How To Enable Screen Filters To Help With Color Blindness in iOS 10

BY Khamosh Pathak

Published 9 Sep 2016


iOS is the clear leader when it comes to smartphone accessibility. It’s awesome to see blind and different abled users get access to technology in the palm of their hands. And Apple is committed to make this a better experience for many users. And in iOS 10, they’re adding a new Color Filters option to help compensate for color blindness.

Read: All The New Settings in iOS 10

How To Use Color Filters

Step 1: Open “Settings“, go to “General” -> “Accessibility” and then select “Display Accommodation“.


Step 2: You’ll see a new option called “Color Filters“.


Step 3: Tap it and toggle the feature to turn it on.

Step 4: Below, you’ll see three filters.Red/Green, Green/Red, and Blue/Yellow. They compensate for Protanopia, Deuteranopia, and Tritanopia.

Red/Green (Protanopia)


Green/Red (Deuteranopia)


Blue/Yellow (Tritanopia)


You’ll also find a greyscale filter.


Step 5: You’ll see sample photos at the top. Swipe between them after enabling the different filters to see previews and how the filters look to your eyes.

Step 6: Below, you’ll see a “Custom” section, where you can have customized Hue and Intensity settings.


Check out the photos above to get an idea.

Do You Use Accessibility Features?

Do you use any accessibility features in iOS. I’m still in my 20s but I don’t have the best vision. So I notch up the text size just a bit. It helps a lot in apps like Tweetbot.

What about you? Share with us in the comments below.