How can I set up my iPhone/iPad display to be easier on the eyes during extended periods of reading?

Alantam64 July 19, 2014
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How to make your iPhone and iPad best for reading so it does not hurt your eyes for long reading.

  1. Philip Bates
    July 29, 2014 at 11:43 am

    There are some simple things you could do through Settings, though generally, as Dann says, it's better to read for long periods on a Kindle, Kobo or Nook etc.

    My first suggestion is to change screen brightness. To do this: Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness > (Adjust brightness to suit you). Increasing text size might also help slightly: Settings > General > Text Size. Depending on what you're reading (blogs or ebooks etc.), your iPhone can automatically adjust its contrast; all you have to do is: Settings > General > Accessibility > Increase Contrast > On.

    It's never helped me, but some people like to invert colours (ie. read white text on a black background). It does, I suppose, give your eyes something a little different to look at. To do this: Settings > General > Accessibility > Invert Colours.

    Hope that helps!

  2. Dann A
    July 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Depending on the app that you're using to read, you might be able to enable a night mode or at least a toned-down look (like the Kindle app's sepia tone). You can also install f.lux if your device is jailbroken (https://justgetflux.com/ios.html). I use f.lux on my computer, and it's made a huge difference for my eyes at night. You could change the temperature of f.lux to make it easier throughout the day, too.

    Other than that, I'd recommend off-loading as much of your reading to an e-ink device, like a Kindle, as possible.