Seizures in people with photosensitivity epilepsy get stimulated by the flashes of lights, strobing effects, or alternating patterns of different lights. Keeping this important thing in mind, Apple has introduced an Accessibility feature designed to automatically dim video on iPhone when flashes of light are detected. Read on to understand how it works and enable it to protect your eyes:
Why should you care about this new Accessibility feature?
As usual, we will first briefly discuss how this Accessibility feature works!
Apple has developed the “Dim Flashing Lights” feature in order to enhance user safety. When you enable this Accessibility feature, it automatically reduces the brightness of the video which includes repeated flashing lights. As already stated above, it has been developed keeping in mind the people who have photosensitivity epilepsy.
Wondering whether or not your iPhone is supported by the “Dim Flashing Lights” feature? Well, thankfully, there is no hardware restriction, unlike many other notable features. That means so long as your iPhone is running the supported version of iOS, you will be able to use it.
Before going ahead, make sure your device is updated. Go to the Settings app on your device -> General -> Software Update -> download and install the latest version of iOS/iPadOS.
Automatically Dim Flashing Lights in Video Content on iPhone
1. After you have updated your device, head over to the Settings app on your iPhone.
2. In the Settings menu, scroll down and choose Accessibility.
3. Under the Vision section, tap on Motion.
4. Now, turn on the toggle for Dim Flashing Lights and get out of the Settings app.
Voila! The next time a video shows strobing light effects, your iPhone will automatically dim the video to safeguard your eyes. At any time, you want to disable it, go back to the same Motion setting and then turn off the Dim Flashing Lights toggle.
Protect Your Eyes Using This Noted Accessibility Feature..!
Now, you know how to use this new Accessibility feature to safeguard your eyes. From what I can tell it works as expected. Along with Continuity, Accessibility has become the most loved feature in the Apple ecosystem.
The addition of a plethora of notable features including Color Filters has made it a great asset for not only differently-abled people but also for everyone.