How to Switch Your iPhone to Black and White Mode in iOS 9

The iPhone has a number of different options available to improve the iPhone experience for individuals with hearing or visual impairments. One of these features, called Grayscale, is helpful if you are colorblind, or if you have trouble viewing items on your iPhone’s screen.

The option can be found on the Accessibility menu, and will immediately switch the display on your screen so that everything that is shown is in shades of gray. If this sound like a feature that would be beneficial to you, then continue reading our article below to find out how to enable grayscale on your iPhone.


Turning on the Grayscale Setting on an iPhone 6

Device used: iPhone 6 Plus

Software version: iOS 9.0.2

Turning on this setting will immediately switch your iPhone to grayscale mode. This includes every app that is installed on your device, including your camera. However, while the viewfinder on your camera will show the image in black and white, the picture will still be taken in color. If you wish to convert a picture to black and white, then you can open it in the Photos app, tap the Edit button, then the Filters icon, then select the Mono filter.


  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. open the settings menu



  3. Select the General option.
  4. open the general menu



  5. Scroll down and select the Accessibility option.
  6. open the accessibility menu



  7. Tap the button to the right of Grayscale to turn it on.

turn on grayscale



Note that any screenshots you take while your iPhone is in grayscale mode will actually be taken in color.

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