The iPhone has all sorts of nifty tricks, but one of the most useful is its ability to read black text on a white background. This reading mode can be useful in lots of situations: In bright sunlight, for example, it’s much easier to see black letters against a white background than red ones. Or if you’re like many iPhone users, you might just find that the striking design and simplicity of white-on-black texts make your device look much more elegant. With that in mind, this article explains how to change your iPhone’s black background to a white one and some other tips for making the most out of your Apple smartphone.
How To Change Black Background On iphone?
Turn on White Text on Black (and Vice Versa)
The first thing you’ll want to do is change your iPhone’s theme from white letters on a black background to black letters on a white background. To do this, navigate to Settings, General and Accessibility. Then, select Display. Select White on Black to change your iPhone’s background to black, and select Black on White to change it to white. You can also toggle the Bold Text and Increase Contrast settings if you want to make your screen even easier to read. White text on a black background is great for reading in bright sunlight, whereas black on white is easier to read in the dark. You can also use this setting to turn your iPhone into a rather stylish-looking piece of industrial machinery.
Adjust Screen Brightness
You can adjust the brightness of your iPhone’s display by pressing and holding the Home button. A slider control will appear at the top of the screen, letting you increase or decrease the brightness level. The higher the brightness level is, the easier it will be to see your screen in situations with low light, like at night or in a darkened room. Keep in mind that higher brightness settings can also drain your battery faster, though. You can also adjust brightness by going to Settings and then Display and Brightness. Here, you can set a brightness level that will apply both indoors and outdoors.
Enable Zoom and Enhance Visibility
The Zoom feature on the iPhone lets you increase the size of text and other items on your screen. This is useful if you have vision problems that make it difficult to see smaller text on your screen clearly. In addition to zooming in on certain parts of your screen, you can also have your iPhone zoom the entire screen. To zoom in on specific areas of your phone’s screen, navigate to Settings, General and Accessibility. Then, select Zoom. Select Zoom On to activate zoom on your phone or Zoom Off to deactivate it. You can also select the Zoom option to toggle between Zoom In and Zoom Out, if you want to adjust the level of magnification. If you’ve entered Zoom mode, you can let go of the Zoom In or Zoom Out button to toggle between Full Screen and Zoom mode. If you want to exit Zoom mode but are currently in Full-Screen mode, you can double-tap the Zoom button.
Change the Font Color to Darker Grey
We recommend that you don’t use black letters on a white background for extended reading, since it can be too tiring for the eyes. For reading long articles, you can change the font color to a darker grey to make the text easier on the eyes. To do this, go to the Display settings and select the Text option. Here, you can change the font color from white to a darker grey. To make the font color even darker, you can change the background color to black – this will make the text stand out better.
Use Darker Grey for Black Background
Another option is to use a darker grey for the background – this can also help make the text easier to read. To change the background color, navigate to the Display settings and select the Background option. Here, you can select a darker grey color. Unfortunately, this will make your entire device look darker, not just the text. Still, it’s a good option if you want a darker background and lighter text without changing the font color.
Don’t Confuse White on Black with Dark on Light
If you’re using an app that uses a white-on-black design, like Instagram, you might accidentally change your device theme to white letters on black. If this happens, you can quickly switch back to black letters on white by going to the Accessibility menu and selecting Display. You can also quickly change between the Light and Dark themes for apps like Mail, Contacts, Calendar, and Notes, by pressing and holding the Home button. A menu will appear with the option to change the theme for the selected app. If you want to keep the light theme but change the background to black, you can go to the Wallpaper settings, select the Home screen and then select Darker Image. You can also select a Darker Black Image to keep the light theme, but with a black background.
Best iPhone Features:
1. Resize the text on your iPhone
You can enlarge or shrink the text size on your iPhone. To do this, go to Settings > General > Accessibility and select Increase Font Size. You can also use the same option to change the font style.
2. Hide your Home Screen
You can hide or show your home screen by going to Settings > General > Accessibility and selecting Show Home Button. If you want to hide your home button, you can also change it back to a blank space by selecting Hide Home Button from this menu.
3. Change the background color of the Control Center
You can change the background color of your Control Center by going to Settings > Control Center and selecting Background Color. You can also use a darker grey for a better contrast with dark backgrounds, as described in point 1 above.
4. Change Touch ID settings for individual apps
You can change Touch ID settings for individual apps by going to Settings > General > Accessibility and selecting Change Touch ID Setting. You can also use this menu to change the sensitivity of the home button, double-tap for the home button, or set up a passcode.
5. Change the text size on the Lock screen
You can change how large or small you want the text to be on your lock screen by going to Settings > General > Accessibility and selecting Increase Text Size. This will make all text on your lock screen larger or smaller depending on where you select from this menu.
6. Disable vibrations for notifications and alarms
You can disable vibration for notifications and alarms by going to Settings > Notifications and selecting Vibrate on Silent. To turn off vibrating alarms, go to Settings > Alarms and select Vibrate instead of Ringer Switching On/Off. You can also use this menu to set up a silent mode or set up Do Not Disturb mode if you don’t want any notifications at all while using your iPhone. If you want an alert when you receive an important notification, but don’t want a vibration, you can enable sound alerts by going to Settings > Notifications & Sounds and setting Alert Style to Sound Only (Vibration is Off). To set up Do Not Disturb mode automatically when traveling through areas that have poor reception, go to Settings > Do Not Disturb Mode & Control Center and enable it there.
7. Change the size of text on the Lock screen
You can change the size of text on your Lock screen by going to Settings > General > Accessibility and selecting Increase Text Size (or decrease it if you want a smaller font).
Reading on your iPhone can be much easier and more comfortable if you change its theme from white to black. You can also adjust the brightness of your screen, enable zoom, and change the font color to a darker grey to make the text easier to read. If you prefer to read with white letters on a black background, you can also use a darker grey for the background without making the entire screen darker. Don’t confuse white on black with dark on the light; they are very different themes.
Where can I get a black theme for my iPhone?
There are no official apps that you can use to change your iPhone’s background to black. However, there are several ways you can change the color of your iPhone’s background to black. You can use a free third-party app called ColorFlow 2 (available on Google Play), or purchase a third-party app called ColorFlow, which is available on the App Store for $0.99.
Can I change my iPhone’s background from white to black?
Unfortunately, there is no way for you to do this in iOS 10. However, you can use the Settings > General > Accessibility menu and select Increase Text Size or decrease it if you want a smaller font size. You also have the option of going into Settings > Accessibility and selecting Increase Contrast so that all text will be more visible on your screen throughout the day.