iPhone XS True Tone: how to get rid of the yellow hue

The new iPhones are great but there's something wrong with their True Tone feature — it's a bit too warm, a bit too yellow. But hey, with some tweaking, you can fix this!
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13 Comments

1. baldilocks

Posts: 1412; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

True Tone is garbage. It's the first thing I disable on these new iPhones.

4. midan

Posts: 2406; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

How long u used it? Did you use it like a day or turn it off right away because you saw how yellow the screen became?

5. baldilocks

Posts: 1412; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I tried to live with it and love it, but it's not for me. I disabled that and auto brightness. Perfect.

2. libra89

Posts: 2022; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'll give this a try, thanks!

3. midan

Posts: 2406; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

it's very difficult to calibrate the screen because eyes adjust so fast. If i do what you did my screen looks blue and lifeless, but if i use your settings for one day and switch back tomorrow my settings propably look yellow. I remember when i first time put night shift on it made my screen so yellow, nowdays i don't notice hardly any difference because i've got used to it. Same when i tried True Tone first time, so yellow. After using it while it just makes the screen alive and when you turn it off you see what difference it makes, screen becomes lifeless and cold and it just doesn't fit to surroundings. It looks like it doesn't belong here. When everything else around you is affected by light and the screen isn't. When you have true tone on and you throw some papers around the phone or something white they just fit together.

6. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1058; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

You just buy into all the marketing BS Apple shoves in your face, don't you?

7. midan

Posts: 2406; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Someone got salty :D What marketing BS? That's Exactly what it does. Make your screen look more natural and blend in better with the world.

8. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1058; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Except it does nothing of the sort, it just makes things look weird and unnatural.

9. midan

Posts: 2406; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

First search from Google "After a few days with it on, it just looks dumb with trutone off. With trutone on it feels like it’s part of the room I’m in, with it off there is a weird ‘cardboard cutout’ feeling to it, like it’s been photoshopped into reality." Exactly what i said with different words. Yes it really does ;)

10. midan

Posts: 2406; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

This is propably what you mean "Looks horrifyingly yellow at first but that’s from a lifetime of staring at bluish computer displays. Whenever I use a True Tone device and then switch to a non-True Tone device it makes me appreciate the yellowish tint—especially since I work with a lot paper so picking up the iPhone X looks great versus the MacBook. "This It only looks yellow at first, but after a day or two, it looks amazing (to me), and I can’t imagine going back. It really does look true to life." It looks unnatural yellow because you have always watched something else. I can say it also that it looked ridiculous yellow that i didn't expect starting to use it. Strangely i stopped seeing the yellow and it's only light warm hue nowdays and it looks like paper on table. It still isn't for Everyone, but that's what it does

11. cmdacos

Posts: 3643; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

There's nothing more unnatural then a piss yellow screen.

12. deanylev

Posts: 233; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Awesome article, it actually works really well!

13. Vancetastic

Posts: 526; Member since: May 17, 2017

I tried this, and it made my eyes hurt!