White text on black -- IOS 9

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by paieye, May 1, 2016.

  1. paieye macrumors regular

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    I have at last got black wallpaper with opaque icons, though how I got there I do not quite know.

    I now need to set the telephone so that I have got white text on black, but without inverting colours, since that will give me horrible transparent icons.

    Is this possible with IOS 9 ?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Colors within the apps can't really be changed (unless it's something that the app itself might provide, which at most really only some third party apps do).
     
  3. paieye thread starter macrumors regular

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    That surprises me, because in earlier versions of IOS it was possible to choose White Text on Black in Settings. However, so be it, thanks for helping.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I can't say that I recall that. Where was that and what did it apply to (and what iOS version)?
     
  5. Paddle1, May 1, 2016
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    Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    The icons are always opaque square-like shapes. I'm guessing you mean you don't want them to blend in with the background.

    The only way to change the font from black to white is to put a "dark enough" wallpaper. This should happen automatically. Can you post a screenshot?
     
  6. paieye thread starter macrumors regular

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    First of all, here is the link that I have found explaining how at one time IOS accommodated what I want to do: http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/for-seniors-turn-on-white-on-black-on-your-iphone-.html.

    Next, what I have got -- and what I like -- is black wallpaper, with opaque icons. However, for perfection, I should like also to be able to read iMessages, What'sApp, Email, &c. as white text on a black or dark background.

    Might that be possible ? Meanwhile, many thanks for your help.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    That setting seems to be describing the invert colors setting, which was simply called somewhat differently in some earlier iOS versions.
     
  8. paieye thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh, how disappointing. Thank you, though.
     
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Invert colors will do what you want for the most part, it will just also invert colors other than white and black as well.
     
  10. Paddle1 macrumors 68030

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    What you're looking for sounds a bit like a dark mode. A lot of people want this. Hopefully they add one in a future update.
     
  11. paieye thread starter macrumors regular

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    The trouble with Invert Colours is that it makes the icons on the desktop translucent, so the result is to improve the visibility of text at the price of rendering some of the icons completely unreadable by me, and in some cases invisible.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Odd, I don't see anything of the sort using that. Perhaps you can try it with a different wallpaper?

    Seems like that was one of the last suggestions in your previous thread about this kind of thing at http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/unwanted-transparency.1969329/#post-22839064
     
  13. paieye thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have changed to a different black wallpaper. The icons on the desktop are opaque, but with Invert Colors on. However, I can still not get white text on black.
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    How about a non-black wallpaper?
     
  15. paieye thread starter macrumors regular

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    I tried a dark blue, but with exactly the same result.
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Ultimately it sounds like that's what's desired.
     

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