Last updated on May 22nd, 2023 at 12:41 pm
Have you seen or heard about the grayscale option in iOS 8, and wanted to check it out on your own iPhone 5? It is a simple change to make on the device and one that you can enable in just a few simple steps.
Whether your eyesight dictates that the grayscale option might make your phone easier to read, or you simply want to try a different look for your iPhone 5, then the grayscale feature is worth checking out. It completely converts everything that you see on your iPhone screen from color to grayscale.
Enabling Grayscale on the iPhone 5 in iOS 8
These steps were performed on an iPhone 5 in iOS 8.
Enabling grayscale will change the appearance of all the apps and screens on your device.
If you find that certain apps or menus become more difficult to navigate after turning on the grayscale, then you can follow these steps again in order to turn the grayscale setting off.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the General option.
Step 3: Scroll down and select the Accessibility option.
Step 4:Touch the button to the right of Grayscale to turn it on.
Everything on your screen will then immediately switch from color to shades of gray.
While the Tips app that is included with iOS 8 can be helpful at first to familiarize yourself with new features on iOS 8, you may decide that the notifications are distracting or unnecessary. Fortunately, you can turn off notifications from the Tips app and prevent them from appearing as either alerts or banners.
Summary – How to Activate Grayscale on iPhone
- Open Settings.
- Select Accessibility.
- Choose Display & Text Size.
- Tap Color Filters.
- Turn on Color Filters.
- Select Grayscale.
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