Technical Tutorials

iPad Tutorial Of The Day – White on Black – 06/14/10

Some people find the contrast and colors too difficult to see clearly on the default settings of the iPad. It is possible to change them and to make the existing white background screen black and the default black text to white. This changes everything on your iPad so some apps almost appear in a ‘negative format’. This tutorial will demonstrate how easy it is to change the settings and also to compare the difference between the two.



Firstly you need to select Settings from the main menu.



Then select Accessibility. In the top right column you will see the third option down displaying ‘White on Black’ – move the slider to the On position.


In the top right column you will see the third option down displaying ‘White on Black’ – move the slider to the On position. The background will turn black and the text will change to white.

Default Screen


This is how the BBC News site looks without the White on Black selection on.

White on Black


This is how it looks when you have selected White on Black.

With Default Colors


White On Black


If you want to change the settings back again, just move the slider on the White On Black Setting to Off.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]