I've accidentally inverted the colours on my Xperia smartphone
If everything on your phone screen looks like a negative of a photo, you might have accidentally inverted or reversed the screen's colours. To change the screen colours back to their default setting, follow the steps below:
- Find and open Settings on your smartphone.
- Using the search bar in the Settings menu, search for Colour Inversion.
- Alternatively, you can go to Accessibility → Text and display → Colour Inversion.
- In the Colour Inversion tab, switch off the toggle next to "Use colour inversion" to return your phone to its default colour setting.
If you can't find the Colour Inversion setting, restart your smartphone or reset it to its default settings.
What is Colour Inversion on a smartphone, and why would someone want to use it?
Colour Inversion is a display mode that reverses the colours of your smartphone's screen, just like a negative of a photo. It turns light screens dark and dark screens light.
If you're visually impaired or are sensitive to bright colours, Colour Inversion can help you read your smartphone screen. Reversing the colours can also prevent eye strain if you use your smartphone for an extended period.
What other mobile Accessibility settings are there?
Visit our FAQ for details on accessibility features: Accessibility features on Xperia smartphones (Android 11 and higher).