How to Enable / Disable True Tone Display Feature on iPad Pro 9.7-inch

Uzair Ghani
True Tone

Here's a complete tutorial on how to enable or disable True Tone display feature on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro from Apple.

Enable or Disable True Tone on iPad Pro, Suiting Your Needs Better for the Type of Work You're Doing

With the introduction of the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, Apple introduced a brand new feature to the iOS device lineup as well, called True Tone. With the feature enabled, the display senses the ambient light using sensors embedded in the bezels and adjusts the screen tone to match the surroundings. Basically, if you are in a room that is lit up using nothing but blue, then the screen will match accordingly. In the end you are left with the illusion that you are looking at content on a real piece of paper, which feels more natural.

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While it does sound great and all, but there's a huge problem with this feature: if you are doing work on the iPad Pro that requires color accuracy, then you might want to disable True Tone. In today's guide, we will show you how you can do just that. It's as simple as flicking a switch to the off position. Pick up your iPad Pro and follow our lead.


1. Launch the Settings app from the home screen.

2. Now select Display & Brightness from the list of available options in the left hand-side pane.

3. Right under the brightness slider, you should see a toggle switch labelled True Tone. Just turn it off, and you'll notice an immediate change to the screen tone.

If you are asking me, I would suggest leaving the feature on most of the time, especially when you are reading something online. It really, really helps in keeping things lighter on the eyes. And yes, as Apple puts it - it does feel very natural. But obviously, it might not fit a situation where color accuracy is required.

Wrap Up

Currently the feature is exclusive to the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. But it's likely that it will arrive on other devices as well. The iPhone 8 seems like the highly likely candidate for such a feature. And who knows it might eventually spill over to the Mac lineup too.

Doesn't hurt to dream, does it?

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