iOS 8 allows you to convert any compatible iPhone or iPad into a device with black and white screen, like those 15 years ago. Thanks to an option implemented by Apple in the operating system’s settings, users can make their devices screen to display everything in black and white color tones.
Entitled “Grayscale”, the new iOS 8 functionality was created not necessarily nostalgic, but for those with vision problems, being included in the Accessibility menu in the application Settings. It will turn out great for those with color distinguishing problems because it will make it simpler interpreting and distinguishing elements on the screen, unless it is colored as default.
If you have vision problems, want to experience a new way of viewing things with the iOS device screen, you want to fool a friend who uses iPhone or iPad, or you’re dissatisfied with your terminal battery life – because, in theory the energy consumed by the screen in grayscale mode should be lower than normal – then follow the steps below to see how to enable functionality.
How to turn on Grayscale on iPhone or iPad
Open the Settings app on the home screen of your iPhone or iPad
Next go to – Touch General, general configuration (settings)
Next go to – Touch Accessibility
Switch to green (I-On) button next to Grayscale – is located in the first section, entitled Landscape (View – Viewing).
The change will be visible immediately, all colors disappear regardless of applications, menus, or web pages that you will access. And because everything that appears on the screen is white, black or gray, it would be a good idea to activate the I /O tags for switches and bold text.
An important indication related to Grayscale functionality, is that it does not affect the images in any way. Accordingly, none of the images already available, nor those photos or videos that you record with Grayscale mode enabled will not be captured in black and white.
The same thing happens if screenshots. Although they appear black and white as long as Grayscale mode is activated, at their importation on a device which displays colors, or when deactivating the Grayscale mode, all images will have the colors recorded by the cam.