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glengauthier Level 1 Level 1
My screen's color inverted (negative). How do I get it back to normal?

imac G4, iOS 4
  • brendan002 Level 3 Level 3
    My 3GS has been reversed for months, at first resetting the accessibility worked but over time it became permanent. There was a fairly long thread on this quite a while ago. If you are in warranty I would get it replaced while you can.
  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6
  • brendan002 Level 3 Level 3
    I should have said that there is a black on White setting in accessibility that you can change If it has been set by accident. Sadly in my case that is not the problem and it is now permanent.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10
    If no change after restoring your iPhone with iTunes as a new iPhone or not from your iPhone's backup, your iPhone has a hardware problem.
  • brendan002 Level 3 Level 3
    Sadly I know Allan, and it started after the 12 months ran out. At first it changed on and off all day but now it is permanently the wrong way round. You can only tell the difference when I turn it on or off but the polarity is set the inverse way. As it seems to be settled though I would rather use the £200 for an OOW replacement towards the next phone as I had already decided to skip the IP4 as can't afford a new one every year.

    Hoping it continues as it is, only problem is I can not in good faith sell it to a private seller even though it is officially unlocked so will need to use a recycle site. Never mind, let's see the next one and I think Apple Care will be a must this time!
  • Ericmcaldas Level 1 Level 1
    Please, go to settings>general>accessibility> and turn off "White on Black"
  • unadepollo Level 1 Level 1
    Thank you Ericmcaldas, I was a bit worried but the problem was I had pressed 3 times the home button and I activated the black/white option.
    Thank you again
  • lahi96 Level 1 Level 1
    i am not sure how to describe this so here it goes. The normal color scheme on my iphone home screen keeps changing. I find that at times the green icons turn blue, the red icons turn blue. When i hard reset, it goes back to normal. But it will change colors schemes again. Any one know what the heck this problem is?
  • atchao Level 1 Level 1

    push the home button 3 times in a row. should fix the "white over black"

  • christopher9 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks.. Just found the answer on the forum.. Have great day

  • JHamp Level 1 Level 1

    New, correct answer # 47CLunN65e334


    1. Push "Genera"l. There's another "General" there. Push THAT "Genera"l. Now, under the second General" is an undescript button called ""accessability" . When that one gets pushed, about 4 controls down, is the obvious button called "White on Black". Try pushing that and see if the problem doesn't go away.


    John Hampton

    Apple user since "Classic", "SE", "C530" (the largest, heaviest color laptop ever made on earth), iBook G3, iBook "Clamshell, "12-inch silver PPC", the BEST laptop ever made, "Performa-X (for the kids), Black I Book (NICE cross between Unibody and today's Unibody as to features and speed) White Newest Unibody (Gave to wife)

    and now, Mac Book Pro, Jury's still out due to Lion, and 3 Xeons for 3 ProTools rigs, iPhone 1, 3G, 3GS w/Otter-box        (✰✰✰✰ for Otter-Box)


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  • CongaKing Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you, that's great my phone's back to normal. I have no idea how it happened but thanks for the advice!

  • wirdwarrior Level 1 Level 1

    I fixed this problem on my iPhone 4 by navigating through these 4 simple steps:


    1. Settings

    2. General

    3. Accessability

    4. Invert Colors, then select "OFF" on the slider


    Easy peasey!


    In my case, I believe my phone was inadvertently switched to a negative image mode through an accessibility feature activation touch gesture.  I've had more trouble because of these!  Whenever something weird happens, I first check to see that this isn't the culprit...and it usually is!


    The last time it happened, the images on my screen were zoomed to the point where I couldn't even turn the phone off because the slider that confirms your desire to do a hard shut down was not fully visible; rendering this slider non-functional.  Thank heavens this forum contained the solution in the settings menu!!!

  • pieear Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you!  I don't know how my phone inverted as I was not in settings, but your easy answer set it right again.

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