How to Control Your iOS 11 Device’s True Tone Display Using Control Center

Posted in How To, iPad, iPhone on 03/10/2017 by Chris Hauk


If you’re lucky enough to own the most recent generations of either the iPad Pro or iPhone you may know it boasts white balance compensating True Tone technology. True Tone makes images on the display look more natural, reduces eyestrain, and makes reading easier on your eyes in almost any lighting environment.

How to Control Your iOS 11 Device's True Tone Display Using Control Center

The technology works by adjusting the percentage, intensity, and temperature of white light. This fools your eyes into seeing the display as white like paper, in any lightning. While this is a great, eye saving feature, some users might not care for it. Luckily, you can toggle the feature on and off in the iOS 11 Control Center.

How to Control Your iOS Device’s True Tone Display

Note: This How To applies only to the following devices:

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPad Pro 12.9-inch (second generation)
  • iPad Pro (10.5-inch)
  • iPad Pro (9.7-inch)

How to Control Your iOS 11 Device's True Tone Display Using Control Center

To adjust the display temperature of your device by toggling the True Tone feature, do the following:

  1. Swipe your finger up from the bottom edge of your iPhone to display Control Center. If you’re on an iPad, swipe up from the bottom while in any app (it won’t work on the iPad Home screen), or you can double-click the Home button.
  2. Deep press the brightness bar using 3D Touch. If you’re on a non-3D Touch device, just tap and hold your finger on the bar.
  3. Tap “True Tone” below the slider to toggle the feature on/off.

Note: You can also enable or disable the True Tone feature by going to “Settings” -> “Display & Brightness.”

How to Control Your iOS 11 Device's True Tone Display Using Control Center

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Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine and the Internet.