If you have no idea how to return the beloved color to the display of your phone, here we will tell you all the ways in which you can remove black and white from panel of your smartphone. In Android there are different ways to recover the tones in the terminal panel. On iPhone, they are less, but they also exist.
Steps to disable black and white on Android
If your phone is running Google’s operating system, there are a few things you can do to bring the color saturation of your screen back to normal. Logically, if you want to try configuring your screen in this way, you just have to repeat the steps in reverse.
Set up Mobile Digital Wellbeing
Most likely, you have configured the Digital Wellbeing of your terminal and you have not found out that the display colors will change to a gray scale. So they will be lost during the time that we have this software tool enabled on the device.
To find out if this has been the culprit, we must enter the mobile settings > access the section of Digital wellbeing and parental controls. Once you are inside, check that you have deactivated Rest Mode. Or, at least, check within it if you have disabled the option that activates the gray scale. In addition, it is most likely that you have programmed this tool and have not noticed that this function is activated in your terminal.
Take a look at the developer options
This method is the one that should generally be available in all phones that have Android, or at least a recent version, regardless of device brand. The main problem is that, before we screwed up, we should have activated the developer options, since they are ‘hidden’. For this reason, it is most likely that this is not the culprit that the color of the phone has disappeared.
In any case, if you want to check if it is due to a setting within these options, you must go to Settings, press the About phone menu and press a minimum of 7 times above where it says Build number. Do it until a message tells us that it has been activated correctly. Then, we will have to open this section that we will find within the System section.
Once there, we must look for an option called Simulate color space, to check if we do not have selected monochromatism either achromatopsia. If we had this function marked as Disabled, we already warned you that this setting will not be the culprit that makes the panel of your mobile look black and white.
Although, if in your case it was active, choose the Disabled option, and immediately the screen will recover all its color to become.
Do it from the mobile settings
In this case, it will depend to a large extent on the personalization layer that we have on our phone. And it is that, within many smartphones, we find the function of activating the gray scale, that is, make the panel look black and whitefrom the device’s own settings.
We are not facing an option that comes standard within android. So not all of us may have screwed up and activated this function inadvertently. We will find this tool within the accessibility settings. Within this section, we will see that there is a section for vision or similar. Here, we will have to disable the grayscale mode so that we can recover the color of the display.
And immediately, our Android mobile will recover the tones. In addition, the curious thing about these modes is that the screenshots that we take from the display will continue to live in color.
Control battery saving mode
In some customization layers, as is the case of Samsung mobile phones, especially in older terminals, we found an option within its Energy Saving mode that allowed us to deactivate all the colors of the device’s touch panel with the in order to gain more autonomy.
And it is that the grayscale was one of the Battery Saver mode options, along with Block Background Data and Restrict Performance. So, if your terminal is a few years old, check that this tool is not the reason that has made the screen of your device look completely black and white.
To do this, you just have to look for the Energy saving or similar option and deactivate the Grayscale mode. With this, it will be enough for us to recover the color of the touch panel of the mobile.
The black and white mode of your iPhone
In the case of the Apple phone, the same thing happens. if only you can see black and white screen It’s not because you bought an iPhone with an e-ink screen. What happens is that either someone who knows how iOS settings work is playing a joke on you, or you have touched something that you shouldn’t have.
Set accessibility options
You iPhone could be set to grayscale due to some accessibility settings that may have been enabled for whatever reason. Luckily, you can follow these steps below to easily change these settings:
- Open the settings app on your iPhone
- Look for Accessibility
- Tap on Display and text size
- Select the Color Filters options and turn them off
In the same way, within the accessibility menu, you will also have to deactivate the grayscale setting in the vision menuwhich can also be the source of the problem with the phone’s panel
Beware of the Zoom
Again, from the accessibility settingsyou can alter the colors of the iPhone screen if you enter within the zoom options. One of them is the one that allows you to change the colors of the panel to black and white.
- Open the settings app on your iPhone
- Look for Accessibility
- Once you are on the Accessibility page, select Zoom
- Scroll down to the bottom and select the zoom filter
- You will probably see that the Grayscale option is fixed. Select None to turn it off.
Why remove the color?
One of the great advantages that we find that the panel of the device is seen in a gray scale is that we will get save a significant amount of energy. And it is that, one of the main culprits for the phone’s battery to run out more quickly, is the mobile screen.
Not only because of the brightness that we have in the device, but also because of the different colors that it reflects. In addition, on more than one occasion we have already warned you that by having black backgrounds and the dark theme on the phone, it will allow us to save a good amount of battery percentage in our day to day.
Well, by removing the colors from the phone screen, and seeing it in black and white, we will be doing something similar. It could even give us better results than the classic saving mode. So it never hurts to know how we could make the display monochrome whenever we want. But, it is clear that the last decision is up to you, in any case, we encourage you to do the test for a few hours and see for yourself if it is worth it to increase the autonomy of your terminal.