How to Enable High Contrast Text on Google Pixel 7

This post will walk you through activating the Android 13 display feature that would make text easier to read on the latest Google Pixel smartphone. Here’s a quick guide to enable high contrast text on Google Pixel 7.

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Modern smartphones do offer plenty of accessibility features that can help address individual user's mobile needs and preferences. One of these features is the so-called high contrast text in Android 13 devices. When enabled, it transforms the normal display text into a high-contrast text that makes it easier to read.

Depicted below is the actual process of activating this feature on the latest Google Pixel smartphone. Feel free to refer to this guide when needed.

  1. Whenever you’ve got everything set, navigate to the Apps tray and then tap the Settings icon.



    Simply swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen to launch the Apps tray and then look for the gear-shaped icon labeled with Settings beneath.

    You can also launch the Settings app menu by tapping on the gear icon from the Quick settings panel.

  2. In the Settings app menu, scroll to find Display from the given items and then tap on it to proceed.



    Display-related features and options will load up on the next screen.

  3. To continue, scroll to find and then tap Display size and text.



    Doing so opens another menu with separate controls that you can use to adjust the default system text and display size.

  4. Scroll down to the bottom section and then tap to turn the High contrast text switch ON.



    With this switch enabled, your phone will automatically change the text color to black or white based on the current settings to maximize contrast with the background.

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  • Google Pixel 7

The High-contrast text feature was first introduced in Android 12. It specifically works by rendering black text with a thin white outline or white text with a thin black outline. The rendering output would be based on the current user interface background.

While there may not be a significant difference with the normal text, using high-contrast text can help make text on your phone more readable against a colorful or stuffy background.

Just like the other display text and size options, high-contrast text settings can also be accessed and managed through the Accessibility settings menu on your device.

  • To do so, just head over to Settings-> Accessibility-> Display text and size menu. 

There, you will see the same switch that you can toggle to turn the High-contrast text feature on or off. 

High contrast text is different from the Android 13 Color inversion or invert colors feature.

And that’s how to enable high contrast text on the latest Google Pixel 7 smartphone. You can always put things back to their original configuration simultaneously using the Reset settings option located at the bottom of the same menu.

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