Is your Apple Watch suddenly only displaying black, white, and gray colors? This could be a little alarming if you didn’t do it intentionally. The bright colors and vivid display of the Apple Watch is certainly one of its more appealing features so, when that disappears, it can be cause for concern.
Fortunately your watch going to black and white mode is most likely caused by a change to the device’s Grayscale setting, rather than an indication of a problem. Our tutorial below will show you where to find that setting in the Watch app on your iPhone so that you can turn it off and restore the original brightly-colored display to which you are accustomed.
How to Change the Grayscale Setting on an Apple Watch
The steps in this guide are performed through the Watch app on your iPhone. The devices being used in this guide include the following specs:
iPhone model – iPhone 7 Plus
iOS version – 10.3.3
Apple Watch model – Apple Watch 2
WatchOS version – 3.2.2
Step 1: Open the Watch app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Touch the My Watch tab at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Choose the General option on this menu.
Step 4: Select Accessibility.
Step 5: Tap the button to the right of Grayscale to turn it off.
The change to your watch should be almost instantaneous if you are currently wearing the watch.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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