How to Disable and Enable True Tone on Your iPhone 8 / 8 Plus or iPhone X

The latest Apple smartphones iPhone 8 and 8 Plus has gorgeous Retina HD displays with a high color accuracy and outdoor visibility. iPhone X has even a higher-resolution Super Retina HD screen with a pixel density of whopping 458 pixels per inch. What is the same for all the latest iPhones – iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X, is the new True Tone technology. It automatically adjusts the white balance of iPhone’s screen to match the ambient light around you. If you are coming over from an older iPhone model, it may look a little strange in some situations. However, having a True Tone technology off will make the whites on your display look different in various lighting conditions.

When True Tone is on, the ambient light sensor measures the surrounding light brightness and color continuously. Then your iPhone uses that information to adjust the display according to the environment for a more eye-pleasing experience.

Additionally, True Tone reduces the overall eye strain. So, you can fall asleep without any issues. Thought you would probably still want to use Night Shift in the hours before you go to bed, True Tone really helps out in any low-light or dark environment.

However, some users like it and some don’t. You should definitely decide for yourself. Here I will show you how to disable or enable True Tone on your iPhone 8 / 8 Plus or iPhone X.

Disable or Enable True Tone from Control Center

Besides how complicated is the technology behind the True Tone feature, and how many sensors it uses, the procedure for disabling and enabling it is super easy to do. Here are the steps.

  1. If rocking an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, pull up your Control Center with a swipe from the bottom of the screen.
  2. If you are using an iPhone X, pull down your Control Center with a swipe from the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Hard-press (3D Touch) on the brightness slider, and it will expand to a full-screen mode. Here, you can find the toggles for Night Shift as well as for True Tone.
  4. Tap on the True Tone toggle to disable or enable the feature.

Easy right? The new and reorganized Control Center on iOS 11 makes many features of your iPhone easy to access. And that is the case with the True Tone technology.

Disable or Enable True Tone from Settings

Alternatively, you can access the True Tone toggle through the Settings app.

  1. Tap on Settings.
  2. Open the section Display & Brightness.
  3. Right under the Brightness slider, there is a toggle True Tone.
  4. Tap on it to turn it On or Off.

Wrap Up

While you may not like True Tone at the beginning, you will definitely get used to it later. I am talking from my personal experience, and how handy I found this feature for me as the time pass. However, knowing how to disable and enable it is crucial for some situations. Feel free to try True Tone on your iPhone 8 / 8 Plus or iPhone X and share your thoughts with us. Do you find the True Tone feature useful for you?


Kevin Arrows

Kevin Arrows is a highly experienced and knowledgeable technology specialist with over a decade of industry experience. He holds a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification and has a deep passion for staying up-to-date on the latest tech developments. Kevin has written extensively on a wide range of tech-related topics, showcasing his expertise and knowledge in areas such as software development, cybersecurity, and cloud computing. His contributions to the tech field have been widely recognized and respected by his peers, and he is highly regarded for his ability to explain complex technical concepts in a clear and concise manner.