How to Turn Grayscale On or Off on iPhone, iPad

Out of all aspects, the iPhone’s Grayscale has raised eyebrows and got a lot of praise. The black and white iPhone screen prevents the battery from draining faster and protects your eye from emitted Blue Rays that can cause severe damage. What’s better is the Grayscale removes the Fun factor to decrease phone addiction. So if you have decided to turn ON Grayscale or, conversely, want to disable it on your iPhone for a shorter time span, here is how you can do it.

How to Change Your iPhone Screen to Grayscale

This article will show six different ways to turn On/Off Grayscale Inverted Screen Color. So do follow the one you feel comfortable with.

Way#1. Turn On/Off Grayscale Via Accessibility

The first method to turn On/Off Grayscale from Accessibility the steps are mentioned below.

  1. Go to Settings App.
  2. Choose Accessibility.
  3. Tap on Display & Text.
  4. Select Color Filters. Toggle to enable the Color Filters,
  5. Click on Grayscale from the list.

And if you want to turn off the Grayscale, disable the toggle next to the Color Filters.

Way#2. Turn On/Off Grayscale On iPhone From Accessibility Shortcut

If you often prefer turning on the Grayscale, the above steps might be lengthy and time-consuming. The best part is, now you can enable the Grayscale via Accessibility Shortcut just by pressing the Side or Home Button thrice.

But for this, you will need to configure the Color Filters under the Accessibility Shortcut by following the steps below.

Using Accessibility Shortcut

  1. Go to Settings App.
  2. Choose Accessibility.
  3. Tap on Display & Text.
  4. Select Color Filters. Toggle to enable the Color Filters,
  5. Click on Grayscale from the list.

After this, navigate back to the main Settings Screen > Accessibility. Then swipe down and select Accessibility Shortcut. Lastly, choose Color Filters. Once you do so, press the Home button or Side Button thrice to enable or disable Grayscale.

Tip: If the Grayscale Mode gets turned on/off accidentally on iPhone after this, we suggest selecting more than one option in the Accessibility Shortcuts. It will prompt a pop-up and further ask for confirmation to enable or disable Grayscale.

Way#3. Turn On/Off Grayscale On iPhone Using Control Center

If you prefer using the Control Center on your iPhone as a shortcut to enable certain aspects, fortunately, you can do the same with Grayscale. To get familiar with the procedure, follow the steps below.

Note: Before we proceed, ensure that Grayscale is selected in Color Filters Settings. Also, make sure Color Filters is configured under the Accessibility Shortcut settings. If you don’t know, you can prefer #Way 2, and after that, follow the steps below.

  1. Head to the Settings App.
  2. Select Control Center.
  3. Click on the + Icon next to the Accessibility Shortcut.

Navigate back to the iPhone Home Screen, then swipe from top to bottom to access the Control Center. Finally, tap on the Accessibility Icon to enable or disable. That’s It!

Way#4. Turn On/Off Grayscale On iPhone Using Siri

Long press the Side Button to activate Siri. After this command, either “Hey, Siri, “Turn ON Grayscale” or “Hey, Siri, “Turn OFF Grayscale.” That’s It!

Way#5. Turn On/Off Grayscale On iPhone Using Backtap

The backstrap was introduced from iOS 14; any iPhone with an older version than that won’t be able to enable or disable the Grayscale using it. So check the iOS version of your device, and then follow the steps below.

Note: Before we proceed, ensure that Grayscale is selected in Color Filters Settings. Also, check Color Filters is chosen under the Accessibility Shortcut settings. If you don’t know, you can prefer #Way 2, and after that, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to the Settings App.
  2. Choose Accessibility.
  3. Tap Touch.
  4. Hit Back Tap.

Now, select Double Tap > Accessibility Shortcut. To turn ON or OFF Grayscale, double tap on the back of the iPhone.

Tip: If the Grayscale Mode gets turned on/off accidentally on iPhone after this, we suggest selecting more than one option in the Accessibility Shortcuts. It will prompt a pop-up and further ask for confirmation to enable or disable Grayscale.

Way#6. Turn On/Off Grayscale On iPhone Using Apple Shortcut App.

Turn ON Grayscale On iPhone Using Shortcuts

  1. Access the preinstalled Shortcut App.
  2. Select Automation from the bottom menu.
  3. Choose Create Personal Automation.
  4. For instance, tap Time Of Day. Choose between Sunrise, Sunset, or Time Of Day from the When Menu. Select Daily, Weekly, or Monthly from the Repeat Menu as a requirement and convenience.
  5. Hit on Next > Add Action.
  6. Search and select Set Color Filters.
  7. Then tap on Next Button at the top right corner.

Lastly, you get the overview of the grayscale settings you have configured under shortcut apps. From the same screen, toggle to enable Ask Before Running. At last, tap on Done Button. 

Turn Off Grayscale On iPhone Using Shortcuts

If you want to turn off the automation of Grayscale, head to the Shortcuts App > Automation from the bottom menu. Now select the Grayscale Mode shortcut. And then, disable the toggle next to Enable This Automation. 

Final Thought!

In this article, we showed you the different ways; manually, using voice commands, and automation to enable or disable the Grayscale on iPhone. Which did you find the most comfortable way? Let us know in the comment box below.

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Karly Wood

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