How to Enable Color Inversion on Google Pixel 7

This post will walk you through activating an Android 13 feature that makes the newest Google Pixel smartphone’s system-wide display color inverted. Here’s a quick guide to enable color inversion on Google Pixel 7.

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As the name suggests, color inversion is an Android accessibility feature that's mainly designed to alter the default (light mode) display to a dark background using a dark theme or inverted color.

Depicted below is a step-by-step walkthrough on how to access and activate this feature on the newest Google Pixel device. Feel free to refer to this guide if necessary.

  1. First, navigate to the Apps tray and then tap the Settings (gear) icon to open the Settings app menu.

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    Just swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen to access the Apps tray on your Pixel phone.

  2. While in the Settings menu, scroll to find Accessibility from the given items and then tap on it to proceed.

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    Another screen will launch with all inbuilt accessibility features and services.

  3. Navigate to the Display section and then tap Color and motion.

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    On the next screen, you will see another set of options that you can use to manage your phone’s user interface or display appearance.

  4. To continue, find and then tap Color inversion.

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    The Color inversion menu will load up next.

  5. In the Color inversion menu, tap to turn on the switch next to Use color inversion.

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    Doing so instantly changes the system-wide display interface with the color inversion effects.

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How does Color Inversion work on Pixel 7?

Color inversion basically turns light screens dark and dark screens light so the actual output depends on your current system setup. When enabled, the dark background is applied to everything in the system except in some media or video files. Typically, you’ll get to see a black text on a white screen becomes white text on a black screen or vice versa.

Enabling Color inversion is usually handy for smartphone owners who have issues with color quality or legibility.

There is also an option for you to add a Color inversion shortcut. 

  • In order to use this feature, simply tap on Color inversion shortcut. Doing so will launch a pop-up menu with two shortcut options for you to choose from.
  • In the pop-up menu, tap to select your preferred shortcut option. You may opt to tap the Accessibility button or press and hold both the volume keys to activate color inversion on your phone. 
  • After making necessary changes, tap Save at the bottom.

While color inversion works on all apps, colors will still change in certain media files and images.

Another option to use a dark background is to enable Dark Theme on your Pixel 7. 

  • To do this, just navigate to Settings-> Accessibility-> Color and motion menu and then tap to turn on the Dark theme switch. 
  • On the succeeding menu, enable the switch next to Use Dark theme to activate dark theme right away. 

You can also set a schedule for your phone to switch to dark theme or dark mode automatically. Just set your preferred Dark theme schedule in the Dark theme settings menu.

And that’s how to enable color inversion on the Google Pixel 7 smartphone.


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