What’s the point of smart invert?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by UKapple73, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. UKapple73 macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2014
    so smart invert...it’s useless. All the pictures are like negatives, in apps and also in safari....so basically what is the point of a kind of dark mode that looks like crap?!
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    You did notice that this is an accessibility feature, right?
  3. mjschabow macrumors 68000

    Dec 25, 2013
    From what I heard, Smart Invert prevents pictures from showing as negatives. Guessing the feature isn't 100% ready yet since iOS 11 is still in Beta.
  4. UKapple73 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2014
    It’s not even 10%, all pictures show as negatives!
    And as for being an accessiblity feature...access to what? In what way does it help anyone? I’m all ears
    --- Post Merged, Aug 12, 2017 ---
    When I say pictures I mean images in apps and safari
  5. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    It is for visually-impaired people. It increases the contrast systemwide without having to be implemented by developers. 'Smart invert' is simply an enhancement of this feature.
  6. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    To provide fodder for those continually pining for “dark mode” in iOS.

    Inverting screen colors is an Accessibility feature that makes the iPhone and iPad easier on the eyes for some people with a sensitivity to brightness, easier to distinguish for some people with color blindness, and easier to make out for some people with low vision. It can even be used in combination with zoom to greatly increase legibility for anyone with a visual impairment.
  7. Dave-Z macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2012
    I use it for reading in the dark, in combination with making the screen greyscale.
  8. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    It's Apple's secret way of developing Dark Mode without telling anyone. ;)
  9. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    but apparently, not so secret... :D

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