn't working correctly on iOS12.. Also, I have a 2018 MacBook Pro with True Tone and it's working correctly.. True Tone on the phones are WAY too warm under the same lighting.. My MacBook shows PURE perfect white balance.. The phones (I have 3 phone samples) all are overblown, too warm (yellow as people call it).
     
  8. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Can you share a screenshot of your settings. Interesting approach. I tend to think True Tone is too yellow as well, but never thought about doing Nightshift all the time.
     
  9. DanPH77 macrumors member

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  10. Ffosse macrumors 68000

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    It works fine on my iPad Pro 10.5", but I've found it to be over aggressive on my iPhones, the X, 8 and now the Max so I've turned it off.

    I wish Apple let the user have a few more options for calibrating the screen, though.
     
  11. UnifiedMelody macrumors regular

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    wow you got a lucky batch... when i have trutone off, mine looks like the right one
    and the trutone on is like the one on the left in normal conditions

    [but i dont mind anyway, a bit of yellow tinge doesnt give me eyesore at least]
     
  12. Diorama macrumors 6502a

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    Remember, what true tone does to your screen depends entirely on your surroundings, the colour tone of the light in the room you are in at that time.
     
  13. UnifiedMelody macrumors regular

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    i will have to give that a spin, but i usually leave it on most of the time because not only does it affect the color of the screen relevant to the ambient lighting it helps auto adjust brightness too* :)
     
  14. DanPH77 macrumors member

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    its more "yellow" to my eyes than when I view it on my monitor. Its weird
     
  15. DNichter macrumors G3

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    I would give it more time as others have said. I have grown to prefer it a little warmer. Either way, it just takes a little for your eyes to adjust.
     
  16. DanPH77 macrumors member

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    Yea I am not sure what to do. I initiated a refund so I can have another week or so to decide...I just want to make sure my screen is good and know there isnt a better one out there.
     

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