When Apple presented its last flagship last month, it brought a display feature that until now was exclusive to this year's iPad Pro. It is called a "True Tone" display, a technology that uses the front sensors of the device to automatically adjust the white balance of the display to match the ambient lighting. As a result, the display causes less eye strain and the information displayed is more readable. However, this is quite different from the Night Shift mode found on iOS, which practically a light blue filter when using the phone late at night. That being said, not everyone could quickly adapt to the dynamic change in white balance as a result of the True Tone display, and your screen might seem strange when playing certain applications and games. If you think that the new True Tone display doesn't satisfy you well enough, let's take a look at how to disable True Tone on iPhone 8 and iPhone X:
Disable True Tone on iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
Note: I disabled the function on my iPhone 8 Plus with iOS 11.0.3, so the steps I'm about to mention should be exactly the same for iPhone 8 and the upcoming iPhone X.
True Tone can be deactivated from the device settings or directly from the renewed iOS 11 Control Center using 3D Touch. Simply follow the steps below to disable the feature without problems:
- Go up "Settings" on your iPhone and touch "Display and brightness" . In the next menu, simply touch the toggle to disable True Tone.
- To turn off the feature directly from the Control Center, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to access Control Center on your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. However, if you're using an iPhone X, swipe down from the top corner to the right of the screen to access the Control Center. Now, touch 3D on the brightness slider and you will see the option to enable or disable True Tone with a simple touch.
Better off without True Tone Display?
The new True Tone display on the new iPhone is certainly not for everyone. It could also be something you could love or hate, depending on what you do with your smartphone. Some apps and games may not work well with dynamic change in white balance and, therefore, the display may seem strange sometimes. At the same time, it also improves readability and can reduce eye strain. All in all, these are personal preferences about how you want the display of your iPhone. So, will you disable True Tone on your new iPhone or would you still like to use it? Let us know by dropping your valuable opinions in the comments section below.