Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2013 9:39 AM (in response to momberose)
So I know that everyone has a different style and not everyone has enjoyed the new look of the update. But instead of complaining and walking away from a great product all you have to do it download two apps
1) Message Designer - allows you to change the bubble and text colors
2) App Icons - change the Icons for each of your apps
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2013 9:46 AM (in response to mackwolf)
Both apps get some pretty terrible reviews. The ones that aren't terrible look very fake. But, at least App Icons is free.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2013 10:06 AM (in response to Meg St._Clair)
Haha yeh mackwolf probably works for the developers and wrote all those good reviews.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2013 11:47 AM (in response to momberose)
I'd just like to add my voice to those here. I'm one of the 12.5% of men who are colourblind. I happen to be marginally red/green deficient.
The white text on the green (so I'm told) background is pretty much illegible.
There are options ot assist users with many diabilities, but it seems someone ignored colourblindness. I'm in the UK so excuse the spellling of Colour).
All I want is black text as a minimum.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2013 11:54 AM (in response to Stag V8)
Settings > General > Accessibility > Invert Colors
This is a user-to-user tech support site. If you want to suggest something to Apple, post it here:
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2013 11:55 AM (in response to modular747)
Yes I already did that. Just wanted to post here too to make myself feel better :-)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 6, 2013 8:12 PM (in response to momberose)
While true an inversion of colors affects everything on your phone, I just learned that within the Accessibility setting, you can customize inversion to occur and remove with a triple tap of the home button. In this way, while in texts, if struggling to read, you could quickly invert and just as quickly revert. What do you think.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2013 1:23 AM (in response to Ginz23)
That's a good solution. Thank you very much indeed. It'll help until someone sorts this out (hopefully)...
Thank you again
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2013 11:58 AM (in response to Ginz23)
"I just learned that within the Accessibility setting, you can customize inversion to occur and remove with a triple tap of the home button."
Please explain how?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2013 12:06 PM (in response to bfflo)
settings>general>accessibility>accessibility shortcut (bottom choice)>choose invert colors as the triple-click home button short cut.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2013 11:44 AM (in response to momberose)
You can now change "sender & my background/font colors & font style" on a Mac. search "Viewing". Still looking how to do this on my iphone...
Change balloon style, text size, and color
You can customize the way your messages appear in the Messages window.
- To choose whether messages are shown in balloons or boxes, or to see pictures or names for your friends, choose View > Messages, and then choose one of the options.
- To choose the background color, font color, or font for you and your friends, choose Messages > Preferences, click Viewing, then choose an option from the pop-up menus.If you choose Automatic, you’ll use the color settings your friend set.
- To quickly adjust the font size for your messages, choose View, then choose a command.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2013 6:20 AM (in response to momberose)
I'm colour blind. I can barely see my text messages. This is bloody awful.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2013 10:13 AM (in response to momberose)
Ahh, I am beyond frustrated. This is a Mac houshold. I have 2 MBP's, (One work, one personal), a Mac Mini, bot Boys have MBP's in college, and I control access to the home core switch, and firewals. (Cisco 3560, Juniper 5GT). I had a 3G, 4G and now 5G. I am not even looking at the Iphone6, I am looking at the Samsung Android devices. I figure at Samsung they would not have difficulty allowing customization of color or font. It is trivial. I don't care much for Google anything, don't trust them. But I don't have to use them either. I have replaced all my IPhone and IPAD ap's with their comparable Andoid counterparts. The savings of upgrading to a Laptop at 1/2 the price, with 32GB RAM, quad core Haswell Chip, running VMWARE workstation, and simultaneous Windows 7 and Ubuntu Desktop, with Galaxy tablets, seems like a whole lot of savings. Oh, no IMessages, but heck, phone companies plans are all Data now, and unlimited text and calls. So imessage toll bypass is useless. Facebook? All my friends and work use Skype. (How many signatures in email do you see a "Facebook ID:", vs a "Skype ID:".... Appears innovation and common sense left with Steve. I can't believe we are going in to 2014 and this still has not been resolved. Bye Apple.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2013 10:48 AM (in response to Necesitomas)
Necesitomas : What in the world are you even talking about? This conversation is tied directly to iPhone iOS 7 iMessaging colors. Good grief.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2013 11:29 AM (in response to mackwolf)
There will always be complainers, no matter what Apple does!