iPhone XS Max TrueTone?

nviz22

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Do you like TrueTone? Is TrueTone different this generation than the 2017 iPhones?

Or would you prefer to have the option to edit the display’s settings, like some Android OEMs?
 

Relentless Power

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Do you like TrueTone? Is TrueTone different this generation than the 2017 iPhones?

Or would you prefer to have the option to edit the display’s settings, like some Android OEMs?
I use True-tone all the time. I think many seem to conflate that True-tone and Night shift are the same thing, when in fact, they are complete opposite. True tone corrects the white point on the display based on the ambient lighting in the room, which if anyone knows anything more Apples displays, they’re very bright and Stark, which I find this is much more of an easier transition on the eyes.
 
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nviz22

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As far as I can tell, you can turn off true tone and night shift and edit your phones color curves in display accomodations.
Didn’t know that, thanks. I thought Apple would bring in profiles eventually since OLED is something that looks better with deeper blacks and what not lol.
 

kingston73

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You can definitely adjust the tone whether you have true tone on or off. Just search "calibrate ios color" or something similar. I think a lot of people don't realize they have that ability?
 

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What convinced me to use Truetone was comparing my phone's white to a white sheet of paper in various light conditions. They pretty much matched with Truetone on.
 

Motionblurrr

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First thing I turned off on my iPad Pro and XS Max. It makes everything look piss yellow
Give it a try for a week straight without turning it off and on to compare.

Come back and turn it off and realize that without True Tone, it looks blue like those cheap blue aftermarket headlights that tuned Honda’s use.
 
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dont care for it, but its only a matter of time before apple forces us to use it and takes away the option.
 

JBGoode

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dont care for it, but its only a matter of time before apple forces us to use it and takes away the option.
This is a pretty silly comment but I think you already know that. What end would be served by forcing this? Oh wait, there is none but it was a (failed) Apple bashing opportunity wasn't it?
 

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This is a pretty silly comment but I think you already know that. What end would be served by forcing this? Oh wait, there is none but it was a (failed) Apple bashing opportunity wasn't it?
No, it isn't silly, and it's not wholly unexpected.

As an example, do you realize you don't have the ability to turn your screen up to 625 nits of brightness without having auto brightness on? Apple limits you to 500 nits if you don't use auto brightness. Spare me the "nobody needs more than 500 nits unless they are in the sun anyway", because that's not the point. The point is, Apple controls what they allow you to do. I would not be surprised one bit if they forced True Tone on us in a future update. Not one bit.
 

davedvdy

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No, it isn't silly, and it's not wholly unexpected.

As an example, do you realize you don't have the ability to turn your screen up to 625 nits of brightness without having auto brightness on? Apple limits you to 500 nits if you don't use auto brightness. Spare me the "nobody needs more than 500 nits unless they are in the sun anyway", because that's not the point. The point is, Apple controls what they allow you to do. I would not be surprised one bit if they forced True Tone on us in a future update. Not one bit.
They might force it, but I wouldn't worry about it. Just like they forced battery throttling, and that got fixed in a software update after lots of complaints and a lawsuit.
 

Wide opeN

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True Tone is trash, and I don't understand it's existence.

With that said the screen is much more vibrant with it off. Plus, I find the auto-brightness to be so effective that it nulls and voids whatever the point of True Tone is.

Apple FINALLY got auto-brightness to be what it was intended to be after all these years.
 

Relentless Power

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dont care for it, but its only a matter of time before apple forces us to use it and takes away the option.
I read your explanation above, but I don’t see how Apple could ‘force a software toggled feature’ such as True tone on a user. Not when True Tone has been an option from the start, what would be the justification for them to force someone to use True tone? That’s like saying, (....Apple is going to force 3D Touch to be used in order to interact with the display...), Apple can’t do that and nor will there be a logical reason why.

Now, as an example of something Apple could ‘force’ a feature on a user, would be two factor authentication, where once you activate it, it can’t be deactivated, because they’re doing that for protection of the consumer. My point is, that’s a logical reason why they would force a feature on someone.
 

ZEEN0j

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True Tone is trash, and I don't understand it's existence.

With that said the screen is much more vibrant with it off. Plus, I find the auto-brightness to be so effective that it nulls and voids whatever the point of True Tone is.

Apple FINALLY got auto-brightness to be what it was intended to be after all these years.
Auto brightness and True Tone have two completely different goals. Same with night shift.

Night shift is basically a accessibility feature. Helps to limit blue light exposure. True Tone changes the white point to look more natural in the room it’s in. Like how a white piece of paper looks different depending on the lighting. Don’t think I need to explain auto brightness.

True Tone doesn’t just make the screen yellow/warm. It will even go slightly blue with the correct lighting.