Setting up night mode in iPhone and iPad

iOS night mode for iPhone and iOS

Here is a basic tutorial on how to use features of the latest iOS to optimise your iPhone or iPad for late night or viewing during low light. Users of iOS 10 do have nightshift option which turns the display into warmer colours, but it sometimes isn’t enough for a constant viewer or a reader. As the night mode are not as very bright, this also helps you sleep better.

iOS night mode for iPhone and iOS

Follow the following steps to turn your iPhone or iPad into a night-smart device.

  1. Go to your Settings->Accessibility and turn on Display Accommodation.


  1. Turn “Invert Colours” to on and on “Colour Filters” section set it up to use grayscale.

iphone display accomodations setting


iOS Colour Filters

  1. Now go to Accessibility Shortcut setting which enables you to configure what options shows up when you click your home button 3 times.
  1. Selection “Invert Colours” and “Colour Filters” and make sure a tick mark appear on the right.

iOS accessibility shortcuts night mode

  1. Now to check your iPhone or iPad on night mode, triple click your home button and set both “Invert Colours” and “Colour Filters” to on.

These options turn your screen to reverse the colours as well as use the grayscale filter. This feature turns white to black and black to white. As most apps use white as a background colour, this reverses it to be more soothing to your eyes.

These filters are however not great if you are looking at pictures, as the filters take effect they seem like negative photographs. You can triple click the home button again and turn off the “Invert Colours” settings, so they are only black and white. For full-colour viewing, you can disable both of the filters.

The iOS does not have the option to enable or disable these features for a set period, so you have to do this every time you want to have night-smart screen. And, of course, to turn it off when you do not need it while you are outside.

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