How to Activate iPhone’s Red Screen with Color Filters Mode

With iOS 11, Apple changed up how you activate the Night Mode on your phone. The company originally introduced Night Shift in iOS 9.3 as a way to make screens a little easier on the eyes at night (and help you get some sleep in the process).


Now there are two options for your iPhone: That Night Shift Mode and a new ‘Color Filters’ mode that expands on an accessibility feature in iOS and makes for a pretty solid nighttime display option. The trick, which is somewhat buried in Apple’s settings, is the ability to turn your entire screen red.

Steps to Activate iPhone’s Red Screen with Color Filters Mode

1:  To Activate iPhone’s Red Screen, you need to go to the general settings menu. Now find and tap “Accessibility,” then find and tap “Display Accommodations”:

2: Tap on Color Filters

3: Then tap Color Tint, and set the hue and intensity all the way up:

4: It should look something like this:

With this feature, it will be easier to use your phone in dark environments without shocking your eyes with that bright white light, and maintaining night vision.

You can also add a shortcut for your Red Tint

It’s a hassle to switch from red tint to your basic bright non-tinted screen, without a shortcut. You’d have to go all the way to the settings to make it appear again.
In order to avoid that, here is how you can set up a shortcut:

To set it up, go to Settings –> General –> Accessibility, then scroll all the way to the bottom and select “Accessibility Shortcut.” Choose the “Color Filters” option from the list, and you’re done. Now every time you triple-click the Home button (or Side button on newer iPhones), it’ll switch between normal screen and red tint.

Everything aside, I think this is a very cool feature you can use. This is all you need to know on How to Activate iPhone’s Red Screen with Color Filters Mode. If you have any question regarding this topic, feel free to ask us in the comment box below.