Apple always brings new features to its users, so they can use their iPhone with more efficiency. There are numerous features the Apple has provided; it is difficult to grasp all the feature at once. Today we are going to talk about one of the features that is True Tone. Though it is not available in all the iPhone series, but the newer versions of iPhone can definitely take advantage of this feature.


True Tone is an “advanced” sensor function which changes the screen’s brightness and colours based on the conditions of lighting around us. True Tone is meant to make the display’s colour look more natural, and it does. True Tone is intended to take into account the ambient light levels and temperature before adjusting the colour, intensity and brightness of the phone’s screen to fit.

Apple believes that by doing so, the display would seem more natural while also reducing eye strain. Depending on the colour temperature of the ambient light, the display adapts the colour profile of the display by adding a yellowish tint. It helps minimise blue light, but not as much as night mode, which literally turns the display yellow. Warmer colours on your display are caused by warmer lighting in the environment. The effect is similar to what happens when light strikes a sheet of paper, and Apple claims that the function is intended to decrease eye strain.


True Tone is a display technology used by Apple in its Macs, iPads, and iPhones. The system measures ambient light, colour, and brightness with powerful sensors. It then employs an algorithm to match the output of your display to those characteristics.

The only way to comprehend it is to imagine it as a book. It will be difficult to read a book written on white paper if you are seated in a room with a yellow light. However, if the paper was yellowish and the font colour was adjusted to contrast it, your eyes would have an easier time reading.

True Tone does this. If the room has a white light, the screen becomes whiter, and if the room has a black light, the screen becomes blacker.


True Tone was first launched with the 9.7-inch iPad Pro in 2016 and has gradually spread throughout Apple’s iPhone line-up. True Tone is currently supported by a small number of devices, but Apple has extended the technology to both the iPhone and iPad. True Tone is supported by the following devices: iPhone 8 and newer models, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation), iPad Pro 11-inch, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 10.5-inch, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Air (3rd generation), and iPad mini (5th generation)


  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Locate Display & Brightness.
  3. Switch on the option for True Tone.

After following these steps your display, as per your surroundings will now adjust to match the ambient light.


  1. Open Control Centre by swiping down the upper right corner.
  2. Locate Brightness slider.
  3. Press and hold on to it.
  4. After doing you will find True Tone option at the bottom of the brightness bar.
  5. Click on the True Tone option to turn it on.

You can follow these same steps to disable True Tone on your iPhone.


What exactly is True Tone technology?

True Tone changes the white balance onscreen gently to match the colour temperature of the light around you, whether you’re using the device in overhead illumination or direct sunshine. The idea is to deceive your eyes into thinking the screen is white like paper in any light.

True Tone helps pictures on the display seem more realistic, lowers eyestrain, and makes reading text more pleasant for the eyes in all types of circumstances by always providing precisely the optimum amount, intensity, and temperature of white light.

Does true tone make a significant difference?

True Tone may help the iPads or iPhone’s screen appear more realistic, but most people won’t notice the change unless you compare a device with this feature to one who doesn’t have this feature or without it. True Tone may be useful for individuals who use the iPad or iPhone for picture or video editing and wish to fine-tune the colour of their photographs. This tool is also very helpful when comparing colours to an actual image.

Is True Tone affecting battery life?

While this is a very useful feature, enabling it requires your iPhone to constantly evaluate your surroundings in order to make required modifications to the display colour. So technically yes, it is affecting your battery life to drain a bit faster than usual. You may improve the battery life of your iPhone by disabling this option.

Is True Tone good for your eyes?

The basic answer is yes, if your device supports them. True Tone is a useful technique to keep your eyes from becoming fatigued when using your iPhone, iPad, or MacBook Pro, therefore we recommend that you enable it, but be prepared to lose some battery life in the process.

When should you make use True Tone feature?

It provides a warmer screen closer to your bedtime to lower the quantity of blue light reflected by the screen. As a result, the display seems brighter. A warmer display, on the other hand, should be considerably more pleasant for late- night reading when ambient light is likely to be lower.

Is True Tone causing the screen to become yellow?

True Tone is a feature on iPhones, iPads, and even Macs that adjusts the colour and brightness of the screen to match the lighting conditions. It should imply that the screen is less strain on the eyes. So, the issue is that True Tone might give the screen a yellow cast.

Until next time, with another topic. Till then, Toodles.

About the author


Devendra Chande

Devendra is a full-time writer at ConsideringaApple and he is fond of new things in the tech world. He loves to read novels and write poems. This adventure-seeking guy is a hodophile who has an aim to explore all the beautiful mountains, oceans, cultures, traditions, and foods this world has to offer. Since the release of the first iPhone, he believes in Jobs' vision and praises every Apple product.

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