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How do I change colour scheme on iphone S4?

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ravenowl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 20, 2013 4:22 AM

I just ran the update on my phone. The green colour scheme for icons etc is vile, just looking at it makes me queasy, the keypad impossible to see in bright light - a catastrophe! How do I change it back to what it was or at least to something that is usuable? It seems a lot of people have the problem, so I'm hoping that there will be an answer somewhere. I cannot really use the phone as is because its too hard too read texts, too hard to see names. All help appreciated.

iPhone 4S
  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,675 points)
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    Sep 20, 2013 10:24 AM (in response to ravenowl)

    1. There is no "green color scheme for icons."  Get your eyes examined. There are numerous background wallpapers with various color schemes (as well as your custom photos), that can be changed in settings.

     

    2. You can improve text readability by changing text size and characteristics:

     

    Settings > General > Accessibility > Larger Type, Bold Text, Increase contrast

  • gabberattack Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 20, 2013 10:41 AM (in response to modular747)

    I just did that and it looks more usable now, thank you. The original settings were straining my eyes a lot.

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,675 points)
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    Sep 20, 2013 12:20 PM (in response to gabberattack)

    You're welcome.  Note that the folder icons and dock are translucent and take on the color cast of the wallpaper.

  • Mr Lizard Level 2 Level 2 (250 points)
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    Sep 23, 2013 1:59 AM (in response to modular747)

    modular747, it's entirely possible to be helpful without also being insulting. People come here seeking assistance, not to be told that they need their eyes examined.

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,675 points)
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    Sep 23, 2013 5:59 AM (in response to ravenowl)

    So, when you said: "The green colour scheme for icons etc is vile, just looking at it makes me queasy", you considered the 3 green icons out of 26 iOS icons to constitute the icon color scheme?? 

     

    When you said "green color scheme for icons" it implied that you saw  all icons as containing green.  Hence, the ophthalmologic recommendation.  That said, I agree with you about the psychedelic quality of the green and red icons - poor choice on Apple's part, but hardly nauseating. 

     

    Did you try the Bold Text and Increase Contrast settings I mentioned?

     

    The folder icons and dock are translucent in that they take on the coloring of the background.  Changing the wallpaper will change their cast.  If you use one of the "dynamic" wallpapers, the folders and dock change hue as the background changes.

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,675 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 10:33 AM (in response to ravenowl)

    I have been experimenting as well with wallpapers but all my icons look exactly the same when the backgrounds change, so I must be doing something wrong

    You're not doing anything wrong.  The app icons are not affected by the the background.  Only folder icons and the icon dock (at the bottom) are translucent and show the color behind them.

    Unfortunately, certain light/colour frequencies play havoc with my sense of balance, hence also an aversion to fluorecent lights with their constant flicker (they do induce headaches and nausea). It is just unfortunate that Apple had to pick this particual green.... slightly less neon wouldn't have been a problem.

    Tell Apple:

     

    Apple - iPhone - Feedback

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,675 points)
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    Sep 29, 2013 12:56 PM (in response to ravenowl)

    You're welcome

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