iPad Screen Colors Inverted? How to Fix Reversed Colors on Your iPad.

Here’s another request for help I got recently. In this case, the iPad foreground and background colors were inverted or reversed. That is, the screen was white on black instead of black on white, like a photo negative.


Somehow I accidentally changed my screen to give me a negative (black
and white look) and now I can’t figure out how to change it back to

Please advise.

Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Invert Colors
Set this to OFF.

You can learn much more about using older iPads in my

Lessons for Legacy iPads


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, teaches about digital tools through his work, websites and social media. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale. On his Freelance Teaching site you'll find the resources you need to teach like a smart entrepreneur.