iOS 15 give you the ability to specify accessibility settings for individual apps. The change lets you adjust things like text size, increase contrast, invert colors and more only where you need to.
Apple has long been ahead of the game when it comes to accessibility. Its focus on making iOS, iPadOS, macOS and more friendly for everyone has led to many features you won’t find in rival operating systems.
The ability to adjust text sizes or use bold text, invert colors, add color filters and more have long been baked-in on iPhone and iPad. But until now, changing those settings affected the entire operating system.
In iOS 15, you get much more control.
The updates make it possible to adjust your accessibility settings on a per-app basis. If you find certain apps difficult to see, for instance, you can increase contrast for those titles without affecting everything else.
Adjustments can be made in the new “Per-App Settings” menu inside the Accessibility section of the Settings app. Developers don’t need to change their apps to support it — it just works.
Adjusting Accessibility Settings for a Specific App
To begin, launch the Settings app and go to “Accessibility,” then choose “Per-App Settings.”
In the Per-App Settings page, tap on “Add App” to bring up a window where you can either search for or scroll through every single native and third-party application installed on your iPhone. Choose an app, or several. At the top of the list you also have a Home Screen option if you want accessibility features to only apply to your home screen.
Once an app is added to the Per-App Settings page, you can tap on the application to enable or configure a number of accessibility settings, including bold text, larger text, reduced transparency, increased contrast, smart invert, reduced motion, and more. You can even stop videos from auto-playing, which is a problem in certain apps like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and more.
After the accessibility settings have been configured, you can go back and either adjust the settings for other apps or use the apps which you’ve already tinkered with. These accessibility settings will only appear in the apps which you choose, and none more.
To remove the accessibility settings from an app, simply swipe all the way left on it in the Per-App Settings page to delete it.
Note: Apple’s iOS 15 is currently in beta. Anything shown in this guide may change or be removed with the future updates.